Communication Studies Careers

Christina Crane & Michelee Murdoch interning with CBS

"What can I do with this major?"

Departmental Resources

  • Get Involved:  Niagara has a great many opportunities to get involved and build skills through our television studio, radio etc.
  • Internships & Co-ops:  Internships and co-ops can give communication students an edge in the job market. Talk to your faculty, visit Career Services, or explore the Arts & Sciences site to learn more about internship and co-op opportunities.

Career Contacts

The following faculty, alumni, and staff have volunteered to speak with students about possible careers. To volunteer or update your contact information,  Contact Us.

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  • Jessica Biegaj (Alumna) - jbiegaj@buffalo.edu
         Community Relations Associate for Programming, University at Buffalo
         Campaign Coordinator, UB Employees Campaign for the Community
  • Ed Buttaccio (Employer) - ed.buttaccio@ynn.com
         News Director at YNN Rochester
  • Fred Heuer (Alumnus/Staff) - frederick.heuer@ccwny.org
         Annual Appeal Parish Division Coordinator, Catholic Charities of Buffalo, NY
         Former Assistant Vice President for Marketing, Niagara University
  • Lisa McMahon (Staff) - lmcmahon@niagara.edu
         Associate Director for Publications, Niagara University
         Experienced newspaper reporter, feature writer, editor, and graphic designer
  • Ted Ritter (Alumnus) - TRitter@njtpa.org
         Principal Planner: External Affairs, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
         Freelance Writing & Journalism
         Master’s in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University’s School of Communications
  • Geoffrey Reddick  (Alumnus) -  geoff.redick@ynn.com
         Reporter YNN Albany
  • Brian Rock (Staff) - bdr@niagara.edu
         Multimedia Production Specialist, Niagara University
  • Bryan Semski (Alumnus, 2007) - bsemski@niagara.edu
         Assistant Director of Admissions, Niagara University
         Studying Mental Health Counseling, Niagara University
  • Michelle (Clements) Semski - (Alumna, 2008/2010) - michelle.semski@yahoo.com
         Studied Interdisciplinary Studies: Student Affairs Focus, Niagara University          
         Academic Advisor, Bryant & Stratton College