After Graduation

Professional communicators occupy a number of positions key to many organizations. Graduates from our School are regularly identified by the following job titles:

  • communication coordinator
  • communication specialist
  • communication officer
  • communication assistant
  • communication manager (sometimes marketing and communication officer, communication and intranet manager, public relations specialist)

These communication specialists creatively respond to a number of job duties:

  • writing for traditional media (letters, media releases, annual reports, newsletters, white papers, proposals, executive bios, and appointment notices) and emerging media (executive emails, blogs, webpage content)
  • researching and synthesizing information
  • integrating digital, social media, and multimedia into an organization’s strategy
  • preparing and delivering speeches and presentations
  • organizing special events such as town halls and company-wide meetings, including public speaking, creating content, planning agendas, and securing guest speakers

Employers require applicants to have the capacity to write for different audiences; plan and implement communication strategies; demonstrate interpersonal and intercultural communication skills in order to work with a variety of groups and individuals.  All these positions require theoretical and applied knowledge—the knowledge acquired through a Ryerson Professional Communication BA.