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Career Potential

Among 2015-2016 Hofstra graduates who graduated from the Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations, 98% of the respondents report that within one year of graduation they were employed or attending/planning to attend graduate school. Among those Hofstra graduates who graduated from the Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations and who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $40,000.

Among 2015-2016 Hofstra graduates who majored in journalism, 96% of the respondents report that within one year of graduation they were employed or attending/planning to attend graduate school. Among 2015-2016 Hofstra graduates who majored in public relations, 100% of the respondents report that within one year of graduation they were employed or attending/planning to attend graduate school. Among those Hofstra graduates who majored in journalism and who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $40,000. Among those Hofstra graduates who majored in public relations and who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $40,000.

Some of the full-time positions that recent graduates began after receiving their degree include:

CNN – Production Assistant
Newsday – Social Media Manager
The New York Times – News Assistant
Richner Communications – Reporter
CBS Television Studios – Page
Trace Foundation – Communications Officer
FOX News Channel – Production Assistant
Wenner Media – Online Staff Editor
Topps – Associate App Producer
WBNG-TV – Reporter
Viacom – Digital Programming Coordinator
Northwell Health – Account Executive
Coyne PR – Account Coordinator
iHeartMedia – Marketing and Promotions
North Shore Animal League America – Program Outreach & Social Media Coordinator
Moss Networks – Marketing & PR Coordinator

Graduates have also enrolled in or said they were planning to attend graduate programs at Hofstra University, Columbia University, Cal State, Rutgers University, Brooklyn Law School, the University of Maryland, Emerson College, New York University, Syracuse University, University of Chicago, and the University of Melbourne in Australia, among others.

Outcomes are based on the 86% of 2015-2016 Communication undergraduate degree recipients who responded to a survey or for whom data was gathered from LinkedIn within one year of graduation, not the total number of graduates, and may not be representative of the total graduating population. The career outcomes rate includes those employed (full-time or part-time) and not employed but attending graduate school (full-time or part-time) next semester. Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by Communication graduates and are based upon a 33% response rate. Salary figures vary from year-to-year based upon a number of factors, including market conditions as well as the number of graduates reporting salary information to us. The economy is constantly changing, and employment for past classes is not an accurate predictor of employment for future classes. In addition, a degree from Hofstra or any other school is not a guarantee of employment in any field.

All data must meet a test of data integrity. The median salary and outcomes data reported for Hofstra graduates is determined by the level at which data may be deemed reliable (University wide, school, division or department). To see the alumni outcome reports in its entirety, and all available data, go to the institutional research page.