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See where Union takes you:

Dan Andelman '97, VP of new media, Dave Andelman '92, creator and CEO, and Michael Andelman '94, VP of business development, The Phantom Gourmet multimedia enterprise

Meredith Allenick '12, production/marketing Associate, NBC Universal

Dan Amira '07, writer, The Daily Show

Nicole Beland '96, executive editor, Cosmopolitan magazine

Nancy Borowick '07, photojournalist, New York Times and freelance

James Morton '10, assistant editor of photography, Forbes magazine

Rachel Racusen '04, deputy national communications director for President Obama

Sally Squires '74, senior VP, Powell, Tate communications

Joanna Stern '06, personal technology columnist, The Wall Street Journal

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Communications & Journalism

With small classes, dedicated faculty and a highly focused curriculum, Union is a leader in helping students develop strong writing, critical analysis, research and oral presentation skills – core capabilities for careers in communications and journalism.

Many of these skills are emphasized in the First-Year Preceptorial, Sophomore Research Seminar and Senior Thesis or Capstone Project. In addition, the College’s emphasis on interdisciplinary studies gives students both broad and deep knowledge of many subject areas and encourages them to make connections across disciplinary boundaries. A Union education also encourages curiosity, creativity and problem-solving, further tools for success in the field of communications.

Possible majors:

Many majors and minors open doors in editing, publishing, advertising, corporate communications and writing for radio, television, print and online journals. These include Digital Media, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Photography, Political Science and Sociology. Concentrating in the sciences or engineering is a strong foundation for jobs in technical and science writing.

Campus academic & honorary societies:

Sigma Tau Delta, International English honors society

Clubs and organizations:

Concordiensis newspaper, The Idol literary magazine, Dutch Oven humor newspaper, Garnet yearbook, The Minerva Review, the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics, TvUC, WRUC and The Aleph, a journal on global perspectives by study abroad students

Internship opportunities:

Condé Nast Publications, Elevate Communications, Martha Stewart Living magazine, NBC, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Y&R global marketing and communications 

Suggested terms abroad:

Galway, Ireland; York, England