What Can I Do with the MPC Degree?

What Are Employers Looking For?

Every organization needs effective communicators. Surveys show that all employers are looking for basic skills including:

  • relational (interpersonal, group/team)

  • writing and speaking

  • critical thinking

  • communicating visually and digitally

If you possess these skills, you not only get the jobs, you get the promotions. You emerge as a leader and manager because you know how to:

  • build and lead teams

  • convey clear and concise messages

  • direct the flow of information

  • make good decisions

  • solve problems

  • understand research

  • innovate

  • create

  • and more...

What Do MPC Graduates Do With Their Degrees?

Our graduates work in fields such as public relations, marketing communications, training and development, internal or organizational communication, social media and web communications, journalism and human resources. Recent graduates work for Marketstar, Intermountain Healthcare (IHC), ARUP Laboratories, The Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-Day Saints, Deseret News, and Sandy School District, to name just a few.

Consult with an Advisor

If you have a particular career track in mind, we encourage you to consult with your MPC adviser to choose the elective classes, research projects, hands-on applications, and thesis/final project ideas most beneficial to achieving your goals. We also encourage you to network with professional mentors for further direction.

200-plus Potential Jobs

  • Account manager
  • Accreditation specialist
  • Activities director
  • Advertising executive
  • Advocate for causes
  • Administrative aide
  • Admissions counselor
  • Alumni coordinator
  • Arts administrator
  • Assistant to the college president
  • Benefits administrator
  • Blogger
  • Brand manager
  • Broadcast management
  • Broadcasting floor manager
  • Broadcasting production supervisor
  • Business manager
  • Business executive
  • Career and training adviser
  • Child language specialist
  • Child welfare worker
  • Claims adjuster
  • College admissions counselor
  • College dean
  • College instructor
  • College professor
  • College recruiter
  • Communication director
  • Communication specialist
  • Communication statistician
  • Communication trainer
  • Community outreach director
  • Community relations director
  • Company spokesperson
  • Consultant
  • Contract administrator
  • Copy editor
  • Copywriter
  • Corporate communications director
  • Corporate communicator
  • Counselor
  • Creative director
  • Crisis manager
  • Critic
  • Customer service representative
  • Database analyst
  • Debate coach
  • Department administrator
  • Developmental officer
  • Digital media designer
  • Digital media expert
  • Director of admissions at college
  • Director of corporate communication
  • Disc jockey
  • Diversity consultant
  • Editor
  • Educational media specialist
  • Employee relations representative
  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmental lobbyist
  • Events planner
  • Executive Communications Strategist
  • Executive administrative assistant
  • Fashion merchandiser
  • Film editor
  • Film director
  • Forensics director
  • Freelancer
  • Fundraiser
  • Gallery manager/owner
  • Government lobbyist
  • Government relations officer
  • Governmental press secretary
  • Graphic artist
  • Health services manager
  • Hospital volunteer membership coordinator
  • Hotel manager
  • Human resource administrator
  • Human resources manager
  • Human resources specialist
  • Human rights officer
  • Impression management specialist
  • Information analyst
  • Instructional designer
  • Instructional development consultant/specialist
  • International on-air media talent
  • International student coordinator
  • Interviewer
  • Journalist
  • Labor negotiator
  • Labor relations consultant
  • Language arts teacher
  • Law firm recruiter
  • Leasing consultant
  • Legal communication consultant
  • Legislative assistant
  • Legislative correspondent
  • Legislative liaison
  • Linguist
  • Lobbyist
  • Maintenance supervisor manager
  • Manager
  • Marketing communication manager
  • Marketing product manager
  • Marketing specialist
  • Market researcher
  • Media account executive
  • Media broadcasting
  • Media buyer
  • Media consultant
  • Media critic
  • Media planner
  • Media relations specialist
  • Media specialist
  • Media systems analyst
  • Mediation specialist
  • Membership drive manager
  • Mental health professional
  • Minister
  • Motivational speaker
  • Multicultural specialists
  • Multimedia designer
  • Museum curator
  • National fraternity chapter consultant
  • National sorority chapter consultant
  • Negotiator
  • News anchor
  • News director
  • Newscaster
  • Newsletter editor
  • Newspaper publisher
  • News writer
  • Nonprofit organization director
  • On-air talent
  • Paralegal
  • Patient rights advocate
  • Photographer
  • Political activist
  • Political analyst
  • Political communication
  • Private investigator
  • Production assistant
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Promotional specialist
  • Property manager
  • Public affairs director
  • Public information specialist
  • Public opinion researcher
  • Public relations specialist
  • Publications editor
  • Publicist
  • Quality inspector
  • Radio programmer
  • Radio news director
  • Radio talk show host
  • Recreational coordinator and supervisor
  • Recruiter
  • Researcher
  • Research specialist
  • Residential housing director
  • Sales representative
  • Sales manager
  • Scriptwriter
  • Secondary school speech teacher
  • Social media marketer
  • Social media specialist
  • Social service researcher
  • Social service investigator
  • Special events coordinator
  • Specification writer
  • Speechwriter
  • Sports announcer
  • Sports marketer
  • Sports publicist
  • Student activities director
  • Student services director
  • Symphony orchestra media relations
  • Systems administrator
  • Talk show host
  • Teacher
  • Technical recruiter
  • Technical writer
  • Telecommunications specialist
  • Telemarketing manager
  • Television producer
  • Television reporter
  • Theater manager
  • Training specialist
  • Travel/conference manager
  • University administrator
  • University information specialist
  • University instructor
  • Usability expert
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Videographer
  • Web designer
  • Webmaster
  • Writer