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Career Outcomes

In an era of digital media and radical transparency, the growth outlook for the public relations and advertising profession is bright. U.S. News & World Report ranks public relations specialist and art director as the top two Best Creative Jobs and among The 100 Best Jobs.

Our Public Relations and Advertising alumni are working in the following organizations:

  • Agencies and Professional Services
  • Corporate
  • Nonprofit and Government

Agencies and Professional Services

Accenture LeadMD
Allied Integrated Marketing Leo Burnett - Lapiz
Arc Worldwide LOYAL3
Burson-Marsteller MSLGROUP
Centro Ogilvy Public Relations
Conversant Penna Power Brian Haynes
Crowley Webb Punchkick Interactive
DinaMS Rise Interactive
Edelman SapientNitro
Euromonitor International Sikich
Expontential SmithAmundsen
Foote, Cone & Belding (FCB) Social@Ogilvy
Gagen MacDonald Starcom MediaVest Group
GroupM Strawberry Frog
Havas TMP Worldwide
Hill + Knowlton Strategies Weber Shandwick
Intouch Solutions Widmeyer Communications
Ketchum ZenithOptimedia Group
KPMG Zeno Group
krispr communications


Ace Hardware Corp. HUB International
Anaheim Ducks Hyatt Hotels
Aon kCura
Belly The Missner Group
BOSCH Morningstar
Career Builder Navistar
CNO Financial Northern Trust
Exelon OptumRx United Healthcare
Goose Island Beer Co. tronc (Tribune Publishing)
Groupon True Value Corp.
Grubhub Walt Disney Studios
Hilton Hotels UBS
Honeywell WillisTowersWatson

Nonprofit and Government

American Dental Association (ADA) Glencoe Park District
Chicago Public Schools Metra
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Music of the Baroque
City of Columbus (OH) Noah’s Arc Foundation
City Year Northern Illinois Food Bank
Cook County Board Government Ohio State University
DePaul University Organizing for Action (OFA)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Pace Suburban Bus Service
Feeding America Shedd Aquarium


Some Public Relations and Advertising alumni have also gone on to pursue further academic study and scholarly careers with distinguished academic institutions like Yale University, the London School of Economics and Northwestern University. Please visit our alumni section for a list of successful stories by our students.

If you require more information including help with jobs and internships, networking, career advice and more, please visit DePaul's Career Center.

Careers in Public Relations and Advertising

  • Public Relations
  • Advertising

Public Relations

Account Coordinator Executive Vice President
Account Executive Financial Communications
Account Supervisor Fundraising Specialist
Business Development Government Relations Specialist
Campaign Coordinator Intern
Chief of Staff Internal Communications Manager
Client Relationship Director Managing Director
Communication Research Associate Media Relations Manager
Consultant Office Manager
Copywriter Press Secretary
Corporate Philanthropy Public Affairs
Creative Director Senior Vice President
Customer Relations Sustainability Communication
Event Management Vice President


Analytics & Insights Manager Media Planner
Communications Specialist Media Sales
Digital and Social Marketing Specialist Marketing Communications Manager
Media Associate Media Strategist
Media Buyer