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Communication

Learn the Skills that Employers are Demanding

Students in the Department of Communication examine the workings of our information society and the broad influence of the media. The department focuses on two areas—media studies and rhetoric. Students gain an understanding of media industries and learn to develop persuasive arguments and to communicate them effectively in speaking and writing. Combined with training in research methods and a robust internship program—students graduate with the critical thinking skills in high demand by employers.

Expansive Internship Program

The Department of Communication requires an internship of all communication majors, and our internships are with top-notch organizations including widely recognized leaders in advertising, marketing, media management, journalism, and others—providing a competitive edge when looking for a job.

Department News

  • Sangjun Hornewer '19

    When Sangjun Hornewer ’20 needed an internship to fulfill an essential component of her Lake Forest College In The Loop experience this semester, she turned to her Career Pathway Leader at the Career Advancement Center for help.

  • Rodney Bethea Spain 3
    Rodney Bethea ’20 is a communication and Spanish double major who is studying in Seville, Spain.
  • Missy Dieckman-Meyer
    Missy Dieckman-Meyer ’20, a double major in Sociology/Anthropology and Communication with a minor in Legal Studies, is studying in Cork, Ireland.
  • Sally Lapidus '77 and Chrisann Verges '78 talk to students about their time at and since Lake Forest College.
    Producers Sally Lapiduss ’77 and Chrisann Verges ’78 brought Hollywood to campus during an information session on careers in Hollywood hosted by the Career Advancement Center and the theater department.
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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/6986-a-forester-you-should-know-nina-radakovich"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,176/32310_nina.rev.1464281568.jpg" alt="Nina Radakovich ’16" title="Nina Radakovich ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="176"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “A lot of alumni are at your disposal to help with <strong>networking</strong> and <strong>mentoring</strong>.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/live/news/6986-a-forester-you-should-know-nina-radakovich">Nina Radakovich ’16 interned for an alum at DuPuis and became a freelance strategist after graduation. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1199-ally-bain"><img src="/live/image/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/60,0,861,801/31129_1658184_10202732451089835_1629191867_o.rev.1457474171.jpg" alt="Ally Bain" title="Ally Bain" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/60,0,861,801/31129_1658184_10202732451089835_1629191867_o.rev.1457474171.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/60,0,861,801/31129_1658184_10202732451089835_1629191867_o.rev.1457474171.jpg 3x" data-max-w="907" data-max-h="1083"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “The College has some of my all-time favorite professors and I still keep in touch with many of them.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/1199-ally-bain">Ally’s professors helped prepare her for Northwestern Law School.</a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/684-molly-gottfried-16"><img src="/live/image/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,663,663/32616_12316469_10208230678027501_5917137867261775610_n.rev.1467402235.jpg" alt="Molly Gottfried ’16" title="Molly Gottfried ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,663,663/32616_12316469_10208230678027501_5917137867261775610_n.rev.1467402235.jpg 2x" data-max-w="663" data-max-h="663"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “Everything in my Lake Forest experience has led me to achieving my academic and career goals.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/684-molly-gottfried-16">See which venerable Chicago institution Molly has an internship at.</a>