We already took care of the hard part.

The COM Career Services office is here to support you and your company’s needs. Our goal is to connect your organization with the best candidates for each position: skilled, knowledgeable students driven to proudly represent your company. This office is in a uniquely focused position: we exclusively serve the 2,200 students studying mass communication, journalism, and film and television at Boston University. The result: a better match between students and opportunities, positions and candidates.

Skilled Students

At the College of Communication, students gain a deep understanding of communication in its various forms, combined with a solid liberal arts background. Students become proficient in writing, oral communication, visual literacy, and digital media skills. The College combines academic rigor and professional “hands-on” skills in each area of communication—television, film, radio, public relations, advertising, journalism, and communication theory. COM graduates are recognized as some of the best in their respective fields and have won Pulitzer Prizes, Emmy Awards, and Clio Awards, to name a few. COM alumni are CEOs, Hollywood directors and screenwriters, stars in television and radio, and White House staffers.

We look forward to partnering with your company and watching students grow in their careers as a result of our collaboration and the opportunities our combined efforts present. Thank you for considering the College of Communication in your recruiting efforts.

Post your job

To make the recruitment process easier for you, COM Career Services uses Handshake, a web-based recruiting system. Handshake is an integrated system that serves the entire undergraduate, graduate, and alumni population of Boston University. Potential employers may:

  • Post internships and full-time jobs
  • Track applicants
  • Create a company profile

How to use Handshake

  1. Go to Handshake.
  2. Click on the “Sign up for an Account” button. Select the “Employer” account type.
  3. Complete and submit the registration form. Our office will review your registration within 48 hours. After, you will receive an email with your username and password.
  4. Log in to the system with your new login information.
  5. Fill out your profile as completely as possible.
  6. Click the CREATE NEW JOB/INTERNSHIP tab to fill out the relevant information and post your position. (If you’re looking to recruit beyond the College of Communication, make sure to select additional school affiliations so students across campus can find and apply to the positions.)
  7. Our Employer Relations team will review each position you post. Once you’ve started posting, they’ll follow up with ways to encourage more students to apply to your jobs.


To ensure you’re reaching your target student population, we suggest creating an on-campus recruiting plan. COM Career Services will help you throughout the process, from setting up events to connecting you to the clubs or classes most interested in your work. Other employers we work with have found information sessions, on-campus interviews, and small speaking events with clubs to be the most effective ways to raise awareness of their brands on campus and ensure that the top students are applying for each position.

If you need help writing your job description, feel free to use our template.

If you have any questions, please call COM Career Services at (617) 353-3490.