Professional Organizations

Professional Organizations

The English department professors mentor students in their career aspirations and encourage membership in professional organizations, where students can receive opportunities to network and to acquire professional skills beyond the college curriculum:

Professional Organizations for Communication

  1. American Communication Association

  2. For the technologically-minded looking to increase their agility in a world dominated by digital communication, the American Communication Association welcomes global members into the group to learn more about how evolving technologies can aid communication.

  3. American Marketing Association

  4. The American Marketing Association strives to provide its members a balanced delivery of both best marketing practices and new and cutting-edge initiatives to keep members up to date with the latest in their field. The group connects professional marketers with those in the academic realm to foster an environment of constant learning and development.

  5. Association for Women in Communications

  6. This national network for women professionals who work in communications is open to all disciplines. The Association for Women in Communications offers scholarships and support for educational research and publications, as well as provides a forum for members to learn from and interact with communications leaders.

  7. Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management

  8. With a goal to raise professional public relations standards on a worldwide scale, the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management seeks to uphold universal public relations principles and embrace the diverse innovation a worldwide membership offers.

  9. International Association of Business Communicators

  10. With many members from Global Fortune 500 businesses, the International Association of Business Communicators is for professionals who work in business communications. Members have access to a resource library, an online magazine, education, certification and an annual world conference.

  11. International Communication Association

  12. Everything related to communication is covered in the International Communication Association (ICA), which is an academic association for those interested in the application of all aspects of communication. The organization is a non-governmental association recognized by the United Nations.

  13. International Public Relations Association

  14. The International Public Relations Association represents individual public relations professionals in established and emerging countries. The organization hosts, participates in and endorses public relations conferences and events around the globe.

  15. National Communication Association

  16. Dedicated to supporting the research and teaching of communication principles, the National Communication Association promotes ethical communication and the importance of competent communication to improve humanity.

  17. Public Relations Society of America

  18. The Public Relations Society of America is the world's largest organization of public relations professionals. The society includes programs highlighting professional development and has more than 22,000 members, as well as 10,000 university members in the Public Relations Student Society of America.

  19. Social Media Association

  20. As social media transforms communication and marketing for both brands and consumers, the Social Media Associationhelps members navigate the evolution of this dynamic form of communication. Events and a regularly updated blog with social media news always give members something new to discover.