Communication Major

Why major in Communications? 

Student Highlight

Helena DeBald, Class of 2014


Helena DeBald

Why CHC? 


“I chose CHC because from the moment that I walked onto campus, I felt absolutely at home. It’s what this school does for you if you let it: gives you an education in a home-like setting where everyone knows you—your face, strengths &weaknesses, first-middle-and-last name, dreams, and goals. Whatever you dream while at CHC (or before or after, for that matter), someone is right there to help you achieve it. They won’t let you fail and will urge you to be your best, which is a great blessing from a college experience. There is absolutely no way that I would be the person that I am today without Chestnut Hill College.” 


 What makes CHC unique? 


"There is no other place like Chestnut Hill College. Just as every person is unique, every college brings something different to the table, and CHC is unique because it is the only CHC there is! Some things that I think make it special are: the constant, warm presence of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the diverse and incredible student population, and the committed faculty and staff—not to mention the utterly beautiful campus." 


Helena's Activities: 

"I have been a Resident Assistant and Orientation Leader. I helped found Unified for UNIFAT’s CHC chapter and am the current co-Coordinator of Orientation 2013. I am a Student Ambassador, and a member of several academic Honors Societies. I have attended and/or led at least one retreat per year through Campus Ministry" 



Communications Library Resources 

The Communications department at Chestnut Hill College prepares students for very exciting and rewarding careers.  This major will prepare students for a wide array of professions including social media, public relations, advertising, marketing, sports feature writing and editing, film production, video editing, and many more. A student interested in studying Communications at Chestnut Hill College can choose from three different concentrations 


Media Studies and Production

The Media Studies and Production concentration in the Communications Department will prepare students for exciting careers in various professions, such as film production, script writing, video editing, content management/producing, post production, audio engineering, and many more. 


Corporate Communications 


The Corporate Communications concentration will prepare students for careers in various professions such as advertising, marketing, and public relations.  

Journalism and Professional Writing

The Journalism and Professional Writing concentration prepares students for a career in multi-media and story telling across all platforms.  Students can enjoy a career in social media, news and feature reporting, website writing, and writing in corporate and other professional settings. 

What internships are available?


Media Studies and Production

Recent graduates and current students have interned for highly notable companies such as:

  • Clear Channel Communications 
  • Comcast Sports Net 
  • PBS 
  • WXTU-FM 
  • ESPN Films 
  • B101-FM 
  • Channel 6 

Corporate Communications

Recent graduates and current students have interned and worked for leading communication and PR firms including: 

  • Harmelin Media
  • Diccicco Battista Communications 
  • Hoopla PR 
  • ChatterBlast Digital Media 
  • Phoenix Public Relations 
  • Public Relations Dept. of The Days Inn, 
  • The 76er's 
  • Philadelphia Flyers 
  • Farmer's Insurance   

Journalism and Professional Writing

Recent graduates and current students have interned for many leading media and news outlets including:

  • Philadelphia Magazine 
  • The Philadelphia Business Journal 
  • The Trenton Times 
  • That Music Magazine 
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer 
  • City Paper 
  • Global Alliance

If you are interested in becoming an English Literature and Communications major at Chestnut Hill College, please contact Barbara Lonnquist, Chairperson of the English and Communications Dept (


To apply to Chestnut Hill College, please visit Admissions.