NJ/IABC Student Chapter


For all students interested in communication professions - this is for you!

Become a Member of the New Jersey Student Chapter of IABC (International Associaton of Business Communicators)


About IABC


Founded in 1970, The International Association of Business Communicators provides a professional network of more than 13,000 business communication professionals in over 60 countries. Our members hold positions in:

  • Public relations/Media relations
  • Corporate communications
  • Public affairs
  • Investor relations
  • Government relations
  • Marketing communication
  • Community relations
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Training
  • Advertising
  • Video production
  • Graphic design
  • Human resources
  • Teaching

For more information about N/JIABC  and to learn about the benefits of becoming a member of the NJ/IABC Student Chapter go to their website at www.njiabc.com

IABC offers a variety of resources and opportunities for students who plan on entering the communication profession. You can get insights from leaders in the profession, make valuable contacts, and supplement your academic education with practical training to get your career started. As a student chapter we will host guest speakers, develop a communication agency and produce work for on-campus and local clients, produce projects for professional chapter or region which may include hosting an event/meeting/workshop, produce an awards program multi-media presentaion or take a road trip to a neighboring professional chapter meeting or event. The opportunities are endless.


Whats in it for you as a student?


Freshman and Sophomores

  • Make connections with communication professionals who can give you "the real view" of your future career.
  • Shadow or extern with a communication professional to get a takste of what a career in communications is like.
  • Learn and practice new communication and organizational skills
  • Begin to build your career portfolio with student chapter planning and leadership projects.


  • Learn and practice your communication and leadership skills
  • Meet people who are hiring summer staff and interns with commercial, government and non-profit organizations
  • Make connections with professionals who are shaping the current practice of business communication

Seniors and Graduate Students

  • Meet future employers and communication professionals who know where the hot job leads are today
  • Polish your portfolio and interviewing skills to improve your chances of landing a dream job
  • Learn some of the tips of the trade that you won't learn in the classroom

This is the first Student Chapter in New Jersey.



Dr. Kathleen Haspel
Director, MA in Corporate and Organizational Communication
Tel: 973-443-8466

Department of Communication Studies
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-ZN2-02
Madison, NJ 07940

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