Corporate Communication

Leading Organizations

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Corporate Communication focuses on the organizational strengths necessary in a business environment. Corporate communicators are the voice of your companies or organizations, and know how to build effective teams, convince the public of notable contributions, and manage difficult situations with appropriately crafted words and presentations.

Olivet Corporate Communication students:

  • Study organizational communication, principles of marketing, advertising and promotions, intercultural communication, business and technical writing, and public speaking
  • Learn from business and communication professionals with a wealth of experience to share.
  • Draw from both communication and business disciplines
Corporate Communications Careers

event coordinator, alumni relations coordinator, corporate trainer, communications consultant, educational affairs director, business development manager, community affairs coordinator, development director, employee publications specialist, civic affairs representative, communication relations specialist, speechwriter, spokesperson, media liaison officer, volunteer coordinator, patient advocate, promotional campaign developer, intercultural communications specialist, communications specialist, communications director

Chicago's Media Market

Tap into the world of communication in Chicago, the third largest media market in the United States. Olivet’s proximity and professional connections offer students many choices for world-class, high-caliber internships. And they have many advantages for finding a job after graduation.

Learning by Serving

All programs include a service learning component. Olivet prepares students for serving God and humanity in whatever career field they choose. Working together with their classmates, students evaluate and plan how they can use their gifts to serve the marginalized people in Kankakee County – the homeless, developmentally disabled, mentally challenged, elderly.

Meet the Faculty

Heather McLaughlin

Dr. McLaughlin joined Olivet's full-time faculty in 2014 and became chair of the department in 2020. She teaches various hands-on courses in multimedia production, including non-linear editing, multimedia storytelling, corporate video production and studio production. Dr. McLaughlin is well-versed in Adobe Creative software products, various content management systems, and proficient in the operation of HD video and still cameras. Dr. McLaughlin also leads departmental mission trips, where students use their communication skills in real-world, cross-cultural environments.

Communication Faculty


Exciting and challenging opportunities for completing the required internship are readily available. A wide network of alumni communication professionals plus easy access to the Chicago media market provide valuable experience.

Learning by Doing

Students interested in television broadcasting produce their own programs and share them through on YouTube through Access ONU. Public relations and strategic communication students manage and run their own agency, Inspired Strategies. Shine.FM provides radio broadcasting students with production and management experience.


Collaborating on exciting projects with clients — Olivet faculty, staff and students, as well as community organizations and leaders — expands students’ classroom studies. In working with their real-world clients, they learn about marketing, budgeting, planning, scheduling and much more.

ONU Communication Alumni Have Been Seen:
Communication with a Christian Purpose

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