Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As):

    4As is a leader in the marketing communications industry, it is the duty of the 4A's to not just counsel members and share insights on management and agency operations, but also to work as a dynamic force with government, lobbying groups, and other trade associations.

  • American Marketing Association:

    The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the professional association for individuals and organizations who are leading the practice, teaching and development of marketing worldwide.  Through relevant information, comprehensive education and targeted networking, the AMA assists marketers in deepening their marketing expertise, elevating their careers and ultimately, achieving better results.

  • Asian American Journalists Association:

    AAJA is a non-profit professional and educational organization with more than 1,400 members today.  AAJA serves Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by encouraging young people to consider journalism as a career, developing managers in the media industry, and promoting fair and accurate news coverage.

  • Business Marketing Association:

    Focusing solely on the field of business-to-business marketing, BMA provides a wide range of services, resources and opportunities to help you meet the daily challenges of sustaining business profitability and enhancing your development as a B-to-B marketing professional. BMA has partnered with other organizations to offer professional marketing certification programs to the membership.

  • Chicago Filmmakers:

    Chicago Filmmakers is a media arts organization, providing an opportunity for artists to make films outside the mainstream marketplace, to distribute and exhibit this work, as well as to build audiences and to increase media attention for it.

  • Independent Filmmaker Project:

    IFP Chicago is a non-profit organization, providing resources, information and avenues of communication for independent filmmakers, industry professionals and independent film enthusiasts. They encourage quality and diversity in independent production and assist filmmakers at all levels of experience in realizing their unique vision.

  • International Association of Business Communicators:

    IABC is the leading resource for effective communication practice.  We provide products, services, activities and networking opportunities to help people and organizations achieve excellence in public relations, employee communication, marketing communication, public affairs and other forms of communication.

  • National Association of Black Journalists:

    An organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.  NABJ is committed to the following: strengthening ties among black journalists; sensitizing all media to the importance of fairness in the workplace; expanding job opportunities and recruiting activities, while providing continued professional development.

  • NABET/NABET Chicago Local:

    The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians–Communications Workers of America (NABET-CWA) represents more than 8,900 workers in broadcasting and related industries. Hold contracts with ABC, NBC, FOX and other networks, as well as local TV stations across the country.

  • Public Relations Society of America:

    PRSA provides professional development, sets standards of excellence and upholds principles of ethics for its members and, more broadly, the multi-billion dollar global public relations profession. We also advocate for greater understanding and adoption of public relations services, and act as one of the industry leading voices on the important business and professional issues of our time

  • Society of Professional Journalists:

    SPJ is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts