Internships, Fieldwork and Professional Opportunities

The Advertising Major’s Career Services offers specialized, career-related programming exclusively to Klein College students. Through Klein Connect, our exclusive internship and job portal, students can view a list of current opportunities to help prepare them for their future careers. Klein strongly encourages students to participate in internships so they can apply the skills and knowledge they learned in their degree programs to a real-world, fast-paced work environment.

For information about the academic components and departmental contacts for internships, please visit the page for the appropriate major.

Senior Showcase

Another opportunity for students to connect with industry professionals is our Senior Showcase. Each year, we invite hundreds of our internship hosts and employers of our recent graduates to attend. Advertising students present their case studies, portfolios, and cover letters and résumés to potential employers. This exciting and innovative event opens doors for many of our students to secure internships and jobs upon graduation.

Learn more about the Advertising program’s Senior Showcase.


As a graduate from our Advertising program, you will be prepared to apply your critical and creative thinking skills to design messages that communicate effectively with your ideal audiences. Whether you’re writing ad copy, designing the creative, or developing the overall brand and advertising strategy, your degree will put you on a path to success in the media industry. 

Graduates from our program are prepared for a variety of careers in the field.

  • Advertising account manager
  • Art director
  • Brand strategist
  • Copywriter
  • Creative director
  • Market research analyst
  • Media buyer
  • Media planner

Career Services

Klein’s Career Services provides support and guidance for students exploring career opportunities. Some of the services provided by the Career Center include

Students can make an appointment to discuss and learn more about current media and communication job opportunities through Klein Connect.

Klein’s Career Center also hosts various events where students can prepare for their careers in a wide variety of ways, including

  • attending workshops that teach you how to optimize your résumé;

  • applying for internships and jobs with media and communication employers;

  • learning how to deliver an “elevator speech” and practice at networking events; and

  • meeting industry professionals and learning about different career paths.

Learn more about Klein’s Career Center.

As a Temple student, you also can visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. You can drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.

Additionally, the department works with the Temple Ad Club, the Philadelphia Ad Club and other industry organizations to bring career development opportunities to the students.

Alumni Connections

The Advertising Major creates lasting connections among alumni, colleagues, faculty, parents and students. Upon graduation, you’ll automatically become a part of the Temple University Alumni Association and can remain a vital part of the Temple community for life.

There are more than 20,000 graduates of Klein College residing across the country and around the world. As leaders in their fields, our trailblazing alumni have achieved high levels of success.

Klein College alumni are

  • advertising and public relations executives;

  • CEOs and entrepreneurs;

  • executives at CBS, Fox News and Warner Bros.;

  • general managers and other key players at cable, radio and TV stations;

  • national on-air talent;

  • professors, researchers and scholars; and

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists.


Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Advertising Major may include the following examples.


Median Salary*

Advertising Sales Agents

$52,340.00 (2021)

Advertising and Promotions Managers

$127,150.00 (2021)

Desktop Publishers

$46,910.00 (2021)


$63,350.00 (2021)


$38,950.00 (2021)

Prepress Technicians & Workers

$42,610.00 (2021)

Search Marketing Strategists

$63,920.00 (2021)

Web & Digital Interface Designers

$79,890.00 (2021)

Writers & Authors

$69,510.00 (2021)

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) as of March 20, 2023.