Career Possibilities

The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.

ACQUIRED SKILLS

  • Writing
  • Public speaking
  • Interacting and collaborating online and face-to-face
  • Creating context-specific messages
  • Recognizing the impact of messages on social systems
  • Researching
  • Marketing and managing people and projects
  • Analyzing communication channels
  • Influencing public discourse

CAREER TITLES

  • Advertising Account Manager
  • Audience Analyst
  • Author
  • Brand Manager
  • Campaign Director
  • Communication Trainer
  • Corporate Relations Officer
  • Editor
  • Field Publicity Consultant
  • Freelance Writer
  • Grant Writer
  • Junior Copywriter
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Researcher
  • Media Planner
  • Media Relations
  • Negotiator/Mediator
  • News Analyst
  • Producer
  • Public Information Office Writer
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publicist
  • Reporter
  • Research Specialist
  • Sales Professional
  • Speech Writer
  • Tech Writer
  • Translator/Interpreter

TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT HIRE

  • Multimedia Organizations
  • Digital publications
  • Government, Non-Profit
  • Law firms
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Radio/TV/Media Outlets
  • Education Services
  • Information Technology
  • Retail/Hospitality,
  • Scientific/Technology Services
  • Finance/Insurance

CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

www.natcom.org - National Communications Association
www.nyscanet.org - New York State Communication Association
www.icahdq.org - International Coummuication Association
www.centerforcommunication.org – Center for Communication
www.womcom.org - The Association for Women in Communication
www.nywici.org – NY Women in Communications
www.businesscommunication.org - Association for Business Communication
www.prsa.org - Public Relations Society of America
www.globalalliancepr.org - Global Alliance - Public Relations
www.asne.org - American Society of News Editors
www.ama.org - American Marketing Association
www.iabc.com - International Association of Business Communicators
socialmediaassoc.com - Social Media Association
www.awsmonline.org - Association for Women in Sports Media
www.copydesk.org - American Copy Editors Society
www.vsotd.com/speech-writers-association - Professional Speechwriters Association
www.prowriters.org - Professional Writers Association
www.spj.org - Society of Professional Journalists
www.nasp.com - National Association of Sales Professionals
www.the-pca.org - The Professional Copywriters Association
www.grantprofessionals.org - Grant Professionals Association
audiencemarketing.org - The Association for Audience Marketing Professionals

JOB SEARCH LINKS

www.mediabistro.com - Media related job listings
www.writejobs.com - listings for editors, writers, technical writers, journalists, medical writers and more
careers.variety.com – Opportunities in film, TV, and digital media
careers.adage.com – AdAge Careers
www.bookjobs.com – Jobs & internships in publishing.
www.media-match.com/usa/media/jobsboard.php - TV and film production jobs
jobs.editorandpublisher.com/jobs/- Editor & Publisher Jobs
www.mandy.com - Film and TV production resources
www.prsa.org/jobcenter/ -Public relations jobs
careers.prweekus.com - PR Week magazine’s job site
www.tvjobs.com – TV Jobs
www.CubReporters.org - journalism jobs, internships and more
www.journalismjobs.com – Media Jobs
www.marketinghire.com -  Jobs in marketing and career advice
www.jobsinsocialmedia.com – Social media job board