Communication has become the new ultimate backstage pass of career paths. The question should be; where can't I take a Communication major? Case and point; what better undergraduate degree should one consider before going into law school? Where better than a courtroom would the ability to effectively communicate be more fitting? Do you really think that a criminal justice degree is the only way into law?
Former Contracts Administrator Subject Matter Expert (SME) at Oracle
about 3 years ago
I decided to pursue a career as a Contracts Administrator with Oracle simply because it was an excellent opportunity and fit for me. I saw Oracle not only as an exciting company with great benefits and real potential to grow both personally and professionally, but in addition, and most importantly this opportunity would allow for to put my degree to work. All of the communication courses that I completed while in college are all used on a daily basis (i.e. technical writing, organizational communication, international communications, etc.)
Former Executive Assistant at The Boston Consulting Group
about 3 years ago
BCG has two distinct career paths: consulting or admin. Associates and Consultants are usually Business majors and are recruited directly from top B.A. or M.B.A. programs out of the Ivy leagues and other select schools. They had a very specific protocol for recruitment when I worked there and if you didn’t graduate from one of the schools on their list, you were not considered. The admin track was different and I got my interview with BCG through an employment agency. Admin positions are more plentiful and varied in the Boston headquarters and so a true communications job might be available there. Admin jobs in LA are mostly as support staff, IT, accounting, HR, and recruiting.
Former Administrative Manager at Fordham University
almost 3 years ago
A Communications & Media Studies major can have any number of career paths. There are the straightforward paths of positions in television, film, digital media, or the slowly-dying print media. There are the not-as-straightforward paths of positions in marketing or public relations. And, there are the even-more-not-as-straightforward paths of positions in law, education, or politics. The individual can decide how to use and leverage the principles of the major to fit the career path.
Student Associate at CREW (Council for the Representation & Engagement of Women Faculty)
about 3 years ago
Considering ‘Communication’ is mostly tagged with advertising & marketing, I think there is more scope towards those fields. I took a diverging option of concentrating my electives on Human Resource Development & I can personally find it gratifying to connect the human aspects of communication to develop the human resource bridge.
Former Digital Marketing Intern at BAYADA Home Health Care
over 2 years ago
The nice thing about communications is that you are not limited to one specific thing. Communications majors can go into the public relations industry, event planning, human resources, marketing, social media, management, etc. You have the creativity and strategic communication skills that will allow you to take on anything that interests you. Personally as a comm major, I have had a human resources internship, writing internship, digital marketing internship, and I am currently a freelance writer for a music club's blog. Do what interests you!