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All organizations, large or small, regardless of type, need to have their message communicated internally and externally. This Career Field is appealing to individuals who value a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. In any position within this field, no two days will look exactly alike. Strong communication skills are of course a must, but it is also critical to enjoy working with teams and to have the ability to manage many deadlines at once.
Most entry-level positions will require a bachelor’s degree, but a major/area of study is not of utmost importance. Employers will often want to see evidence of your communication ability in the form of writing samples or a portfolio. There is not one major or minor that will prepare you for this field as there are many pathways, the lists below are not all-inclusive.
Consider taking courses in journalism, mass communication, communication studies, management, leadership, English.
For a deeper study on a specific discipline within this field, you may want to consider graduate school programs to enhance your expertise, or in some fields open up more job advanced job opportunities. Faculty in your department are fantastic resources to solicit information from. Additionally, you can search for graduate school programs use the Grad School Directory or Peterson's Guide.
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Communications & Media Career Field Spotlights