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Posted August 13, 2012 by

Best Jobs for Communications Majors

Studious womanEarning your communications degree provides you with the unique opportunity to either specialize within the field, or choose a position with an expansive, ever-changing job description. Whatever your preference as a recent graduate, you might be asking yourself a simple question: What jobs are out there? Communications majors find success in several fields, meaning there are a multitude of opportunities to put your skills and education to use. If you’re still uncertain about your future, here are a few of the most popular career paths for communications majors, and a few reasons why earning a master’s in leadership is an excellent investment. (more…)

Posted June 19, 2012 by

Why Communications Majors Might Have More Choices in Life

Multi-colored piecesIn some circles, choosing to major in communications is the academic equivalent of choosing to major in underwater basket weaving. Some dismiss the major as “fluffy,” or easy, or the place for students who don’t really want to study (or get a job), but are just getting a degree to please their parents.

In reality, though, nothing could be further from the truth. Communications – which encompasses fields including journalism, mass communication, public relations and advertising – is a versatile major that opens the door to a wide variety of careers. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists more career opportunities for communications graduates than any other major, including computer science, engineering and mathematics.

If you’re considering majoring in communications, you probably know some of your options already. But a communications degree opens the door to a number of careers beyond journalism and public relations that you might not have considered, including: (more…)