Individuals with a degree in Journalism have a commitment and pursuit of the written word, news and current events. They focus on problems, issues and accurate and unbiased information.
Before you begin to look at the different types of opportunities available to Journalism majors, you must look at yourself and ask yourself a few basic questions:
Understand your major strengths, skills and accomplishments. Some examples of skills and qualities employers look for are:
Examine your interests. What kind of life style do I want to lead? Examine your values...is money what you're after, job security, challenging work?
If you are having trouble answering these questions, you are not alone. Make an appointment with an advisor in the Career Center. We want to help
Once you know yourself, you are ready to decide where and how you want to apply this knowledge.
A bachelor's degree in Journalism and the appropriate skills and/or experience can lead to positions as a:
Public Relations Representative
Layout & Page Designer
Technical Writer, etc.
Experience in the field or an advanced degree could lead to certain positions in:
Public Relations Management
For information on graduate schools, consult Peterson's.
Typical places of employment are:
Newspapers, Local and Major
Public Relations Firms
Advertising Firms, etc.