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What can you do career wise in communications.

ChrisC190ChrisC190 Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
edited April 2008 in Syracuse University
I know this may seem like a real stupid question but google hasn't really been able to tell me much in terms of what a communications major can do other going on the radio with Howard Stern. Are there any public affairs jobs like being a lobbyist or even a PR leader for a company that can be rooted to a communications major?
Also what would I be further pursuing in grad school?
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Replies to: What can you do career wise in communications.

  • jouraynalismjouraynalism Registered User Posts: 326 Member
    Yes, you could work as a lobbyist and PR is actually a communications major...

    Syracuse doesn't have a communications major; it has several majors within a communications school: Newspaper Journalism, Magazine Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Public Relations, Television/Radio/Film, Graphic Arts, and Photography. Just from those majors you can see the various career opportunities you get when studying communications.
  • icy9ff8icy9ff8 - Posts: 1,605 Senior Member
    Northwestern University School of Communications distributes a brochure with jobs & salaries for communications majors--as well as for careers in radio, TV & film.
  • Threekids'kidThreekids'kid Registered User Posts: 327 Member
    TV/film producer, communications law, photographer, ad creative, ad business, editor of a magazine, mag design, newspaper design, reporter, business side of any publication, newspaper editor, managing editor, documentary film maker, record producer, sports commentator, pr rep, pr manager, radio DJ, radio host, radio producer, foreign correspondent, photographer, photojournalist, layout designer, publisher, copy editor, fact checker, research specialist...

    I know there are a lot more, but those are among the more common goals at Newhouse. If you're going for a Newhouse undergrad education in communications, a communications grad school would be redundant (newhouse undergrad and newhouse grad are very similar). However, some students go on to study law or business.
    Since I've been here, I keep hearing "If you can write you can do anything." Not all Newhouse paths are about writing, but the idea works: in whatever field you choose, the ability to communicate is going to come in handy.

    Of course, Newhouse isn't really for kids with a very casual interest in communications. Most the kids here are really hooked on a particular job in the field, or at least hooked on the field itself. If they aren't when they come in, they are after a semester or so.
    (I want to be a magazine editor/publisher in the long run, until then I'll be content with copy editing or even working with graphics and layout, and probably some reporting. I'm trying to build up my internet skills so I can publish on the web.)
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