Communication, Journalism & Media

This Career Community is focused on the many different areas students can pursue in fields of communication and media. Browse blogs for career advice, look at resources for job and internship leads and watch videos profiling unique roles and occupations.

  • + CONSIDER CAREER PATHS
    View a sample of professional titles related to this major

    Visit My Next Move to browse for communication-related occupations by keyword or industry.

    • Advertising managers
    • Art directors
    • Audio and video technicians
    • Broadcast announcers & radio DJs
    • Editors (news, film, video, etc.)
    • Interpreters and Translators
    • Media programming directors
    • News analysts
    • Reporters & journalists
    • Producers & directors
    • Proofreaders & copy markers
    • Public relations specialists
    • Sound engineering technicians
    • Telecommunication equipment installers & repairers
    • Writers & author

    Need help exploring your career options? Take the Focus 2 assessment to search for occupations that fit with your interests, values, skills, and personality. Then speak with a Career Specialist about the results.

  • + EXPLORE MU MAJORS
    Check out communication-related MU majors, minors and certificates

    Please visit Majors@Mizzou and browse this site by career interests, occupation and by School or College. Remember, these are just a few examples of degree programs. A wide variety of MU majors can lead to a successful and satisfying career in communication and media.

    • Ancient Meditteranean Studies
    • Communication
    • Digital Storytelling
    • English
    • History
    • Film studies
    • Information Technology
    • Journalism
    • Linguistics
    • Political Science
    • Philosophy
    • Roman Language/German/Russian
    • Textile and Apparel Management
    • Theatre

    Another helpful tool is the What Can I Do With This Major site where you can connect academic majors to common career paths and see typical employers that hire those majors.

  • + MAKE CAREER CONNECTIONS
    Learn how to have career conversations to find possible career paths 
  • + RESEARCH ALUMNI CAREER PATHS
    Discover the unique career paths of fellow Tigers!
    • Use LinkedIn to see what thousands of Mizzou alumni are doing with their degrees.
    • Explore the Career Outcomes web page to see what recent MU graduates are doing and where they are living.

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How to Work for an Advertising Agency

You’ve measured the pros and cons, and you’ve come to the conclusion that a career in advertising is right for you. Back in the fifties and sixties, it was relatively easy to get a job at a good ad agency …

By Apryl Duncan
Apryl Duncan
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Types of Internships for Journalism Majors

For those majoring in journalism, there is no better way to explore potential career options than by taking on an internship. Internships for journalism majors are wide-ranging, giving you the hands-on experience you need and an in-depth look at the industry …

By Guest Blogger
Guest Blogger
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September Events for Journalists and Bloggers

‘Tis the season for conferences and expos. September offers a number of unique trainings and events for journalists and bloggers. Check out the list below to find the right event for you, whether you’re looking to learn more about freelancing, …

By Rocky Parker
Rocky Parker
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10 Entry-Level Jobs for English Majors (No, English Teacher Isn’t One of Them)

When faced with the age-old question “What are you going to do with that degree?” English majors often find themselves wondering how they’ll land a job after graduation. You may think your only options are to become an English teacher, …

By Tiffany Waddell Tate - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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9 High-Paying Writing Jobs for the Word-Obsessed (You Know Who You Are)

Most people don’t consider writing a lucrative career path—that is, outside of the few writers who make it big with a New York Times bestseller or an award-winning screenplay. And thanks to the “starving artist” stereotype, many people think they need to …

By Deanna deBara
Deanna deBara
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Resources

Focus 2 Am I Career Ready?

Career readiness is a foundation of eight core competencies that broadly prepare college students for lifelong success in their careers …

NBCU Academy is a journalism training and development program designed to prepare college students for a career in the news …

Great page for career tips, job listings, and links to helpful Internet sites regarding PR jobs.

Seminars

SSC 1150: College Success Seminar

This 2-credit hour course is intended to assist exploring students in making purposeful academic and life decisions that lead to…

SSC 2100: Career Explorations

 The goal of this course is to help students explore what to major in, what they can do with their…

Communication-Related Exploration Courses

Below are a list of introductory and exploration courses for students interested in communication, journalism and the media. This list…

Contact & Location

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Address

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