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.

    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.

    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.

    Learn how to have career conversations to find possible career paths 
    • Arrange an informational interview, learning about the real-life experience of someone working in a field or company that interests you.
    • Seek out mentors by making meaningful connections with upperclassmen, faculty, staff and alumni. 
    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.


9 Marketing Career Paths You Can Pursue

Marketing can help brands increase consumer engagement and awareness, which can lead to growth. If marketing interests you, there are many career paths you can choose. Effectively providing pathways for brands to reach higher returns on investments is valuable, but it …

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7 TV & film companies that are hiring students now

If you live for the next big summer blockbuster and know the queue on Netflix like the back of your hand, maybe you’re cut out for a career in entertainment! Luckily for you, many staples of the television and movie …

By Editorial Team
Editorial Team
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Five Tigers Receive Fulbright Awards

University of Missouri students studying topics including civil engineering, communication, elementary education and veterinary public health recently earned Fulbright scholarships.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is a prestigious program that provides funding for recent graduates, graduate students and young professionals …

By Amanda Nell
Amanda Nell
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Missouri School of Journalism students bring home 40 American Advertising Awards at district competitions

Students from the University of Missouri School of Journalism won a school record 40 awards last month in the American Advertising Federation’s 2022-23 American Advertising Award shows in Kansas City and St. Louis, nearly doubling the school’s total of 27 awards …

By Samantha Novak
Samantha Novak
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How Your TikTok Skills Can Get You Hired

Making quality content for TikTok takes creativity and quick thinking, not to mention videography and editing skills, storytelling skills, and more. And employers are looking for Gen Z to flex their TikTok skills in the workplace.

We analyzed the almost …

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Current job and employment trends based on a NACE (national Association of Colleges and Employers) survey of recruiters who hire …

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 …

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