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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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
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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
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Everything You Need to Know About Pursuing a Career in Media

After spending my entire career in media, in companies as varied as MTV, Condé Nast, SundanceTV, and Discovery, I am often asked to give advice on how to get into the media business. It usually comes from a passionate, wide-eyed …

By Michael Klein - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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How to make an online portfolio in time for a last-minute interview

Earning a last-minute interview is exciting, as it can mean that the hiring manager is eager to meet with you or wants to hire you for the position right away. Making it to the last-minute interview can also impress the …

By Sanja Gardašević - College Recruiter
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Resources

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.

A comprehensive list of job search sites, articles and newsletters for aspiring journalists seeking internships and full-time jobs. Also, job …

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…

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