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Mass Communication & Communication Studies

What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for Communication Studies from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:

Actor
Announcer
Judges, Mediators, and Hearing Officers
Human Resources Manager
Market Research Analyst
Public Relations Managers and Specialists
Reporters, Correspondents and Broadcast News Analysts
Social and Community Service Managers
Social Worker
Training and Development Manager
Travel Agents
Writers and Authors

 

Additional Resources - Careers in Mass Communication & Communication Studies

Vault Downloadable Guides

  • Career Launcher: Advertising and Public Relations
  • Vault Career Guide to Advertising
  • Vault Guide to Communications
  • Vault Career Guide to Journalism & Information Media
  • Vault Career Guide to Marketing & Brand Management
  • Vault Career Guide to Sales and Trading
  • Vault Guide to Human Resources Careers
  • Vault Guide to Media, Entertainment, & Journalism Careers
  • Vault Guide to Screenwriting Careers
  • Vault Guide to Television Writing Careers

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to Vault.com (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account.)
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

Internships and Research Opportunities

 

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes

The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions for all candidates, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

 

Mass Communication Related Questions:

  • What kind of media interests you the most? Why?
  • What kind of experience do you have in public speaking? How confident are you in your public speaking abilities?
  • Can you please tell me about your experience with the development of public relations materials and communications tools like newsletters or brochures?
  • What knowledge and/or experience do you have in working with the media, including monitoring media coverage and preparing press kits and media pitches?
  • Give us an example of a recent advertising campaign that you thought was effective. Why do you think it was effective?
  • What was the most difficult situation you have been in when responding to media and public inquiries. What made it difficult? How did you handle it?
  • Who is your favorite journalist and why?
  • Describe your writing style.
  • What books/magazines/newspapers do you read?
  • What ideas do you have for feature stories for our publications?
  • How will you find and pursue leads for stories?

Communication Studies Related Questions:

  • Describe your communication style.
  • What course prepared you the most for this position? How?
  • What knowledge and/or experience do you have in working with the media, including monitoring media coverage and preparing press kits and media pitches?
  • Tell us about a situation where you demonstrated good communication skills.
  • What does communication studies mean to you?
  • Give an example of a time you resolved a conflict, either between you and someone else or between two other individuals.
  • How do you motivate yourself to complete unpleasant assignments?
  • Tell us about a team project you worked on. What was your role? What role do you typically plan on a team?
  • Describe your presentation skills and experience.
  • In what instances is written communication better than verbal communication?
  • Describe your writing style and experience.
  • Describe your event planning experience. Give an example of a time you had to juggle multiple priorities or interests while planning an event.

Professional Associations

 

 

The Career Center
7800 York Road Building, Suite 206 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call to schedule an appointment.
Express Hours Fall and Spring Semester: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m.
(No appointment needed for 15-minute consultation)

Phone: 410-704-2233
Fax: 410-704-3459
E-mail: careercenter@towson.edu


Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies

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Learn more about careers in mass communication and communication studies by visiting the career resource library.



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