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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Journalism and Media Studies

 

Introduction

The Department of Journalism and Media Studies offers a major leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. It provides undergraduate students with a broad spectrum of courses in the theory and practice of journalism and mass media, preparing them for professional careers in newspapers, magazines, television, radio, news agencies, publishing, public information services, and more! The department focuses on the practice of journalism and mass media, the impact of media on society, public policy and understanding, and the planning and development of public information systems.

Journalism and Media Studies graduates find career opportunities in a wide variety of settings including business, education, government, and the non-profit sectors. Skills in verbal and written communication are one of the most sought after characteristics employers look for when hiring and any work that involves communicating as its focal point is a potential career field. However, the communications industry is a competitive one and experience a must.

While many graduates work in a related occupation, others choose different directions. Many careers do not require a specific major but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments. Regardless of your career choices, increase your marketability to employers through internships, responsible work experience, good grades and involvement in college activities.


A Sample Of Related Occupations

Admissions Counselor Critic Media Production Assistant
Advertising Account Exec. Customer Relations Rep Personnel Recruiter
Advertising Director Disc Jockey Photographer
Audio-visual Consultant Editor/Writer Public Information Officer
Biographer Entertainment Agent Public Relations Specialist
Camera Operator Film/TV Director Radio/TV Newscaster
Circulation Director Foreign Service Officer Sales Representative
Columnist Fundraiser Screen/Script Writer
Commentator Human Resource Administrator Station Programmer
Consumer Advocate Journalist Talent Coordinator
Convention Organizer Librarian Technical Writer
Copy Writer Market Researcher Tour Guide
Corporate Trainer Correspondent Media Buyer Traffic Manager

Types of Employers

  

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Book Publishers Hospitals Newspapers/Magazines
Cable Television Labor Unions Professional Associations
Community Arts Centers Libraries Public Relations Firms
Community Organizations Magazines/Newspapers Radio Stations
Educational Institutions Management consulting firms Retail Stores
Entertainment Firms Manufacturing Firms Telecommunications Firms
Financial Institutions Market research firms Television/Radio Stations
Foundations Museums .
Health Organizations News Agencies .

  

Government Agencies
Cultural Affairs Agencies National Endowment for the Humanities Small Business Administration
Department of Labor National Park Service U.S. Information Agency
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board National Science Foundation Voice of America
National Archives & Records Administration National Telecommunications .

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students

  

Organization Job Title
Bravo Media, NBCUniversal Production Intern

ABC's The Chew Intern

NBC Universal Research intern

NBC NBC News intern

Complex Media Complex Media Ad Sales and Marketing Internship

Hearst Digital Media/ELLE.com Wed Editorial Intern

Atlantic Records Executive Intern

NBCUniversal Production Intern

NBC Universal Hardball With Chris Mathews Production Intern

NBC Universal Blog Intern

95.9 WRAT Promotions Intern

The Syndicate Intern

Zodiak New York Zodiak NYC Iinternship

RVision Camera Crew

NBCUniversal Intern

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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates

  

First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Journalism and Media Studies
Organization Job Title

  

Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Journalism and Media Studies
English, Lafayette College Adjuct Professor

Rutgers University Admissions Representative

First-Year Students, Rutgers University Assistant Dean

Richard F. Fried, Esq. (JD) Attorney

NY Life Benefit Services Communications Product Manager

United Way of Tri-State Communications Specialist

Charles Nechtem Associates Counselor

Internet Fundraising, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Director

United Parcel Service Electronic Media Supervisor

Travel & Leisure Golf Magazine Fashion & Luxury Manager

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Graduate Schools Attended

  

Institution Degree Field
Boston University MA Television Production

Cardiff University MA International Journalism

Columbia University MA Psychological Services

Fairleigh Dickinson University MBA Business Management

George Washington University MA Journalism/Mass Media

Howard University JD Entertainment Law

New School University MA Communication

Rutgers University MA English

Rutgers University MBA Marketing

Rutgers University M.Ed. School Counseling

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