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Rutgers Road to Communication & Media Program
It's not just about WHAT you know, but WHO you know!

UPDATE: Click here to register for the Road to Communication and Media Kickoff Event on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you the type of person who is very creative, or has a knack for analyzing, problem solving and thinking quickly on your feet? Do your friends describe you as innovative? If so, it sounds like you have what it takes to have a promising career in the fast-paced and budding field of Communication and Media! In order to break into these fascinating careers, it’s not just about what you know, but often who you know! 

About the Road to Communication & Media (RTCM) Program: 

Modeled after our successful Road to Wall Street program–where 96% of participants who graduated in 2015 obtained post-graduation employment success–this multi-year program is designed to help you explore career pathways within the field while connecting you with alumni mentors who can help you learn the tricks to breaking into the industry. Through this high-impact program, students will map a path through the competitive world of communication and media where opportunities exist in diverse areas, including:

  • Content Creation and Editing
  • Digital Marketing (Social Media)
  • Media and Advertising Sales
  • Media Production
  • Public and Corporate Relations
  • Web and Graphic Design

Road to Communication & Media (RTCM) Program Highlights: 

The RTCM boasts a three-phased program, consisting of destinations which are designed to give students the competitive edge in their journey into a career within Communication and Media.

Students participate in a variety of exploration events and resources to learn about the various facets of the field.  Participation in these events and resources counts towards admission into the competitive mentoring program. Think of your participation as collecting stamps in your passport as you travel the Road to Communication and Media. The more stamps you receive, the more well-traveled you will be!

Begin filling your passport with stamps at our upcoming events! Click on the event below to view information and register. Because seating is limited at some events, we encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible.

Approximately 50 students will be selected to participate in the competitive mentoring program where they will be paired with a Rutgers alumni working within the field. Students will earn stamps in their passports through participation in the first-year exploration programs listed above. Stamps provide students with extra admissions points to the competitive RTCM mentoring program. Alumni mentors provide instruction and contacts necessary to help students maximize their ability to break into the field. Keep checking this website as more information regarding the Mentoring program will be added. Applications will be available by mid-Spring 2017 semester.

Students who have successfully navigated through and completed the first two years of the program will have a unique opportunity to serve as paid student program ambassadors. The Ambassadors will assist in marketing the program to first-year and sophomore students while providing program planning and career development assistance for participants.

 

Contact Us:

We look forward to being your guide as you travel down the Road to Communication and Media! Contact Stacey Kohler, Program Director for Road to Industry Programs, at stacey.kohler@rutgers.edu for more information.