Hi, I majored in Advertising as an undergrad and got a master's as well in Marketing Communications and Advertising. It was definitely a great major for me. After graduation, I did find a job in NY at an ad agency and spent the next 5 years of my career there, It was great start because I got to work with many different types of companies and clients and it led me to my next corporate job. Under advertising you can go into many specialties such as Media planning (if you like numbers), creative (if you like to write or draw or are more inclined towards the arts), you can be an account manager if you like a more management role, you can go into production if you like technology. There are many genres to pursue with an advertising degree and it does bleed well into the larger world of marketing as well.
Zainab recommends the following next steps:
- You should research some of the top ad agencies in the world or in the US
- Figure out if any of the genres of advertising appeal to you and what you might like to specialize in
- Research some colleges that have a good advertising program.