Hi Kimberly, I studied Communications as my undergraduate degree. During the degree, I took a pretty broad range of courses, like journalism, professional writing, writing for media, television production, radio production, photography, mass communication, document design, and business/technical communications. You can definitely take these courses and find creative outlets for a communications major.
With a BA in Communications, I was able to get an internship in marketing communications, which then led to a full-time job. I've been working in marketing communications ever since, doing marketing for non-profits and for professional services firms. In different jobs in this career path, I have done website writing, proposal writing, research of prospective clients and competitors, brochure and newsletter writing and design, event planning, proofreading, crisis communications, public relations and press releases, and content management. Those were just my own experiences, but jobs in communications can take on a pretty wide variety of tasks, which might help you find a path that particularly interests you.
Cristina recommends the following next steps:
- Look at the communications programs of some colleges you are interested in to see what courses are required for the major
- Look at job boards like Indeed.com to see what jobs require a degree in Communications to see if those jobs interest you and what other skills you would need