How would one go about finding a job in marketing and/or advertising?
Are there certain degrees or experience that you would need in order to apply for such jobs? Or are there ways to apply for internships and/or get hired and then trained?
Valery Caputi Lopez
Sometimes you can even get creative with what you have now (one of a marketers greatest skills: creativity) - maybe you're apart of a club and could create flyers to increase club member counts and awareness. Or, maybe you volunteer at a local non-profit and offer to shadow/help with a marketing campaign to current and prospective donors.
Get creative, think outside of the box and most importantly you can do it.
However, do you absolutely need a business degree to get a job in Marketing/Advertising? I don't think so. Other than having a good foundation in business principles, there are other skills/degrees that are relevant to Marketing, such as communications (how to write effectively or creatively to catch your audience's attention) or psychology (how to understand and appeal to your customer).
To get an internship or job in Marketing, you will need to demonstrate that you have the skills listed above. For example, my university had marketing clubs that would connect students to large companies and allow you to work on marketing consulting projects in groups. If your university has something like that, it would be good experience to include on your resume. The experience can also come from your own side projects. For example, if you can show that you are good at creating content and getting subscribers on YouTube or TikTok, that could be a good way of showing that you can be good at Marketing. Different marketing roles require different skills, so one way you can start is to look up marketing job roles that you are interested in, and seeing what requirements they typically look for!
If you find one in particular that sounds interesting to you, you may narrow searches for internships or online programs that are more specific to one area of marketing or another. If you're not sure, general marketing internships that offer you a chance to explore all the different kinds of marketing to decide which one is most exciting to you.