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Why It’s Good to Play the Communications Field

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Erin Campbell, Account Associate

As a communications major, you are exposed to a variety of classes and resources. Some of these may be different from your specific area of study, but may be beneficial to expanding your skill set. Take advantage of this! You never know what may come of it.

Discover your other strengths and weaknesses.

There are plenty of students who only focus on their major and do not explore outside of it. By branching out and getting involved in clubs that specialize in different areas of communications you can broaden your general skill set. You also may be introduced to new things you might excel at, as well as things that might be harder for you. It is important to challenge yourself and stay humble. Not everything will be easy.

There may be aspects you like or dislike more than you previously thought.

Do what you love, right? That is a great motto to live by, if you know what you like! The only way to figure that out is by getting out there and discovering that for yourself. Another extremely common and recurring event in college is studying something you think you are very interested in and then going somewhere or doing something that introduces you to something new that you enjoy even more. For instance, if you’re a journalism major and really enjoy writing, but then you take a PR class and find out your interests align better with public relations, this may be the path to go down.

You may come across the right person, company, or connection that will put you in the right place.

There is a common saying that “it’s not just what you know, it’s who you know.” Connecting with other communications students or professionals who come to different clubs you expand your network. You never know when you will meet someone who might just be able to land that perfect job.

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