If you are graduating with a degree in communications, you know the job opportunities may be endless, or you may feel that you’re faced with a dead end. Graduating in communications opens the door to a broad range of opportunities and it might feel overwhelming. However, there are jobs out there that are perfect for recent graduates who are trying to get their foot in the door.
Social Media Coordinator
The employee works under the supervision of a social media or media manager and is responsible for developing strategies that will increase activity on the company’s social media pages. Employee needs an online “voice” that will draw people in.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or advertising is recommended for this position, but anybody can apply. Employee must have knowledge in Microsoft Office and at least one to two years of social media marketing experience is recommended.
Anywhere from $35k to $40k.
What this can mean: If you are social media savvy and have work related experience in this new communications branch, you might as well apply. An online presence is becoming vital for a lot of companies and most need guidance on this.
Human Resources Assistant
The employee is responsible for organizing personnel records. They may have to do reports on employment records and also search employee files to find necessary information for authorized persons.
At least one to two years of job related experience, or a bachelor’s degree.
Anywhere from $30k to $40k.
What this can mean: If you are an analytical and detailed person this job could fit you. Persons who work in HR are important, and although you might not be doing a lot of exciting things it can open a lot of doors in management.
Public Relations (PR) Assistant
Employee will be responsible for preparing client files, and might be assigned to assemble press releases and/or press conferences. They may also handle telephone calls from the media or clients.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, or public relations is needed. Strong writing skills are essential along with having an outgoing personality and strong oral abilities.
Anywhere from $35k to $40k.
What this can mean: This job can have a lot of pressure. However, if you like writing and interacting with people this job is perfect. You can also learn organizational and planning skills.
Employee receives writing assignments or analyzes leads for a story. They also arrange interviews with people who can provide information for a story and publish them via print, online, or broadcast.
Bachelor’s degree in communications or journalism, although anyone can apply as long as they have job related experience.
Anywhere from $30k to $35k.
What this can mean: If you are curious, love writing, and meeting new people all the time this job is great. It demands a lot of time and pressure but you can definitely learn a lot from stories.