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Old 02-01-2008, 03:36 PM   #1
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Default What else can I do with a Mass Comm degree?

Mass comm seems to be rather saturated yet there's where my interest lies so I'm just wondering what are the career options for one with a degree in mass communications?
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:06 AM   #2
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i nearly went into mass comm, but a lot of people told me that even if you want to go into a media-related industry in the future, you don't need a mass comm degree.
anyway, career options are quite wide i think. it depends more on what you specialise in. like you can go into research, or you can go into journalism, or broadcasting...
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:55 AM   #3
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i nearly went into mass comm, but a lot of people told me that even if you want to go into a media-related industry in the future, you don't need a mass comm degree.
anyway, career options are quite wide i think. it depends more on what you specialise in. like you can go into research, or you can go into journalism, or broadcasting...
Yes it's true. If you're unsure about your interest in mass comm then don't take the risk. You can always do another degree in business, engineering and still go into media industry.
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:17 PM   #4
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so does that mean that even if you have an interest in let's say public relations, you don't necessarily have to major in mass comm to go into that field? From what i know, mass comm at NTU offers 5 modules like journalism, public relations and etc.
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:06 PM   #5
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many mass comm students from NTU end up working in Public Relations, Copywriting work in Agencies, large or small media firms (ie. mediacorp, SPH, magazine publishers, discovery channel etc) or even as event planners. Basically their training in writing and media help them in these areas.

Of course you can study something else and as a CCA build a good portfolio of writing samples and still apply to be a writer, newscaster etc.
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:36 AM   #6
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so does that mean that even if you have an interest in let's say public relations, you don't necessarily have to major in mass comm to go into that field?
Nope. It's common for business and arts grads to go into PR.
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:53 PM   #7
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so that means a degree in sociology would also be ok, meaning that i can still branch out into PR and events management and such likes? because most of my relatives are not doing what they have studied in uni.

but the problem would be that sociology is too general a degree, and it seems like we could get dispensable and unlikely to stand out, unless we have stellar records or certificates. do correct me if i am wrong
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so that means a degree in sociology would also be ok, meaning that i can still branch out into PR and events management and such likes? because most of my relatives are not doing what they have studied in uni.

but the problem would be that sociology is too general a degree, and it seems like we could get dispensable and unlikely to stand out, unless we have stellar records or certificates. do correct me if i am wrong
i think it is important to understand that a university education does not always mean that you have to practise what you majored in in school. going to university should be more about gaining new perspectives and learning about interpersonal relations and handling stress etc etc. unless you're planning to do professional degrees like law or medicine or architecture and the like,you should not really be too uptight about whether choosing this major can get you jobs next time.

the truth is,in my humble opinion,as long as you have acquired the right skills in uni through active participation in CCAs or other activities,and can demonstrate that you are capable of doing things efficiently and effectively,you have a good chance at landing a good job,what with a degree and all.

my advice is actually to choose what you really think you'd enjoy doing in university. 4 years can be a long time if you're not doing something you enjoy,and since you have to mug for exams,might as well choose something you enjoy studying and have a passion for,so that would ensure you can have a great academic track record too,something to add to your resume.

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i think it is important to understand that a university education does not always mean that you have to practise what you majored in in school. going to university should be more about gaining new perspectives and learning about interpersonal relations and handling stress etc etc. unless you're planning to do professional degrees like law or medicine or architecture and the like,you should not really be too uptight about whether choosing this major can get you jobs next time.

the truth is,in my humble opinion,as long as you have acquired the right skills in uni through active participation in CCAs or other activities,and can demonstrate that you are capable of doing things efficiently and effectively,you have a good chance at landing a good job,what with a degree and all.

my advice is actually to choose what you really think you'd enjoy doing in university. 4 years can be a long time if you're not doing something you enjoy,and since you have to mug for exams,might as well choose something you enjoy studying and have a passion for,so that would ensure you can have a great academic track record too,something to add to your resume.

Great post. Unless your dream career requires a specific professional degree, don't obsess too much over your course and how it would help your career advancement. In the end, it really is your job performance.
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