By Elyse N. Ryan May 9th, 2012 8:59 a.m.
As graduation creeps up for the Class of 2012, students with a degree in Communications may be feeling a whirlwind of confusion when they hit the job hunt websites. Universities across the country put out helpful lists of job titles for communications majors ranging from financial analyst to wedding planner. So what can students do to find the right career for them after graduation?
A good place to start is your transcript.
- What courses did you take over the course of your college career? There will usually be a trend of courses relating to a task or at least an industry that could steer you in the right direction.
- In what classes did you get the highest grade? You will begin to find a similarity in subject or course requirement in the classes you scored highest in.
After you have taken a look at the skills you’ve learned from school, you should take some time to evaluate yourself. Think about what you tend to spend your free time doing or thinking about.
- Where do you want to be working, what kind of day to day atmosphere do you want to be in?
Don’t get discouraged if you haven’t found the right job yet, sometimes you need to take a job that isn’t quite what you’re looking to do, but will give you the experience and networking opportunities to get that job you want.
Remember almost nobody gets that dream job the first time around, you have to earn it. Just make sure you know what you are working to earn.