SO YOU WANT A CAREER INMEDIA?What it is, what you can do, differentprograms, and profiles of successful people inmedia – M...
A Career in Media• Careers in media, communications, and writing are on the  rise. With social media becoming essential fo...
What Can you do With a Media Degree?• Having a degree in a media related field gives you all kinds of options:  • Writing ...
Communications and Media ProgramsAcross the US• Oregon State University: New Media Communications• Arizona State Universit...
Successful Example: Conan O’BrienCollege: Harvard UniversityCareer: Host of ConanConan O’Brien was heavily involved in med...
Successful Example: Mindy KalingCollege: Dartmouth CollegeCareer: Writer for The Office and The MindyProjectMindy spent mo...
Successful Example: Thomas UgerCollege: Dartmouth CollegeCareer: Co-Head of the Media andCommunications Department at KKRT...
Successful Example: Pete CashmoreCareer: Founder and CEO of MashablePete Cashmore founded the popularmedia and tech websit...
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So You Want a Career in Media? What it is, what you can do, different programs, and profiles of successful people in media – Mindy Kaling, Thomas Uger, Pete Cashmore, and more

  1. 1. SO YOU WANT A CAREER INMEDIA?What it is, what you can do, differentprograms, and profiles of successful people inmedia – Mindy Kaling, Thomas Uger, PeteCashmore, and more.
  2. 2. A Career in Media• Careers in media, communications, and writing are on the rise. With social media becoming essential for every business, companies are having to hire for these kinds of positions if they want to stay relevant.• As of 2011, social media job outlooks were faster growing than the average job, and the search for these type of jobs has gone up 600% in the last 5 years.• Colleges have rapidly been adding and changing their programs, from media communications, public relations, and new media marketing.
  3. 3. What Can you do With a Media Degree?• Having a degree in a media related field gives you all kinds of options: • Writing • Social media • Public relations • Event planning • Screenplay writing • On-Air Reporting • Game Development • Graphic Design • Many more
  4. 4. Communications and Media ProgramsAcross the US• Oregon State University: New Media Communications• Arizona State University: Journalism and Mass Communication• Boston University: Communications and Journalism• George Washington University: Media and Public Affairs• Kansas State University: Journalism and Mass Communications• New York University: Journalism• San Jose State University: Journalism and Mass Communications• Syracuse University: Public Communications• Washington State University: Communications, Journalism, and Media Production
  5. 5. Successful Example: Conan O’BrienCollege: Harvard UniversityCareer: Host of ConanConan O’Brien was heavily involved in media incollege. After being the Editor of his high schoolnewspaper, he went on to Harvard University wherehe wrote for the Harvard Lampoon humor magazineand served as the President of the newspaper, TheHarvard Crimson. He graduated magna cum laudewith a degree in history and literature.As it goes to show, media experience was veryhelpful for Conan. Conan O’Brien is known forSaturday Night Live, and more recently his late-nighttalk show, Conan. All that time working on thenewspaper and magazine gave him the skills he hastoday to be funny, informative, and entertaining on hisshow.
  6. 6. Successful Example: Mindy KalingCollege: Dartmouth CollegeCareer: Writer for The Office and The MindyProjectMindy spent most of her college days workingin media by contributing to the DartmouthHack-O-Lantern (the college humormagazine), contributing to the newspapercomic strip, and performing with animprovisational group.All of this experience ended up landing her ajob writing for The Office, which started off hercareer as a comedy writer and actress.
  7. 7. Successful Example: Thomas UgerCollege: Dartmouth CollegeCareer: Co-Head of the Media andCommunications Department at KKRThomas Uger spent his college yearswriting for the school newspaper, as wellas serving as the President.While Thomas has not used his career tobecome famous, his experience in mediahas landed him a pretty high power jobworking for KKR, alongside KennethMehlman.
  8. 8. Successful Example: Pete CashmoreCareer: Founder and CEO of MashablePete Cashmore founded the popularmedia and tech website, Mashable at 19.Experience was not necessarily whatbrought Mashable to life, but more fromPete’s love of media and tech news, andnot a proper place to find it.He has been named one of ForbesSuccessful 30 under 30 people.
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