A Degree Doesn’t Dictate Your Career, But It Will Help You Along The Way.

 

Author: Jared Snell, Operations Manager

We are told growing up it is always important to get a college degree. Whether you are interested in the complexities of microbiology or the foundation of law and the constitution., it is important to find something you love.

 

However, what happens when the thing you love doesn’t end up being your career? It seems often that people are graduating with degrees and then finding lifelong, fulfilling careers in something other than what they studied in college. Is it because the job market is so competitive that we need to cling on to the first opportunity we get? Or do we simply end up in career where we ultimately belong despite what major we choose? I have been thinking about this a lot since I am approaching graduation in June with a degree in public relations.

 

I LOVE my major, it is filled with creative and formal writing, ability to unleash innovative thinking, and is an essential component to any business.

 

It has been an amazing past few years, but as I am looking for internships and perusing the job market, I keep seeing jobs that I could be prosperous in. Here are some of the potential job markets.

 

·       Public Relations (that’s a gimmie)

 

·       Marketing

 

·       Sales

 

·       Advertising

 

·       Communications Specialist

 

·       Business Management

 

These are just a few careers that I have come across while submitting applications and have thought, “I could see myself doing that.”

 

Regardless of where I end up in life, I am fortunate for the skill set that my public relations major has prepared me with. Learning how to set up a strategic campaign aimed at a target market, creating press releases, social media tactics, and learning the importance of meeting deadlines for a client and creating A+ work.

 

What I am trying to get at is that you should not set parameters on the opportunities that are available to you in life. Just because you have chosen a particular major doesn’t mean that you are confined to that field of study.

 

Look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do you want to do in life? You could think of your major, or maybe something entirely different!

 

I may not know exactly where I am headed or what I will be doing, but I do know that with my degree in public relations I am equipped with the skill set to become, or achieve anything I set my mind to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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