UGA Specific Information for Consumer Journalism

The Consumer Journalism major at the University of Georgia is a high-demand major that provides the opportunity to combine interests in consumer and family sciences with advertising, public relations, journalism, and telecommunications. Students have flexibility to take courses in both the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. 

Graduates pursue a variety of careers in media, publishing, and non-profit agencies.

Employers Hiring UGA Consumer Journalism for the Class of 2016*

Ampersand Magazine | CATMEDIA, an Inc. 500 Company | Chemistry Atlanta | Cox Enterprises | Czarnowski | David’s Bridal | Fabrik Boutique | Kinetic Worldwide | Meltwater Group | Middle Georgia State University | The Apia International Sydney | The University of Georgia | The Walt Disney World Resort

Job Titles of UGA Consumer Journalism Majors for the Class of 2016*

Accommodation Manager | Account Coordinator | Admissions Recruiter | Attractions Hostess at the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror | Marketing | Media Billing Coordinator | Personal Stylist | Production Assistant | Project Manager Specialist | Sales Consultant and Management Trainee | Senior Food Writer | Social Media Associate | Stylist

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Consumer Journalism Majors for the Class of 2016*

L’Academie de Cuisine | Lee University | Marist College

UGA Consumer Journalism Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2016 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Campus Resources

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

-Participate in the Career Center's Intern for a Day program to explore career fields of interest.

-Conduct informational interviews. Build your network through brief one-on-one conversations with professionals in your career fields of interest. Speak to your Career Consultant to discuss how to set up and prepare for informational interviews.

-Join a student organization related to your interests and goals. Get active and taken on leadership roles in professional, service, social, advocacy, and/or honor organizations to gain valuable experience.

-Look for student-specific and career resources from professional associations affiliated with your career fields of interest.

-Take on an internship, part-time job, or volunteer opportunity related to your career fields of interest. Utilize Handshake to find these opportunities. 

-Seek research, presentation, and writing opportunities.

-Explore and discuss graduate school options and resources early.


Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

O*NET (click on Find Occupations)

Occupational Outlook Handbook  (type in general term for career of interest)

Career One Stop

Career Insider: Vault Guides  (Use your 810/811 number to access Online Resources and select "Career Insider". Select "Industries and Professions".)

Candid Career  (Use your 810/811 number to access Online Resources and select "CandidCareer.com". View professionals speaking about their careers under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)

LearnHowtoBecome.org 

JobShadow.com

Guide to Careers in Advertising

Funds for Writers

Employment Websites

Professional Associations/Resources