What can I do with a major in Consumer Journalism ?
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 family and consumer sciences with advertising, public relations, journalism, entertainment & media studies, and new media. 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.
** Includes Self-Employed
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 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”)
Opportunities in Public Affairs (Research, Writing, and Journalism Jobs)
FashionWorkie (UK Fashion Jobs)
Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Consumer Journalism Majors for the Class of 2017*
Georgia State University | Kennesaw State University | The University of Georgia