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.

Class of 2021 Career Outcomes for Consumer Journalism *

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

  • Connect with Jessica McLeod-Waddell, your Career Consultant - click here to find information on how to schedule an appointment

  • Daily Drop-In Hours: (staffed by Career Center graduate assistants and student interns)

    • In-Person: Mondays – Thursdays, 11 am – 2 pm in Clark Howell Hall (2nd Floor)

    • Virtual: Fridays, 11 am – 2 pm,

  • UGA FHCE Department - Consumer Journalism


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Additional Career Research Resources

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  • Candid Career - Watch recorded informational interviews of professionals in specific careers. Filter videos by career title, college major, industry, and more.

  • UGA Mentor Program- Networking with your Bulldog family can help you get ahead in life and career, but where do you even start? The UGA Mentor Program narrows down the world of possibilities to meaningful connections. The program connects students to alumni mentors for personal and professional development 
  • Big Interview - Online practice interview platform. Practice basic interview questions or questions based on your industry interests or competencies! Also provides practice interview questions for graduate/professional schools. Just sign-up using your uga email address! 
  • Interstride- View jobs/internship in other countries and country career guides

Employment Websites


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  • LinkedIn - Network with professionals and view job openings
  • Interstride - Job/internship openings in countries abroad as well as country career guides providing information about finding employment in other countries. 
  • Specialized - Check out Idealist for jobs in the Nonprofit sector and USAJobs for opportunities in the federal government. 

Professional Associations/Resources

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS - Society of Professional Journalists • American Advertising Federation • American Marketing Association • Public Relations Society of America • Entertainment Professional Associations • The Association of Magazine Media

COMPANY & SALARY RESEARCH - Career Bliss • GlassDoor •

LINKEDIN - Join LinkedIn groups that are relevant to your career interests.  To search, select "groups" & type in your keywords. Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined & consider joining those as well. To login, visit the LinkedIn main page. 

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2021 Consumer Journalism majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2021 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
3Ci Talent Specialist
AZIONE Account Coordinator
Black N Animated Administrative Assistant
Cortland Leasing Consultant
Edible Arrangments Partnerships & Activation Associate
Full Out Sports Graphic Designer
Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale County Health Departments Communications Intern
Insight Global Commercial Proposal Coordinator
Inspired Closets and Budget Blinds Administrative Assistant
Lowe's Companies, Inc. Merchandise Service Team Member
Magrino Public Relation Associate Account Coordinator
Oracle Business Development Consultant
PrizePicks Social Media Manager
Rep-Lite Talent Acquisition Specialist
Summit Gymnastics Program Director
* denotes no responses received.
*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/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2021 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.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2021 Consumer Journalism majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Georgia Career Institution Aesthetician Certification, Certificate
University of Georgia Public Administration, MPA
* denotes no responses received.