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 2019 Career Outcomes for Consumer Journalism *

** Includes Self-Employed

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  • 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 • Salary.com

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. 


The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 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)
Abound Wealth Financial Associate
Action Integrated Marketing Account Coordinator
AmeriCorps Georgia College Advising Corps Advisor
Antonline.com Marketing Specialist
Axis Group Associate Solutions Consultant
Baptist Collegiate Ministry Administrative Assistant
Cox Automotive Digital Strategist
Cru Student Ministry Intern
ExecuSource Recruiter
Fiserv Consumer Marketing Specialist
Hollywood Feed Sales Associate
Insight Global Recruiter
MP&F Strategic Communications Intern
Oracle Business Development Consultant
Preferred Apartment Communities Marketing/Brand Coordinator
Simply Organic Beauty Marketing Coordinator
Spark Foundry Associate, Local Investment
The Home Depot Brand Advocate Analyst
The Red & Black Publishing Co. Digital Managing Editor
The Southern Coterie Membership Coordinator and Digital Events Assistant
The Walt Disney Company DCP Intern
U.S. News & World Report Social Media Intern
* 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 2019 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 UGA Consumer Journalism - Bachelor's Degree MAJORS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019**

Graduate School Program(s)
The University of Oklahoma Industrial & Systems Engineering, Degree Not Specified
* denotes no responses received.