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Sista Girl: The Advice Column (April 15, 2024)

Dear Sista Girl:

My name is Garrett and I attend a small liberal arts college in Texas. I am a Mass Communications major who is set to graduate this Spring and I really enjoy the field but here’s my problem. Every time we have a job/graduate school fair there are never any booths for my major. It’s been four years and I’ve never seen anything supporting the Mass Communications field directly. It’s as though the school doesn’t even acknowledge my field of study. Now I’m about to graduate and I don’t have an internship or any job prospects. I’d like to go to graduate school but I need some direction as to where to go. All of the research that I’ve done leads me to institutions that are too expensive and that’s important because my parents aren’t “ballers.” As I stated earlier my job prospects are scarce because every time I apply for a job they keep telling me I need at least five years of experience. This is beyond frustrating. What can I do Sista Girl? Can you name me any good affordable universities that have a good Master’s program or could you suggest any websites that helps future graduates such as myself find employment? Thank you in advance.

Ain’t Got A Clue

Dear Ain’t Got A Clue: 

I hear your frustration, but don’t lose hope. There are affordable universities with good Mass Communications programs. Look into state universities such as Texas State University or the University of North Texas. They offer quality education without breaking the bank. Also, check out websites such as Indeed, Glassdoor, or LinkedIn for job opportunities in your field. When applying for jobs, focus on highlighting your skills, experiences, and relevant coursework in your resume and cover letter, even if you don’t have years of professional experience. Consider seeking out entry-level positions, internships, or freelance opportunities to gain experience and build your resume. Don’t be discouraged by rejection because persistence and resilience are key in the job search process. Don’t underestimate the power of networking either. Connect with professionals in your industry and attend industry events or conferences if possible. Keep pushing forward. You got this.

Sista Girl

India Stenson
India Stenson
India Stenson is a Freshman from Tallahassee, Florida majoring in Mass Communications. She will be a contributor for The Campus Chronicle for the Spring 2024 semester.

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