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College Majors/Degrees

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by KevinmH9, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    I'm going to straightforwardly assume that this it won't matter, but I'm curious if your degree makes a substantial difference in getting a job. Is it really all just based upon having experience within the field? After poking around on journalismjobs.com, it seemed as though many companies are looking people with degrees within the fields of journalism/communications. I, myself, will have a degree in English/Writing. I wasn't sure if that'll look sour towards a future employer, or if my experience with working for a newspaper for 2 1/2 years will be the deciding factor. Thanks!

    That too, and what did some of you, for those that have them, receive your masters in? I was considering an MBA, but not sure what’d be logical for moving forward.
  2. Most places just care that you have a degree. Other than that, it depends on how good you are.

    You could have a degree from Yale and still suck at being a sportswriter.
  3. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Or s
    Or suck.
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Didn't matter for my employer.

    I doubled in accounting and finance/investments. Now I'm driving helicopters for them.

  5. Typing it twice?
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Or at being President.
  7. Type of degree doesn't matter nearly as much as your clips. Just have plenty of those.
  8. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    Hey, I have an English degree too. They thought I would be good at grammar and spelling..... Boy, were they wrong.
  9. Classic. You never cease to amaze me, Doc.
  10. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Not a damn bit.
  11. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    degree counts. I'm not sure most places care what you have a degree in, just as long as you have one.
  12. BujuBanton

    BujuBanton Member

    if you can get lucky with some experience under your belt you can get a job without a degree, not to encourage it but it can be done. I'm on my second gig without a degree and have moved up ahead of people with degrees that have no experience
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