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If any links in this file fail to work or if sites have moved, please notify: lee@monmouthcollege.edu 

The Department of Communication Studies does not endorse or certify any of the web sites linked on this page, other than our own.  We recommend you use web resources wisely and verify the reliability of any sites for your self.

The Northern Illinois University Career Center has a great site for Communication majors.  Check it out.

Career Planning and Preparation

Some Career Possibilities for Communication and Theatre Arts Majors - developed by your COMM faculty!

Skills and Knowledge Often Developed by COMM Majors that are Valued in the Post-Graduate World

Florida State University Career Guides.  A number of focused, highly useful guides to the full range of job search issues including strategies, goals, resumes, interview issues (by job type) and so on.

Interview Etiquette / Answering Tough Questions - a slide show of advice developed by COMM students.

McGaan's List of "Key Elements in the Job Search"

Negotiating Job Offers.  Basic advice from Florida State comprehensive guide to the full range of issues involved with how to negotiate when you receive a job offer.  Also look at the collegegrad.com site on Job Offer Negotiations

Quintessential Careers.  Excellent and comprehensive resources for career planning.  Good advice on resumes and portfolios.

CareerProfiles.  "For years CareerProfiles.info has been assisting career minded professionals, job seekers and students make better, more informed career choices by providing them with highly relevant, reliable and up-to-date career information and job search resources. With many thousands of regular website visitors CareerProfiles.info is now one of the premier career and job search websites on the Internet."

Career One Stop is a comprehensive career website. ACI offers articles and advice on everything career related! Find information on career exploration, local employment services, military transitions and much more!

Careers in Public Relations.  A collegegrad.com site with lots of background information on the field of Public Relations as a potential career.

News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents. A collegegrad.com site with lots of background information on a career in news.

Advertising, Marketing and Promotions.  More career background information from collegegrad.com


Internship and Job Search Sites

Careerrookie.com is Careerbuilder's site specifically created for individuals looking for internships and entry-level jobs in a wider range of fields.  This is a good choice as a starting point in your search.  Also, you can download their print magazine on careers and job hunting at this location! Just add the term "internship" in the search box if that's what you are searching for.

Visit this America's Career InfoNet webpage to find links to advice on evaluating a job offer, accepting a job offer and even extending a counteroffer. Think it over, before accepting an offer!

Communication, Journalism, Media and Public Relations Career, Internship and Job WebliographyBenita Dilley's exhaustive list of industry specific job posting sites, media corporation web sites, research locations and more.

Academic Employment Network Search for employment in teaching or other academic-related jobs for colleges, primary, and secondary schools across the nation.

CareerBuilder Post your resume, check out online job fairs, and connect with thousands of employers.  Lots of career search and planning resources.  Sponsored by a number of large newspapers and featured in the Chicago Tribune.

Career Center Large Career and Job search site with excellent company links.

Center for Communication - Career advice articles.  Scroll down a bit and check out their pages with videos on insudtry careers (e.g. PR) and a few actual job ads. Check out their main page for useful information on the media business, internships, etc.

CollegeGrad.com  CollegeGrad.com specializes in entry-level jobs. 

HR Jobs - SHRM,  The job listings of the Society for Human Resource Management.

iHipo is one of the most popular international career websites for  students and graduates. iHipo’s mission is to help internationally-minded students and graduates find an internship/job and to advance their career. The site is free for students/graduates and offers users a carefully-researched overview of available internship programs worldwide, ranked by category.

Internships.com/communication  An internship site exclusively for communication students. Good internet site for beginning to look for internship possibilities and how to make the most of them

Internweb.com  Internships Abound at Internweb.com - FREE Internship Searching and Posting

JobBank USA Search one of the Internet's largest jobs database, use resume builder to create and submit resume to resume database.

Jobs.Net  A nice interface and easy access to international job listings.  Also provides an email notification system.

Juju Job Search Engine  A relatively new search site.  Juju is a “job search engine” rather than a “job board”, which means that it indexes jobs listed on thousands of sites around the web to provide job seekers a single point of access to as many job listings as possible, instead of only showing them a limited set of jobs that they have been paid to promote like traditional job boards do The search engine is fast and easy to use.

Looksharp  Another searchable site (by regions and cities too) for internships, jobs and other useful information.

Media Internships Page  A list of 5 top internships in the media industries with links,  Check out other career information usingthe navigation links at the top of the page for resumes, industries, etc.

Net-temps.com   "Net-Temps, A World of Jobs Neatly Packaged"  Net-Temps, the number one Internet recruiting center for the Staffing industry. Net-Temps brings together the world's leading staffing firms with the best candidates for contract assignments and direct placement. Net-Temps boasts a cross posting distribution of over 500 Internet search engines, portals, directories, on-line services and newsgroups as classified employment ads. These include Excite, Yahoo, Alta Vista, and Lycos.

PR, Communication Employment Directory  by O'Dwyer's PR News is a special website for undergrads and recent grads pursuing careers in public relations, public affairs, communication, media, and related fields.

Riley Guide Considered to be one of the best career and job information sites on the Internet, this site breaks down job resources into categories such as arts and humanities, computers and technology, business, health, education, and government jobs, to name a few.

Monster.com Everyone knows it and it's worth a look.


Websites For Government Job Seekers

USAJOBS.gov:    This is the federal government’s official job seeker website, which was completely redesigned in 2010.  Individual agency websites: Agencies are not required to post internship positions on USAJOBS.gov, so internship seekers should visit individual employment pages to find these announcements.

Makingthedifference.org  
Job seekers will find a number of resources for finding and applying for federal opportunities, including tips for building a federal resume and navigating the security clearance process.

Work4Illinois  The State provides job opportunities in a wide range of occupations and titles. This website will guide you through the state employment process for the departments under the jurisdiction of the Governor.

Job Hunt Illinois   A wide range of links to employment web sites including many agency and local government sites and specialized private section job search sites.


Graduate School in Communication

GradSchools.com  Advertises itself as the "leading resource for information on graduate school information."  Not specific to Communication or Theatre but easy to use.

Graduate Schools USA.  An easy to use search site for graduate school programs of all types in the United States.  Check out the pages for Communication and Journalism.

The Graduate Record Exam is required by many graduate programs.  For those schools your scores must be received before you will be considered for admission and (most importantly) financial support (tuition waivers, assistantships, etc.).  Scores take a number of weeks after you take the test to arrive at the grad school so you will need to take the test during the Fall to insure your scores arrive in time.  The link here will take you to the GRE site where most all the information you need to take the exam can be found.

The National Communication Association This link takes you to our national association home page. CLICK HERE to go directly to the page listing links to their communication doctoral program guide. Find links to all doctoral graduate programs in communication in the U.S.A. by state.

Accredited Programs in Mass Communication and Journalism  A listing of professional (and technical) programs in mass communication.  Does not include liberal arts, research or PhD. programs (for research/PH.D. programs see the NCA listings above). Includes undergraduate as well as graduate programs.  Provided by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

 

 
 

         
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