Re-think: Communications Career
When most people think of communications careers they think of journalism, public relations, writers, etc.
We noticed a trend with people who have careers in communications, which was often thought of as a fluff job, which all you do was go to fancy parties, meet cool people and get unlimited swag.
However, publicists and corporate communication officers are almost as important as the finance person.
They have to craft strategies that would maximize exposure hence revenue for the company. They are constantly monitoring their field and counter acting any mistakes that leadership may make in public or social media.
So, it is no coincidence that the CEO of HBO was the head of Communications and the famed director Ava DuVarnay who spent over 15 years in public relations before she went to direct movies and was recently tapped to direct a major high budget film from Disney.
Before you jump ship to learn how to code, think about all the skills needed to be a great communications offcer. And where those skills can eventually take you long term.
Cheers to all communications majors!