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Graduate Career Ready with Communication & Journalism

Put your Communication and Journalism degree to work pursuing a career that interests and challenges you. Communication and Journalism majors acquire higher-level interpersonal and digital technology skills, poising them for success across career markets. They understand how language works and how it works on us. Communication and Journalism majors learn to research and contextualize information, producing sharp, insightful analyses and evidence-based conclusions.  

Communication and Journalism majors display the deep understanding of effective communication that is required for clear-sighted, problem-solving analyses to create impactful messages and experiences. Perhaps most important of all, Communication and Journalism majors are educated beyond a narrow curriculum geared towards a specific job; instead, they acquire the ability to remain intellectually flexible and know how to transfer their skills from one specific context to another. 

Explore the ways to use your Communication & Journalism education during a career conversation with the Center for Career Readiness.

Communication & Journalism at Work

UNC Communication & Journalism Studies graduates pursue careers in companies and organizations around the country. Among our alumni, you will see many working in these industries:

  • K-12 Education
  • Higher Education
  • Hospital and Health Care
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Food and Beverage
  • Journalism, Media, and Publishing

UNC Alumni Careers

Using their Communication and Journalism degree, UNC alumni go on to successful careers in a variety of interesting and in-demand professions. Learn more about the popular professions these and other alumni are pursuing.

Media and Communications

Several UNC alumni pursue careers in media and communication related fields, finding success as writers, journalists, and public relations professionals.



While many alumni working in education-related roles may be teachers, several others use their degree and training in an educational services roles like instructional design.


Management and Operations

UNC alumni are prepared to serve in leadership and operational management roles within non profit organizations, educational institutions and private and publicly held companies.


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On Demand Resources and Support

Access recorded alumni career panels and LinkedIn tutorials to strengthen your network and professional connections to the UNC Bear Network.

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Alumni Spotlight

Bears Go Big

UNC Bears go out into the world to do BIG and significant work. Meet Ely Corliss, B.A. Communications, 2012, owner of the Moxi Theater.

It’s a very rewarding experience to be able to not only book and promote and buy these shows but to be a part of the production.

See other Bears going big.

Communication & Journalism Alumni: Update your career information through the alumni association.