When it comes to choosing a college to pursue you degree in Communications you should take the time to do your research and visit as many schools as possible to find out what exactly sets there programs apart from others. While many schools claim to be the “best” it can be a subjective term as what defines the best is different for every person.
A college education is important in getting the job you want in life. Often we know generally what we would like to pursue in life but have a hard time nailing it down to a specific field. This is where schools and academic advisors come into play by helping you define your career goals and showing you the best way to pursue a degree in that particular field. For example, a communications specialist can work in human resources, advertising, publications, research and development, sales and marketing, and training departments. They can do contract work as a freelancer, work for a consulting or public relations firm, in the foreign service, for the government at all 3 levels, labor unions, non-profit organizations, in the medical services field, and at colleges, universities, technical and vocations schools. From one degree all these potential career opportunities exist!
The best way to find a school that matches you interest and will provide the quality of education you are seeking in your field is to contact others who are already in the industry. You can not only find out from them what college they went to but also what they feel is important when choosing a college because of the real-life experience they have working in the field. Often they recommend you look into a different school than they attended because of what they have learned on the job.