Ten Best Careers in Technology For Communication Major Grads

1.) Career Name: IT Project Manager

Company: CREST

Check out the job posting here

Technology Requirements: 

  •  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with CAD programs
  • In-depth understanding of material handling equipment, associated controls and system software operations.

If I wanted to apply for this job I would need to boost my skills in Microsoft Office especially in Microsoft excels well as learn about CAD programs for basic familiarity using them on a regular basis. I would also need to learn about system software operations because I have no knowledge about that what so ever.

 

2.) Career Name: Marketing and Communications Specialist 

Company: BioLogos

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Technology Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required, Adobe Suite preferred
  • Ability to work with email Marketing Automation Software (Act-On, Marketo, Pardot, HubSpot or Silverpop)
  • Familiarity using various marketing, communication, event and social media tools (Google Analytics, Google Adwords, social media ads)
  • Website CMS (WordPress, Drupal) / HTML/CSS a plus

In order for me to meet the requirements for this job I would have to drastically improve my skills in WordPress and other website/blog building platforms. I would also have to learn more about more communication and social media tools.

3.) Career Name:Marketing Communications Manager 

Company:Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

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Technology Requirements:

  • Knowledge and proven track record of using digital marketing and social media
  • Proven experience with e-marketing tools including capabilities, utilization, application software, and analytics
  • Experience with content management systems. Working knowledge of Expression Engine or WordPress preferred
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office suite; Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat
  • Excellent written skills with versatile style for all types of target audiences and content development; publications, website, and social media

In order for me to meet the requirements for this job I would need to once again extend my knowledge in content management systems like WordPress and expand my knowledge on other various social media platforms. I would also need to increase my proficiency in Microsoft Office as I said specifically Microsoft Excel and Outlook. I would also need to learn about the various e-marketing tools mentioned in the job posting.

4.) Career Name: Media and Communications Specialist  

Company Name:BCS, Incorporated

Check out the job posting here

Technology Requirements:

  • Excellent Microsoft Word skills
  • Experience with Web communications, HTML, and social media a plus

In order for me to meet the requirements for this job I would need to learn more web communications and HTML. I would also need to expand my knowledge on social media platforms, though I do have proficiency in some of them such as twitter, linked-in, Facebook and other popular platforms I feel that it would greatly benefit me as a candidate for this position if I had knowledge on other social media platforms as well.

5.) Career Name:Marketing Coordinator

Company Name: Hilco Fixture Finders LLC

Check out the job posting here

Technology Requirements:

  • Prior HTML and Content Management System experience
  • Creates mass e-mails campaigns through Pardot and sends to segregated data base segments appropriate for various projects
  • Implements and manages social media marketing effectiveness (ie: LinkedIn, Facebook)
  • Manage the company’s online reputation

In order for me to meet the requirements for this job I would need to learn how to use Paradot send mass emails. I would also need to learn how to use HTML and Content Management System.

6.) Career Name: Digital Media and Communications Manager

Company Name: Colorado School Of Mines

Check out the job posting here and here

Technology Requirements:

  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in multiple social media channels
  • Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, digital photography/videography, cloud-based photo archiving and portfolios (Flickr, Zenfolio, etc.) and WordPress or other web content management systems

In order for me to meet the requirements for this job I would have to improve my prior knowledge on Adobe Creative Suite to become more proficient at digital photo editing. I would also need to learn how to use social media including high resolution photos such as Flickr and Zenfolio. I would also need to improve my knowledge of wordpress as I said before,

7.)Career Name:Director of Educational Media Communications

Company Name:Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Technology Requirements:

  • Technical understanding of the web and its many platforms including emerging social medial tools and streaming media platforms.
  • A background in science, science education, broadcast media, and/or mission-driven work experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience across a range of communications functions, including PR, marketing, social, and internal communications.

In order for me to meet the requirements for this job I would need to learn about the various streaming media platforms. I would also need to successfully complete my communications degree to have the necessary skills for this job.

8.)Career Name:Marketing Communications Manager

 

Company Name:Salix Pharmaceuticals

Check out the job posting here

Technology Requirements:

  • Manages consumer-facing social media properties (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
  • Provides oversight for external agencies (PR and social)
  • Helps to align and leverage the communications efforts for the Salix business (i.e. combined product news at congresses, social media, etc.)
  • Designing and managing social media calendars for JINSA.

In order for me to meet the requirements for this job I would need to improve upon my social media, PR and communication skills. I would definitely need to complete my degree in Communications to be eligible for this job.

9.)Career Name:Digital Communications Manager


Company Name: Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs

Check out the job posting here

Technology Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Google Suite (including Analytics and AdWords), Microsoft Office Suite and Apple Keynote, as well as an understanding of WordPress.
  • Designing and implementing digital strategies to achieve our objectives, including social media outreach and advertising.

In order for me to meet the requirements for this job I would need to complete my degree in communications for more basic skills in advertising and Public Relations. I would also need to develop my proficiency in Google Analytics and Adwords, Microsoft Office Suite and WordPress.

10.)Career Name: Volunteer: Media & Communications Internship

Company Name: VolunteerMatch

Check out the job posting here

Technology Requirements:

  •  Adobe Illustrator, kowledge of InDesign, videography and video editing skills are all a plus but not required.
  • Duties may include designing and writing stories for newsletters, social media, web, events and marketing packages.
  • This position requires the following skills: Basic Computer Skills, Sound Production, Content Management Systems, Graphic Design / Print, Video Production, Adobe Creative Suite

In order for me to meet the requirements for this job I would need to improve my computer skills especially in sound production and Content Management systems, I would have to improve my knowledge on basic creative editing platforms such as Adobe Creative Suite.

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