Journalism majors of the world, listen up. It may be all of our dreams to get our degree and rush right into editing for Vogue, or interning at Seventeen. But unfortunately, statistics are showing that our dreams may be a little harder to reach. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, journalists have a better chance at getting to their goal of higher cosmopolitan writing when starting off at a low-key local spot.
As far as education goes aspiring journalists, employers WILL look for a BA in journalism or mass communication. Also, they prefer seeing internships on resumes and experience with school newspapers or publications.
Along with these specifications, the field of journalism comes with long, irregular hours and VERY strict deadlines and guidelines. Some students planning on graduating with a journalism major or minor sometimes see the stats and facts and fear rejection, leading them to switch majors or drop their minor. Without a doubt, journalism is in fact, one of the most difficult fields to be successful in, but with alot of hard work and dedication it can be a job full of pleasure and a lot of success.