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Why I love about being Communications major

To anyone struggling to find what they want to be when they grow up…here’s one thing you may not have considered!

One of the most difficult tasks in the life of a young adult is often…”what am I going to be after university?,” or at least it was for me. Being a very driven student from a young age, I had always pondered over what I would like to major in once I get to university. For awhile I thought I was going to be a lawyer or a teacher, but neither of those careers really attracted me that much.

It was not until my grade 12 year that I discovered the field of Communications, and I was accepted into the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. After being halfway done my degree now, I thought I would mention some of my favourite parts about majoring in Communication, which will hopefully entice others who are struggling to find what they are passionate about.

1. The Flexibility/Broadness:

During my degree at Simon Fraser University in Canada, the Communication program allows me to experience a lot of different aspects of the CMNS field. I find this very helpful, especially for someone as indecisive as myself, who needs time to figure out their specialty. A CMNS degree can open a variety of different doors for a graduate, depending on which area you decide to focus on.

2. Current/Trendy

The Communication field is constantly changing as society does. Being a CMNS expert allows you to be a well-rounded and up-to-date individual who knows and understands the world. It is a very interesting field that requires people to be dynamic and adaptable.

I am constantly learning new things about the world in this degree.

3. A Timeless Profession

As many of us are constantly reminded, the world is always becoming more efficient, meaning some careers are ending due to technology. Well, Communication is one thing that should never become old fashioned because we cannot be replaced by technological communicators. Companies are always going to need Communication experts, so Communication is also a safe career choice.

4. Potential Careers with a Communication degree

  • Writing/journalism
  • Communication Expert/Specialist in any field for any company
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing or Advertising
  • Special Events/Events Coordination
  • Community and Media Relations
  • Social Media
  • and much more…

If you would like to hear more about my experience in the School of Communication at SFU, let me know!

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