Career Field - Communications

Career Information & Resources

Student & Professional Organizations

Career Information & Resources

Career Guides: Multiple Fields

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - A guide to career, labor market, salary and training information for media and communications-related occupations.
  • California Occupational Guides - Includes job descriptions, outlooks and wages, education, training, and related occupations.
  • Vault Guides - Insider's information about careers in this area. Features include "Day in the Life" career profiles, employee reviews of careers and companies, and detailed information about key employers in the field. Available through Handshake.

Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations

  • - Current news and industry information about marketing, media and advertising.
  • ADWEEK - Current news and industry information for people working in advertising.
  • PR Council - Industry news, events and issues, directory of PR firms, case studies, “PR Quickstart” Web-based industry training program designed for those new to PR, and other resources.
  • Public Relations, Advertising & Marketing - What's the Difference? - Quick rundown of these three fields, how they’re related and the differences between them.

Journalism, Publishing, Literary

  • - About Publishing - Overview of the publishing industry; descriptions of the types of work performed within publishing.
  • - Career articles and other helpful information for people interested in journalism and media.
  • MPA/Association of Magazine Media - Offers Industry news, career resources and professional development event information for the magazine media industry.
  • Poets and Writers - Resources for literary writers' professional development including a directory of places which host readings, funding, publishing advice and more.
  • Writer's Digest - Tips and information on how to get published in magazines and books.

Translation & Interpretation

Writing & Editing Careers, General

Student & Professional Organizations

Participating in these groups can be a valuable avenue for learning about an occupation or field. They are an excellent resource for networking, and their websites often have information about careers.

Cal Student Organizations
Student organizations related to this field include:

Professional Organizations
Major professional organizations include:

To find other professional associations, go to:


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