Job and Internship Resources[ Advertising ] [ Broadcast Journalism ] [ Electronic Media & Communications ] [ Print Journalism ] [ Public Relations ]
Advertising students will find job and internship opportunities at virtually any advertising or public relations agency, as well as any business, large or small, that has an in-house advertising, marketing or public relations department. Students can seek out organizations that specialize in different areas of advertising. For example, some students may prefer a specific arm of advertising such as business to business, corporate, consumer or international advertising or branding.
An advertising professional can choose from several career areas including traffic, media, account service, account planning, creative, design, print production or sales.
To find out more about advertising or to see actual advertising jobs, log on to the following web sites:
- American Advertising Federation, http://www.aaf.org
- Division of AAF for members under the age of 30, http://www.ad2.com
- American Association of Advertising Agencies, http://www.aaaa.org
- International Advertising Association, http://www.iaaglobal.org
- Advertising Job Site, http://www.advertising-jobs.com
- Advertising Job Site, http://www.advertisingjobs.org
Students who choose a career in broadcast journalism will find job and internship opportunities across the country and world. Local television and radio stations can provide a student with practical experience while in Lubbock. Local, regional, national and international television and radio stations and news organizations also offer career opportunities.
A broadcast journalism graduate will find positions such as reporter, anchor, producer, on-air talent and director and can specialize in any area such as fashion, entertainment, sports, weather, politics, government, education, business/industry, religion or agriculture, just to name a few.
To find out more about broadcast journalism or to see actual broadcast journalism jobs, log on to the following web sites:
- National Association of Broadcasters, http://www.nab.org
- Texas Association of Broadcasters, http://www.tab.org
- Broadcast Executive Directors Association, http://www.careerpage.org
- Radio-Television News Directors Association, http://www.rtnda.org
- Television Jobs, http://www.tvjobs.com
- Television and Radio Jobs, http://www.onairjobtipsheet.com
Electronic Media & Communications
Electronic Media & Communications students will find job and internship opportunities at both television and radio stations, as well as video production, entertainment, educational video, promotions and religious organizations. Universities and public school systems that utilize telecommunications are also possibilities. In addition, more and more jobs are being created by businesses and corporations that are employing new technology and telecommunications systems.
The telecommunications and electronic media communications industries are constantly evolving making for a more diverse pool of available jobs for telecommunications graduates.
To find out more about telecommunications or to see actual electronic media and communications jobs, log on to the following web sites:
- International Television Association, http://www.itva.org
- National Association of Television Programming Executives, http://www.natpe.org
- Radio and Television News Directors Association, http://www.rtnda.org
- Multimedia Telecommunications Association, http://www.mmta.org
- Telecommunications Jobs, http://www.tvjobs.com
- Creative Interactive http://www.commarts.com/career
- National Press Photographers Association, http://www.nppa.org
- B-Roll Online, http://www.b-roll.net
- Photojournalism Web Resource, http://www.presscard.com
Students who choose a career in print journalism will find an abundance of job and internship opportunities. Local organizations such as the Texas Tech University News and Publications office, Texas Tech's newspaper The University Daily or yearbook La Ventana or any local newspaper, newsletter or magazine can provide a student with practical experience while in Lubbock. Local, regional, national and international news organizations, companies, and publications offer career opportunities as well.
Students can look forward to careers in various facets of print journalism such as fashion, entertainment, sports, government, education, industry and agriculture, just to name a few.
To find out more about print journalism or to see actual print journalism jobs, log on to the following web sites:
- Society of Professional Journalists, http://www.spj.org
- National Press Club, http://npc.press.org
- Investigative Reporters and Editors, http://www.ire.org
- The Reporters Network, http://www.reporters.net
- American Journalism Review, http://www.newslink.org
Students will find job and internship opportunities at many PR and advertising agencies, as well as businesses such as hospitals, TV stations, nonprofit organizations, entertainment organizations, professional and amateur sports teams, financial institutions, retail outlets and a variety of other organizations that serve various publics. The future public relations practitioner will find that the field is extensive in scope with virtually endless job possibilities.
Students can look forward to careers in international public relations, crisis communications, environmental communications, agribusiness, travel and tourism, investor relations, healthcare communications, government relations and promotions, just to name a few.
To find out more about public relations or to see actual public relations jobs, log on to the following web sites:
- Public Relations Society of America, http://www.prsa.org/jobcenter
- Texas Public Relations Association, http://www.tpra.com
- International Association of Business Communicators, http://www.iabc.com
- Online Public Relations, http://www.online-pr.com/prjobs.htm