Resume Boosters for Communications Studies and Media Studies Majors

Greetings students! If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking to all corners of the Earth for ways to distinguish yourself from your peers (or maybe you’re craving some good ol’ Mercy reading).

If this is indeed you, congratulations! You’ve come to the right place. Finding “other things to do” outside of classes should be your goal as a college student. Work experience and internships are one thing. But on the eve of that job interview, what else are you prepared to say sets you apart from the crowd? There are PLENTY of extracurricular opportunities that await you! Commit to one (or more) of the below, and you’ll be on your way to career greatness.

  • Join a relevant club. From anime to musical theater*, let’s face it – our school covers it all. Check out the full list of clubs and contact info HERE.
    *On a musical note (no pun intended): Interested in joining this group? Contact Professor Marc Palmieri at mpalmieri2@mercy.edu.
  • Join a professional association. Groups like The New York State Communication Association (NYSCA) are especially helpful if you’re interested in grad school.
  • Contribute to The Impact or Red Hyacinth journal. More information on our school newspaper and the journal linked here.
  • Start a blog, podcast, or YouTube channel. Share your hobby, interests, and unique expertise with the world, while simultaneously perfecting your writing skills! A few resources to get you started:

– Launch a blog on WordPress.

– Start a podcast in Soundcloud, or one of these other sites.

– Sign up for a free YouTube account.

  • And last but not least…join a career community! You are just one form away from endless benefits – JOIN NOW! 

Ready to update your resume with these fabulous additions? We can help! Try out our resume review tool Vmock, or schedule an appointment with a career coach. You won’t be sorry, trust me.

By Samantha Karpiloff
Samantha Karpiloff Career Specialist Samantha Karpiloff