University Career Center

Your UM HR Community

Student organizations are a great way to build your career community and connect with other students who share your interest in human resources. The UM chapter of the Society fo Human Resources Management is a organization for students from all majors and offers a variety of opportunties to learn more about human resources.  To learn more...check out the SHRM-UM website.

Careers in Advertising

Account Executive, Account Planner, Copy Writer, Media Planner - what area of advertising interests you?  The Advertising Educational Foundation's Guide to Careers in Advertising is a great overview of the field and includes job titles and descriptions along with job/internship search tips.

Careers in Public Relations

Wonder what it like to have a career in public relations?  The Public Relations Society of American created an overview of the field which includes everything from areas of public relations and necessary skills to  a typical day at work and the job search.  Take a look:  does public relations sound interesting to you and, if so, how can you start preparing for the career today!

What's the Difference?

Marketing, advertising and public relations are often grouped together when exploring career options because there are many similarities in the careers.  There are also distinct differences.  Watch for these differences as you explore the careers:  how are the career fields different? what makes one field more interesting to you?  what more do you want to learn about the field?

Here's an article to get you started on exploring the differences.


Getting Started

The field of finance/banking is highly competitive and employers expect you to demonstrate an on-going interest in the field long before you start any interview process!  Here are some strategies for getting started: 

Get informed!
Keep up-to-date with the latest trends, industry events and current issues by reading the Wall Street Journal and watching financial news channels daily.