A marketing degree could pay off not only by landing you a rewarding job, but hopefully through great pay and a variety of job and career avenues that are opened to you. But once you land your role in marketing, how might you be utilizing what you’ve learned?
For prospective students, there may be much made about the course curriculum revolving around marketing degrees and the subject matter involved, but there isn’t always a lot said about how you might actually be putting your education to use once you’re out in the working world.
If you’ve been hearing a lot about getting a marketing degree, but maybe not so much about how you might actually be using that degree, here are a few ways you may find yourself applying what you’ve learned from your marketing degree work.
Advertising and Promotions
In this day and age, having an idea of how to convey products or services to the general public can be extremely valuable. With the internet serving to assist a variety of companies, organizations and even individuals working for themselves in just about any field or industry to better promote themselves, having an education in advertising and marketing techniques can mean the difference between success and failure in the working world. Even just knowing how to utilize social media and social media trends to your advantage — whether promoting yourself for a job through sites like LinkedIn or by highlighting a new product or service on Facebook or Twitter — can be extremely valuable.
In the business world, it’s often about more than just finding customers to purchase your products or services but finding ways to keep those customers by way of customer development and loyalty. Whether through surveys and reviews that help you find better ways to serve your customers or by way of coupons, promotions, and other deals to entice customers to buy your products, finding ways to develop your customer base and loyalty through what you’ve learned in a marketing program could help you grow your business or strengthen your position within an organization.
Some people come out of school with dreams of being their own boss. Others take a while once out in the working world to realize that they might prefer running their own show. No matter what the case or when it hits you that you might want to work for yourself or start your own business, having marketing skills in your educational background may help to assist you with your efforts.
With a degree in marketing, once you’ve ventured out on your own, you may have the potential to better market your business and ideas to others. Utilizing social media to get the word out to people about your products, knowing and understanding advertising mediums and how they affect customers, knowing how to create and distribute a marketing budget, being able to analyze your customer base and know how best to market to them and in what ways, and utilizing your marketing stills in similar capacities could help you to make your entrepreneurial dreams come true.
Todd Garner is a freelance writer based in the San Francisco bay area. His writing focuses on business, health, education and career related issues. He is currently writing for Online Schools Network, a site that helps prospective students find the right online college.
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