Graduates of the advertising and public relations programs at UT include professionals with impressive credentials employed in a wide range of jobs. A large percentage of them, as you might expect, start their careers in advertising or public relations agencies. Several have risen to the level of vice president, president and even Chief Executive Officer of agencies. UT alums are currently working at each of the twenty largest agencies in the country, at many of the smaller "hot" shops and at agencies of virtually every size and geographic location imaginable, including agencies in Zhongshan, China, Chicago and San Francisco.
Others have chosen to work in media. They have taken positions at full-service digital agencies, with vendors such as Spotify and iHeart Radio, and at television stations, etc., across the nation and around the world. Many have gone to the "client side," working for the businesses and other organizations that advertise. Still others have gone into advertising- and marketing-related positions, working in commercial production, sales promotion, public relations, event planning and direct marketing. In addition, UT advertising graduates can be found teaching in colleges and universities all around the world.
Alumni Employment Survey
Each year, Communication Career Services (CCS) conducts an employment survey of advertising and public relations graduates approximately six months after they graduate, providing information about job satisfaction, salary ranges and usefulness of CCS services.
These surveys prove time and time again that our students go on to succeed in a variety of careers such as those detailed above. Common titles alumni find themselves holding as alumni include art director, account executive, account planner, account representative, business development manager, brand manager, copywriter, consultant, digital marketing manager, event coordinator, graphic designer, media buyer, media planner, programmatic buyer, publicist, public affairs specialist, SEO specialist, social media platform specialist, web designer and web traffic manager.
Full reports for 2016 can be found here:
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TAPR LinkedIn: For Current Students and Alumni Only
Thanks to the TAPR LinkedIn, advertising and PR alumni now have the luxury of surfing a professional/social networking site just for graduates and current students of the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations. The primary function of the site is to provide our school’s students with an open channel to Texas alumni, and a rich list of job openings in advertising and PR. Our LinkedIn site is only available to current advertising and public relations students as well as alumni. Not a member? Submit a request. Join us on LinkedIn.