MAJOR TO JOB
Publishing is an apprenticeship industry, meaning that much of what a
publishing professional needs to know will be learned on the job. Often,
industry knowledge learned in one department is useful throughout the
publishing house?allowing the opportunity to move between departments.
But where to start? Put together with the help of several human resource
experts, this guide to matching your college major with the appropriate publishing departments is a great way to determine your first steps.
If you’re still working on your degree, an internship may be the perfect
way to experience the inner-workings of the publishing industry. Some
are paid, many offer college credit, and all provide invaluable
knowledge that may help you get your foot in the door when it is time to
look for a full-time job.