44 Career Tips for Marketing Grads

Be able to defend your creative decisions. But learn how to compromise.You’ve found something you’re good at, that you love to do. Coding, art, writing, planning – whatever it is, you’ve figured out that marketing is the way to do what you love while earning your bread and butter. And you’ve worked your tail off for four years (or more!) to earn a piece of paper that says you’re qualified.

Problem is, that’s not enough.

There are real-world things you need to know that the classroom will never teach you. The best way to learn those is through an internship, but lucky for you, we’ve also compiled this guide, full of some of the most important things about our jobs we didn’t learn in college. Enjoy.

Account Service

Start by understanding how all the different agency jobs work. See the 10 Things About Client Service They Don’t Teach You in School.


Learn to break the rules – just not these 3 Things College Won’t Teach You About Copywriting.

Graphic Design

Your portfolio is everything. That’s just one of 9 Things They Don’t Teach You in Design School.

Social Media

Be prepared to do a little work on holidays, too. Read about it in 10 Things You Didn’t Learn About Social Media in College.

Video Production

It’s not just camera work – you have to know how to budget. Focus on that and more in 5 Things I Wish I Learned in Film school.

Web Development

Learn how to use analogies to explain things to clients. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg in 7 Things About Web Developing I Wish I Learned in College.

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