As we see BMM being a good career option for those who seek entrance into media field, the question that arises is- Is BMM alone good enough to get you your dream job in the media industry?
BMM(Bachelor of Mass Media) is one of the most desirable courses among the youth today. It is considered as one of those which grabs many professional takers. While it guarantees your entry in the media industry, the course also helps you understand different aspects of communication and print. The curriculum prepares the takers for different sections like Television, Print, Radio etc. It helps the students enhance their writing and presentation skills according to the demands of current trends.
As we see BMM being a good career option for those who seek entrance into media field, the question that arises is- Is BMM alone good enough to get you your dream job in the media industry? BMM gives way to lots of avenues for you. But as far as placement is concerned not all the colleges have special recruitment cells for BMM.
Officially,the colleges do have a placement cell but not exclusively for those pursuing BMM. For instance, students from a reputed institute would want to get placed into one of the top brands in the industry. But there is a common fretfulness among the students. According to them, the course does not prepare them for everything that’s going on in the industry. Talking about the present scenario, students pursuing BMM prefer to intern in at least a few companies, so that they have an idea about the current trends in the industry. That also helps build them a stronger C.V.
When it comes to advertising, those who specialize need to keep their portfolios ready; as that helps in gaining more points than the other contemporaries. If you are into journalism, interning with an organization as a content writer or having your works published in manual/digital media is always an added advantage. Want to go ahead with your passion of making films? Why not start while you are still under graduation? Assisting in production or making you own short films and documentaries, irrespective of they being good or bad, will help boost your career trajectory. A senior producer with multinational firm points out that experience matters more than your theoritical knowledge. You need to be well acquainted with the way things work out there. Hence, interning while under graduation is definitely going to be good, for whichever field you choose to be in.
Being totally dependent on your college’s placement cell for a job, is something that should be totally avoided. Also, to choose from a number of options we suggest that you remain in touch with your seniors and alumni and build a big circle.