Howard University is rank No. 4 on LinkedIn’s “Best Undergraduate universities for Media Professionals” in the country. The black college is one of the best schools for launching graduates into desirable media jobs.
Howard is the only historically black college or university (HBCU) on the list.
“We define a desirable job to be a job at a desirable company for the relevant profession,” writes Navneet Kapur, explaining the thought process behind ranking universities based on career outcomes. “For example, we define desirable finance jobs as finance jobs at companies desirable for finance professionals.”
“More than ever, students go to college because they want to get jobs — good jobs. To that end, students and parents want to know which schools give them the best chance at getting a desirable job after graduation. This is where we can help.”
“First, we identified the top companies where Media Professionals are choosing to work.
Next, we found people on LinkedIn who work as Media Professionals and saw where they went to university.
Finally, for each university, we found the percentage of these alumni who’ve landed Media jobs at these top companies, then compared the percentages to come up with the list.”
So what do media professionals Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack, Diddy, producer Rich Harrison (Beyoncé, Amerie, Toni Braxton), Kenny Lattimore, Richard Smallwood, Eric Roberson, Anthony Anderson, Taraji P. Henson, Chadwick Boseman, Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, Lynn Whitfield, Stan Verrett, Fredricka Whitfield, Michelle Bernard, and AJ Calloway all have in common? They all once attended and, or graduated from “The Mecca,” of course.
Founded in 1867 and located in the nation’s capital, Howard has several of its alumni on the social networking website. Many Howard alums have also landed media jobs at top companies. Over the years the black college has helped to educate and prepare its graduates for life after college by providing a high-value and quality education.
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