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Pre-mature Career Thoughts [Oct. 26th, 2005|07:44 pm]
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The communications major is not about academics and GPA, really. It's about the business world, really.

It's a dirty rat-race that involves self-promotion, constant competition, selfish relationships, and vigorous networking. It's about preaching a message that you probably don't believe but knowing how to make others believe it. It's telling people that what they have in their homes, the way they think, the way they look, and the type of entertainment they enjoy are not as good as what you have to offer. It's a message of dissatisfaction, deception, and capitalism (darn, almost had aliteration going on there).

Unfortunately, it's what I'm attracted to and what God's gifted me in.

I believe that in whatever career option you choose, you can use it to the glory of God.

My question, though, is, how in the bloody heck?

Is it possible to be involved with the media, or the marketing & advertisement business, and have the fruit of your work be millions exclaiming, "Ah. God is good,"?

"Get into the music industry." Ah, my dream. To create, promote, sell, whatever. But honestly here, people love Switchfoot because they love Switchfoot, not because they love God. Sell my own voice and face? No matter how pure you are, that is probably the best career option if you want to struggle with pride for the rest of your life.

"Just work at a non-profit Christian organization." And market God?

There has to be a way to reach the masses about the good news of God besides preaching and without marketing Him like a product. There must be a pure way to utilize the talents God has given a comm major to glorify Him.

Sitting through the undergrad comm society (UCS) meeting was interesting. While the speaker was rambling about all the ways she got connections and networks and internships and oppurtunities, I sat there wondering, "I know I can do this. I have what it takes to get to the top of this race. But why would I?"

I emailed KLOVE radio. I asked how they did it.
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From: jenuinity
2005-10-28 06:07 am (UTC)
You can learn the secular techniques and apply them to your future job with discretion in Christian values. The alternative is to run away from the world, no matter which profession you choose.

That's EXACTLY what I believe. I'm just trying to figure out the route that I know must exist, whether it's been done or not.
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