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What Professional Exam Should I do as a Mass Communication Graduate?

I had a chat with a friend recently concerning the above title and I gave an advice which I believe would be useful to others that may/will be/are in the same shoes. Below is a screen shot and the text version thereafter.


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Do u kw of any professional courses in mass comm i can do while serving



Mass Communication dosn’t have professional courses per say

But if you want to venture into Advertising or Public Relations that’s where you can find a professional body or course

You know

After school, everything is now specialised

No longer as a Whole

But in Specifics

I’d advise you do a management professional course

Very good and ideal for fresh graduates

Nigeria Institute of Management is very very okay

Then after that (during your NYSC) when u pass out, you can look for another to do…

That is more specialized and related to the job you’ll secure.

That’s not bad



So as a guilder which would u advise i do first

Maybe on Pr


U want to go into Public Relations?



What about it

Abeg advise on that area



Very good

There is  Nigerian Institute of Public Relations




You could do that during service

Very okay



Whats d difference between PR and Management


You should know that, except you are so sure you’re venturing into PR, this will be relevant



Otherwise Management is beta right


But if you are a fresh graduate that may apply for Graduate Trainee jobs after service, then the company will fix you into a department that best fits your talent or skill, a Management Course is most ideal. Then you can go for a PR course when u eventually get into PR



Graduate trainee jobs? Whats that


Graduate Trainee…

That’s a job title not specifically to any job




That’s what big companies do




Then they will train you on the job and fix u in a department of your strength


So u advise i go for a management course right?


I think its simply perfect



Go for a management course

Companies want leaders

People who can manage…


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  1. Abi

    October 17, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    If s/he wants to major in Advertising, s/he can register for APCON’s professional exams. Being APCON Certified is compulsory for any one that intends to work in an advertising agency.

  2. Ridwanulahi

    October 17, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Thanks this will be helpful

    • John Bassey

      October 18, 2018 at 8:22 am

      Hello Ridwanulahi,

      I am glad it was. Please, feel free to share with your friends on social media.

      Thank you.

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