Columbia Journalism School
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  • Students interview with The Street, Huffington Post and Frontline at the 2015 Career Expo.
  • Interview tables at the 2015 Career Expo.
  • A student interviews with Fortune magazine.
  • Dean Steve Coll addresses the crowd at the 2015 Career Expo.
  • A student explains a video to Time magazine editor.
  • The 2015 Career Expo, the largest journalism job fair in the world.
  • Recruiters from Gannett conduct interviews.
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  • Students interview with The Street, Huffington Post and Frontline at the 2015 Career Expo.

Career Development

Our mission is to support our students and alumni in the planning and development of their journalism careers. The Career Expo for our graduating class is the largest journalism fair in the world, and connects our students with a wide range of news employers who are seeking to hire journalists with strong reporting, writing and cutting-edge digital, multi-media and data skills. We offer many services that make our students competitive in the job market, including individual career counseling, sessions with employers, extensive online resources and a full calendar of career-related events. View the most recent Employment Statistics. 

Career Expo 2016 is on Sat. April 2, 2016.


CURRENT STUDENTS:  You have until March 2 to pre-register for the Expo. READ MORE AND REGISTER HERE.

   Make An Appointment with a member of our team here.

   Visit For Students for resources on job hunting, resumes, employer advice and more.

   Internships/Fellowships: Students, check the Deadlines Calendar early and often. 

   Listen to recordings from recent events here.  


Skills: Building Your Digital Portfolio. Monday, February 15 at 9 a.m. World Room. J-School Adjunct Professor, Eléonore Hamelin (J’12), will review website models, services and options available to develop your web presence, including,, Tumblr and more. This is not a hands-on workshop to build a website, but a presentation of your options, each with its particular benefits and drawbacks depending on your own content. We recommend that many students, particularly those interested in practicing multimedia journalism or going on-air, create a simple website to host/display their work/reel to employers at the Expo, with resume and links to Twitter and Linkedin profiles. This session is sponsored by The Office of Career Development and the Sevellon Brown Fund.

Info Session: J-School Based Exclusive Fellowships. Monday, February 15 at noon, World Room.
Don’t miss this comprehensive session about the reporting fellowship programs available to all graduating students. The supervising faculty and editors will present their programs and answer your questions. The deadline to apply is on Feb. 25, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. 

These fellowships will be explained: 

Columbia Journalism Review Delacorte Magazine Fellowship – Three 12-month reporting fellowships covering the media. (Elizabeth Spayd, Editor in Chief )

CJS Education Reporting Fellowship - A reporting project, national in scope, about America’s next generation of classroom teachers. Three one-year fellowships available to recent graduates of the school. (Professor LynNell Hancock and Project Editor Sarah Carr)

CJS Environment Reporting Fellowship - An investigative reporting project, international in scope, focusing on the environment, for four recent grads of the school. (Professor Marguerite Holloway and Investigative Editor Susanne Rust)

Mock Interview with Caira Conner from BuzzFeed, Monday, February 22 at 11 a.m. 601B
Come find out how best to conduct yourself and answer questions at internship/job interviews. Watch your peers being interviewed for a hypothetical entry-level reporting position.
Caira Conner is the new market editor on the international team at BuzzFeed, where she's focused on expanding BuzzFeed all over the world. Previously, she was the community editor at media startup Mic, and created its writer fellowship program. Caira holds a master's degree in international relations from New York University. She does not live in Brooklyn.
If you'd like to be interviewed, please send your resume to Shurnette Henry ( by February 17, 2016.

Info Session: International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO), Monday,February 29,10 a.m., World Room.
In this session, ISSO Associate Director, Ellen Cohen will join us at the J-School to explain the Optional Practical Training (OPT) work visa that allows international students to work in the U.S. after graduation.
Don't miss this session if you have questions about completing your OPT.  Ellen will explain the rules, and advise you on the best time to apply.

Career Expo Prep Sessions We'll give you an overview of the Career Expo and talk about your interview schedules, registration details, Lerner Hall details and how Saturday will go. Bring your questions. These sessions are all the same so you only need to attend one. If you can't make it to any of our prep sessions, be sure to listen to the audio recording on our site. 

3/21/2016 Noon, 601B
3/23/2016 at noon. in 601B
3/28/2016 at 9 a.m. in World Room
3/30/2016 at 4:30 p.m. in World Room


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F. Late hours are available by appointment.

The Fiona and Alex Kirk Career Services Suite
Toni Stabile Student Center Mezzanine
2950 Broadway
New York, N.Y. 10027




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