Columbia Journalism School
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  • Career Expo 2014. Photo by Alan Chin.
  • Career Expo 2014. Photo by Alan Chin.
  • Thank you to the 146 companies and 250 newsroom professionals who came to interview the Class of 2014.
  • Save The Date: Next Career Expo is on March 28, 2015. Photo by Alan Chin.
  • Photo by Alan Chin.
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  • Career Expo 2014. Photo by Alan Chin.

Career Services

Welcome to Career Services.  Our mission is to support our students and alumni in the planning and development of their journalism careers and to connect them with news employers who are seeking to  hire journalists with strong reporting, writing and cutting-edge technical skills. We offer many services that make our students competitive, including individual career counseling, extensive online resources and a full calendar of job-related events, discussions and recruiter visits. For a look at where our students land, see the Employment Profile..


The 2015 Career Expo took place Sat. March 28, 2015. It was the biggest journalism job fair in Columbia's history, with 144 companies and nearly 300 recruiters who came to meet, mentor and interview the Class of 2015 for jobs, internships and freelance assignments. More details here. View our list of news companies that attended here. Current students can view the employer profiles for your reference.

Contact Us

We are located in the Fiona and Alex Kirk Career Services Suite on the mezzanine of the Toni Stabile Student Center and are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F. For the resume guide please visit our Resumes section of the website. 

Upcoming Events

Entrepreneurship @ Columbia, Wed. April 1, Noon, Room: 202. Come meet representatives from the Business School who will tell you about the Tamer Center for Social Entrepreneurship, which will offer supplemental internship funding that you can apply for if you take a summer internship at a non-profit start-up news website that serves a public good. This public good is broadly defined and can include crime and justice reporting, environmental science, global health, LGBT issues, social justice, and other topics. Supplemental funding will be from $200-$600 a week for a 6-10 week summer internship. J-Schoolers are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The Freelance Series: How to Pitch  Your Masters, with Prof. Stephen Fried, Thurs. April 2, 12:30 p.m., Room 601B. Former magazine editor and award-winning journalist Stephen Fried will tell you how to pitch your masters theses, projects and magazine workshop pieces. Arrive early to get a seat.

LISTEN to recordings from recent Career Services events here

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


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