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.
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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. Our annual Career Expo is the largest journalism job fair in the country and takes place every spring.  For a look at where our students land, see the Employment Profile.

Contact Us

We are located off the mezzanine of the Toni Stabile Student Center and we are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F. Make an appointment here

Upcoming Events

Meet the Media: The Wall Street Journal. Michelle LaRoche, Editor, Development, will talk about career paths at WSJ. Wednesday and the Wall Street Journal Exclusive Internship, Oct. 1, Noon, Lecture Hall.More details here

Meet the Media: The New York Times. Don Hecker will talk about the internship program. Please come early because the room fills up quickly. Friday, Oct. 3, 11:30 a.m. World Room. More details here

Meet the Media: Audio Renaissance: Careers & the Evolving Landscape of Public Radio & Beyond. Featuring NPR's Stacey Vanek Smith, RadioLab's Tim Howard, & StartUp's Alex Blumberg. Moderated by Kerry Donahue, Director, Radio Program, CUGSJ. Tuesday. Oct. 7, Lecture Hall, 7 p.m. More information here.

Meet the Media: Bloomberg. Nikolaj Gammeltoft J'11, will talk about career paths at Bloomberg. Wednesday, Oct. 8, Noon, World Room. More details here.

Meet the Media: Bustle.com. Meet Alex Finkel, an editor at Bustle.com. Friday, Oct. 10, 11:30, 601B. More details here

Skills: Dow Jones News Fund Test Prep. Prof. Merrill Perlman will share pointers not just on the test itself but the program: who judges it, how the DJNF selects students, and where students land. Friday, Oct. 10 3:45 p.m., 601B.

Meet the Media: Clarin. Miguel Winazki who is chief editor of Clarin newspaper, training director at the paper, and director of Clarin's master of journalism program in Buenos Aires, Argentina will talk about working at Clarin and the J-School exclusive fellowship. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 607B. More details here. 

Meet the Media: The Boston Globe. The newsroom representative will talk to students about the summer 2015 internship program. Thursday, Oct. 16, 12 p.m. 607B. More details here

How to write a winning cover letter: In this one-hour session, you'll see winning cover letters by past students and hear why they worked. Thursday Oct. 16 5:30 p.m., room 601B, Tuesday, Oct. 28 12 p.m. room: 601B. 

Meet the Media: Metro US. the Editor in Chief, Aleksander Korab, will talk about the new ideas for Metro and career opportunities at the publication. Friday, Oct. 17, 11:45 a.m. 607B. More details here

Meet the Media: The Washington Post. Meet two alums who will be discussing their careers and the internship program at The Washington Post. They will also talk about their master's projects. Monday, Oct. 20, Noon- 1 p.m. World Room. More details here

Peter Mackler Award. Join us for a discussion with the winner of this year's award - Asma Shirazi. Friday, Oct. 24 12 p.m. World Room. More details here

Meet the Media: .Mic. Meet Caira Conner who leads editorial hiring for the company and will talk about Mic's hiring practices and opportunities as well as the Columbia Exclusive Fellowship at the organization. Wed. Oct. 29 11:30 a.m., World Room. More details here.

Meet the Media: Newsday. Assistant Managing Editor, Mary Ann Skinner, will be speaking about summer internship opportunities at Newsday. Friday, Oct. 31 11:45 a.m. World Room. More information here.

Meet the Media: Associated Press. AP's Diane Parker, Director of Staffing & Diversity, and Xavier Williams, Senior HR Administrator, will speak about opportunities with the Associated Press. Wed. Nov. 5, 11:30 a.m. World Room. More details here

SAVE THE DATE: Skills: Digital Portfolio Session: Wed. Nov. 5, 9-10 a.m. 607B, Tues. Dec. 5, 5-6 p.m. 607B.

LISTEN to recordings from recent Career Services events here

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

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