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

Peter Mackler Award. Join us for a discussion with the winner of this year's award - Asma Shirazi. Shirazi hosted two popular television talk shows, including one on Parliamentary affairs entitled "Parliament Cafeteria" which allowed her to become Pakistan's first female Parliamentary correspondent. The show was banned by General Musharraf as he sought to exert more control over coverage of the country's political processes.Friday, Oct. 24 12 p.m. 607B. More details here

Dow Jones News Fund Test: Oct. 28, 3-4 p.m. 607B. 

Skills: Mock interview session: Come find out how best to conduct yourself and answer questions at internship/job interviews. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. World Room.

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, Noon., 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

Meet the Media: Yahoo! News. Lauren Johnston, Head of Breaking News and Deputy Editor Daniel Klaidman will speak about their careers and working at Yahoo! News. Friday, Nov.7, Noon, World Room 

Meet the Media: The Gazette, Colorado Springs. Come and meet Joanna Bean, the editor and vice president at The Gazette in Colorado Springs who will be talking about paid internships, entry level positions and her work as reporter and editor. Wed. November 11, 3 p.m. 601B, More details here.

Meet the Media: Reuters. Richard Baum (General Manager, New York and Canada) will be here to discuss Reuters' internships and other opportunities.  Thursday, Nov. 13, 1 p.m. World Room

Meet the Media: John Fialka J'62, editor of E&E Publishing/ClimateWire, a Washington, D.C.-based Internet newsletter that covers issues surrounding global warming and climate change. E&E offers annual, paid post-graduate internships exclusive to J-Schoolers. Friday Nov. 14, 12 p.m. 601B. More details here.

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, Dec. 5, 12 p.m. World Room. 

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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