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. For a look at where our students land, see the Employment Profile..

Employers: Register Now for CAREER EXPO 2015 on Saturday March 28th. Our annual event is the largest journalism job fair in the country. Please join us.

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: Vice Media, Monday. Feb. 2, 2015, 4:30 p.m. World Room

Meet the Media: Univision. Learn about the network and the Univision/J-School Exclusive Fellowship Program based in Miami. Wed. Feb. 4, 2015, 11:45 a.m., 607B. More details here.

The Entrepreneurship series @ The J-School, This talk is a must not only for students with the start-up bug but for aspiring business reporters who want to better understand the current media tech boom. Monday, Feb. 9, 12 p.m., World Room More details here

Meet the Media: Yahoo! News, Lauren Johnston, head of breaking news, and Dan Klaidman, deputy editor, at Yahoo! News, will talk about opportunities in their newsroom. Thursday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m., World Room

Meet ISSO: Have questions about your OPT? The specialists from ISSO will give you the timeline on when to apply for the OPT, what the travel restrictions are and how to navigate working while on the OPT. This session is crucial for international students. Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, Noon, Room 601B

Meet the Media: Business Insider, managing editor Jessica Liebman and assistant managing editor Lyndsay Hemphill, will talk about opportunities in their newsroom. Wed. Feb. 18, 2015, 11:45 a.m. Room 601A

Meet the Media: CNN. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m. 601B. More details: TBA

Skills: Mock interview session with Caira Conner, community editor at Mic. Come and practice your interviewing skills before the Career Expo. Whether you put yourself on the hot seat or go to observe, the mock interview sessions are learning experiences that will help you think about your own brand. March 2. Noon. Room 601B.

Career Expo Student Registration closes at Midnight on March 2, 2015. 

Skills: Mock interview session with Bill Wheatley. Hear about best interview practices before the Career Expo. Former EVP and executive producer at NBC News, Bill has interviewed and hired scores of journalists over the course of his career. He will offer feedback and tips on how to best present and sell your skills. Monday, March 9. Noon. Room 601B.

Skills: Mock interview session with Bill Grueskin. He is an executive editor at Bloomberg and was an academic dean at the J-School for six years. He was Page One editor at The Wall Street Journal before joining the school. Learn about good interviewing techniques before the Career Expo. March 12. 8:30 a.m. Room TBA.

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 to one of these sessions:

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 12 p.m. World Room;
  • Monday. March 23, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Stabile Students Center;
  • Wednesday March 25 at 12 p.m. World Room.

Journalism Career Expo, March 28, 2015. Class of 2015--this is your day! Our annual Career Expo is the largest such event in the country. It's where recruiters meet, mentor and interview our students. More details here

LISTEN to recordings from recent Career Services events here

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

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