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Career Expo

Career Expo 2015 will take place on Sat. March 28, 2015. Registration for the Expo will open in January 2015. For more details, contact Career Services Program Manager Izabela Rutkowski at or 212 854 4422.

The 2014 Career Expo took place on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

For the second year in a row, The Journalism School’s annual Career Expo filled Lerner Hall to capacity with a record-number of companies in attendance.  All told, 146 companies registered to attend. Nearly 250 recruiters came to interview the Class of 2014. 

With 319 students from the M.S., M.A., and Knight-Bagehot programs participating, the Office of Career Services set up thousands of appointments between the students and news companies during the Expo.  View the list of companies here.

Companies represented every medium - newspaper, magazine, digital, broadcast/cable television and documentary. Recruiters came from as far as The Detroit News, Al Jazeera, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Minnesota Public Radio, The Philadelphia City Paper, Investors Business Daily and impreMedia in Los Angeles, CNN in Atlanta, and BBC News, The Washington Post, and Spain’s biggest news wire EFE from Washington, D.C. Companies throughout the Tri-state region were well-represented.

Digital-only companies also turned out in force, including BuzzFeed, Contently, Huffington Post, Atavist, Brightwire, Narratively, Amazon Kindle Singles, PolicyMic, TechMediaNetwork, Mashable and ProPublica.

Some companies sent five or six recruiters to interview dozens of students by day's end. Some sent multiple units -- Time Inc. brought editors from Sports Illustrated, People, Fortune, and; CNN/CNNMoney/NY1 attended; NBC Universal was represented by recruiters from NBC News, CNBC and Telemundo. The contingent from ABC included producers from ABC News, Univision and Fusion, the joint venture of ABC and Univision. Among the recruiters were dozens of alumni now working at companies including GlobalPost, Environment and Energy, The American Prospect, Moment and OnEarth magazines, Quartz, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and more. The Wall Street Journal, New York Post and Fox News also attended, as did editors and reporters from The New York Times. Other legacy media companies representing dozens of properties across the country included Gannett, Hearst, Digital First Media and Calkins Media.

Nearly all of the companies attended while advertising a range of job opportunities, from freelance assignments to internships and full-time jobs. Employers represented a wide range of subject areas including health and science, business and economics, sports, weather, media, technology and engineering, politics and government, general assignment, metro and community news, arts, culture and entertainment, food, travel and fashion, Jewish issues, international news and more.

Students were initially matched with companies for 20-minute interviews. Throughout the day, however, students also had walkup interviews with recruiters in which they had interest. Almost as soon as the Expo was over, students began to receive invitations for follow-up interviews. 

The Journalism School wishes to thank the companies and newsroom professionals who helped make Career Expo 2014 a success. Once again, the event was the biggest journalism job fair in the country.


 Check out this video of Career Expo 2013 -- it gives you a sense of the event.

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