A major in journalism, strategic communication or mass communication prepares you for a wide range of careers in the industry. It not only gives you a broad range of understanding, but also the hands-on skills needed when starting your career. Whether you want to be a reporter, a media planner, a graduate student or anything in between, the staff and faculty in the Hubbard School can help you plan your future.
In Person and Virtual Drop-in Hours Available
In-person drop-in hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in 411 Bruininks Hall. No appointment needed.
Virtual drop-in hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. A career counselor or peer advisor will connect with you in the virtual zoom space, so simply go to the link and wait for someone to greet you.
Students (and alumni who graduated a year ago or less) can schedule a 30-minute in-person, phone, or online appointment with a career counselor.
Questions, concerns, accommodations needed? Call: 612-624-7577 or email [email protected]
Drop in for help with:
Resume/cover letter review
Job & Internship search help using Handshake
Resource room and career exploration guidance
And more! Drop-ins are a great place to start for any career questions!
Drop-ins are typically 10-15 minutes.
About Career Services
Career Services provides advisors to answer any of your career questions and help you plan for your future. You can make one-on-one appointments with them or stop by drop-in hours in 411 Bruininks Hall or virtually. Here's what Career Services can do for you:
Why should journalism students use Career Services? There is a lot of anxiety throughout college surrounding career - how do you get experience? What is the right kind of experience? What can you do now to make sure you'll find a job after college? How do you figure out what job you even want? Coming to a career counselor appointment, going to Career Services events or workshops, and using the many online and print resources (including your Career Readiness Guidebook) will ease that anxiety and prepare for your next steps, whatever they may be.
When should I think about visiting you in Career Services? Career counselors are happy to meet with students at any point in their college career, and up to one year after graduation. The earlier you visit, the better - it's never too early, and it's also never too late to get started on the career development process.You may visit drop-ins, see a counselor in a class or student group, come to a workshop, and come to 1-2 individual appointments per year.
What can I expect from an appointment? Your appointment time is completely customized to what you need. If you aren't sure what you need, the counselor will probably ask you a lot of questions, and you'll have a conversation about how you can best move forward toward a career. Ultimately, the main thing to expect from an appointment is that you'll have some concrete steps to take after the appointment is over that will help you toward your next step, whether that's developing a cover letter, applying for an internship, being successful in an interview for a job, or learning how to network with professionals.
What other career resources should I know about? There are so many career resources out there, it can get overwhelming. In Career Services, they do have a great website that is likely to answer a number of your questions about applying and interviewing for jobs. There is a specific section with advice on entering the Advertising, Public Relations, Communications & Journalism Career Field. Your Career Readiness Guidebook is filled with information - including resume and cover letter examples, specific questions to ask professionals in informational interviews, how to prepare for job interviews, and more. Handshake is also very important to find internships and entry-level positions - if you aren't finding jobs on there, you may not be searching effectively. You should also read your Murphy Weekly email. Your advisors do an amazing job of curating specific jobs and internships that are targeted for you.
Beyond CLA's resources, LinkedIn is a great tool to explore careers and connect with professionals. The Alumni Tool is a favorite way for students to learn about the type of careers Hubbard School alumni tend to go into, and how their career paths look - you'll start to see that there is a lot of variety, and no one "best" path to get to a certain career.