Undergraduate

Career Paths: Journalism

All liberal arts degrees help CLA students develop their Core Career Competencies, and journalism majors develop specific skills that are applicable to lots of different careers. These skills include strong written and verbal communication skills, research and information-gathering abilities, the ability to assess and present in different media, and comfort with deadline pressures.
    
Students who take the SuperStrong Interest Inventory receive a three-letter interest code, which identifies their top three areas of interest, work activities, potential skills, and personal values. The interest code "ASE" is often associated with this major, however, the SuperStrong assessment can help you understand how your interests connect to a variety of majors and career options. You can learn more about common employer types and occupations associated with this major below. 

Internship & Job Search Websites

Handshake
Journalism Jobs
TV Jobs

Student Groups

AdClub
NSAC - National Student Advertising Competition
PRSSA - Public Relations Student Society of America
Society of Professional Journalists (UMNSPJ)
The Wake
Minnesota Daily
Radio K
Studio U

Professional Organizations

Society for Professional Journalists
National Association of Broadcasters
Asian American Journalists Association (Minnesota Chapter)
National Association of Black Journalists
American Society of Journalists and Authors
Minnesota Newspaper Association
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Radio Television Digital News Association

Alumni Career Examples

Below is a small sampling of what alumni with this major have pursued, organized by the most common career fields they go into (although keep in mind that there are alumni in all eight of the career fields). You can also utilize the LinkedIn's Alumni Tool and the Maroon and Gold Network to further explore alumni career pathways and connect directly with professionals.
    
Click on the plus sign (+) to expand each box below for opportunities pursued by alumni in this major! 
Note: *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required

Communication & Media

Internships
 - Programming Intern, BET
 - Reporter, The Minnesota Daily
 - Sports Intern, KSTP
 - News Intern, WCCO
 - News Intern, KTTC-TV
 - Intern Reporter, St. Paul Pioneer Press
 - Editorial Intern, Tiger Oak Media
 - News Intern, Kare 11
 - Publishing Intern, Greenspring Media
 - Communications Intern, Fox Sports North
 - Intern, The Riveter Magazine

Entry-Level
 - K-12 Education Reporter, Duluth News Tribune
 - General Assignment Reporter, KEYC News 12 - Mankato
 - Host & Reporter, Minnesota Vikings Football, LLC

Experienced
 - Editor, FenderBender Magazine
 - Sports Anchor, CBS - Duluth
 - Features & Arts Editor, St. Paul Pioneer Press
 - Political Reporter, MPR News
 - Reporter, Star Tribune
 - Staff Reporter, MinnPost
 - Morning News Anchor, WZTV Fox 17
 - Radio Reporter, Coast Alaska
 - Reporter, WCCO TV
 - Aviation Reporter, Dallas Morning News
 - Multimedia News Reporter, KARE 11
 - Senior Editor, Touchpoint Media

Graduate Programs
 - Professional MA in Strategic Communication, University of Minnesota

Business

Internships
 - Operations Intern, National American Hockey League
 - Corporate Communications Intern, U.S. Bank

Entry-Level
 - Associate Producer, LEVEL Studios
 - Events Team Member, iHeartMedia

Experienced
 - Senior Communications Manager, Land O‚ÄôLakes
 - External Communications Specialist, Best Buy

Graduate Programs
 - MBA, University of Minnesota

Education

Internships
 - Peer Advisor, CLA Student Services, University of Minnesota
 - Communications & Engagement Intern, Housing & Residential Life

Entry-Level
 - Student Services Specialist, University of Minnesota

Experienced
 - Communications Manager, Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Arts

Internships
 - Photographer, The Wake Student Magazine
 - Video Marketing Intern, Denamico
- Communications Intern, Edina Historical Society

Entry-Level & Experienced
- Freelance Photographer, Star Tribune
- Latino Community Liaison, Mixed Blood Theatre

Graduate Programs
 - MFA, University of Minnesota

Government & Law

Internships
 - Constituent Services intern, Office of Mayor Christopher B. Coleman

Entry-Level
 - Reporter, Politics in Minnesota

Experienced
 - Communications Coordinator, MN Department of Health
 - Associate Attorney*, Nilan Johnson Lewis
 

Tech

Entry-Level
 - Web Developer*, The Wall Street Journal
 - Associate Software Engineer*, Olson
 - Digital producer, BringMeTheNews

Experienced
 - Associate UX Designer*, Accruent
 - Senior User Experience Designer*, Matchpoint NY