What Can I Do With a Major In Journalism?

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Explore this Major

Learn more about the journalism major. 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. You can also see CLA specific examples of alumni careers below. 

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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 to expand each gray box below for opportunities pursued by alumni in this major! 

Communications & Media

Note: *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required

Internships

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

  • MA in Strategic Communication, University of Minnesota
Business

Note: *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required

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’Lakes
  • External Communications Specialist, Best Buy

Graduate Programs

  • MBA, University of Minnesota
Education

Note: *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required

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

Note: *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required

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

Note: *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required

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

Note: *Asterisks denote that further education and/or training is often required

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

 

The College of Liberal Arts Career Services and the University of Minnesota has no control or responsibility for the: (a) quality or safety of any experiential learning opportunity/position descriptions or (b) the application, hiring practices, or EEO/AA status of any of the organizations listed here. We encourage students to use precaution when applying to, interviewing at, or participating in volunteer, internship, job, or research programs outside of the University. These opportunities are not affiliated with the University of Minnesota and have not been fully vetted.