Getting your B.A. or B.S. from the UW–Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication is only one part of the employment puzzle. Statistically, students who complete one or more internships during the course of their college career are more likely to find employment in their chosen field after graduation.
We encourage students to seek internships early and often, and many do, even before they are accepted to the school. Unlike other J-Schools that are more skills-focused, most of our students only end up taking a total of 14 credits of skills-based learning. Thus, hands-on job knowledge and information often comes from student internships.
The good news is that all of your hard work as an intern will pay off when you hit the job market and look for your first “real” job post-graduation. Our students do extremely well on the job market, and most, who are not going on to graduate school or other opportunities, find employment in their chosen area within six months of graduation.
We offer a wide range of services for our current and graduating students, but if you’ve already graduated, don’t despair! We’re always happy to talk to alums about their job searches, resumes and other career-related needs.
Among the services we offer are:
- Resume and cover letter review
- Internship listings
- Job listings (from entry-level to advanced)
- Dedicated internship programs
- Recruiting visits
- Mock interviews
- Alumni contact lists
- Career events and networking opportunities
Please browse our offerings and don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to take advantage of our services.