What Can I Do With A Major In Journalism?
is the gathering, analyzing, and disseminating of socially relevant information
in a consistent, transparent, and honest way. Journalists deal with events at
the local, provincial, national and international levels and gather information
through interviewing, investigation and observation; the results of which are
turned into a fair and balanced story for publication or broadcast. As tellers
of true stories, journalists play a key role in our society.
magazines, television, radio, cable television, the news agencies and wire
services, publishing, and public information services, are but a few of the
many areas in which these graduates will find career opportunities.
Visit CCSU’s Journalism Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
TV News Anchor
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
American Copy Editors Society
American Journalism Review
American Society of Magazine
American Society of Media Photographers
American Society of Newspaper Editors
Association of American
Investigative Reporters and Editors
Magazine Publishers of America
Media Bistro.com: Career and Community for
National Association of Hispanic
National Newspaper Association
National Newspaper Publishers Association
National Press Club
Press Photographers Association - Careers in Photojournalism
Native American Journalist
Newspaper Association of America
Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence
Society for Technical Communication
Society of Professional Journalists
TV Jobs.com: Broadcast Employment Services
Internships, Co-ops and Employment
Communication majors may find
experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your
skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op
placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate
for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and
job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for communication majors.
This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation
and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings,
please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and
co-op database, on the CACE website here.
Cigna - Proposal Writer
Connecticut Lottery Corporation - Communications/Journalism Internship
Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity - Virtual Internship Program
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center - Public Relations/Marketing Internship
Hispanic Recruitment Services - Writing/Communications Internship
Mintz & Hoke Communications Group - Public Relations Internship
Porter & Chester Institute - Journalism Internship
Simsbury Community Television, Inc - Writer
Waterford Speedbowl - Communications/Marketing Internship
WRNN-TV - News Internship, Operations/Production Internship, Traffic Internship