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Journalism Career Center

Welcome to the J-School Career Center.

It is a perfect time to pursue a career in journalism, whether you are on the news and information track or strategic communication track. Every organization across the country is interested in hiring compelling storytellers and communicators.

The J-School Career Center is committed to assist you on a wide range of career development topics. If you are just beginning an internship search or preparing to accept that first job offer as KU graduate, we can develop a plan suited for you. The center is in contact nationwide with organizations and dedicated alumni who are ready to hire Jayhawk Journalists.

Our services will help you:

• compile a dynamic resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile
• find a worthwhile internship, paid or for class credit (read the J-School Internship Policy)
• prepare for interviews
• arrange interviews with on-campus recruiter
• connect with the J-School alumni network and find a mentor
• develop a professional online presence
• identify a job that’s well suited for you

The center hosts programs throughout the year to assist students. Popular topics are the following: beginning an internship and job search; making the most of internship opportunities; preparing for a career fair; proper interview tips; and networking.

The J-School Career Center is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Appointments are preferred by emailing the coordinator at steve_rottinghaus@ku.edu.  Drop-ins are also accepted. Most sessions last 20 to 30 minutes.

Set up your appointment today. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are welcome. We also enjoy visiting with recent graduates transitioning to a new job or career. Whether you are looking for a part-time job, internship or full-time employment after graduation, the J-School Career Center wants to help you succeed!


Steve Rottinghaus
J-School Career and Outreach Coordinator
Stauffer-Flint Hall, room 117D


Jobs and internships: We work with many employers who are looking to hire J-School students, and we post their opportunities on our website. Search our job and internship listings.

Services for employers: Employers can list internship and job openings free of charge on our website. Please send a brief job description, including a contact person's name, to steve_rottinghaus@ku.edu

Newsletter: The Career and Outreach Center publishes a newsletter with advice and tips for job searches, resumes and interviews.

Journalism Career Fair: KU School of Journalism graduates are highly valued and sought after in a wide range of industries across the country. The best way to meet these outstanding candidates is at the Journalism Career Fair, which is held each spring and fall. If your company would like to participate in the next career fair, or you would like information about hiring our talented graduates, email Steve Rottinghaus at steve_rottinghaus@ku.edu.

KU CareerConnections: Students should check out CareerConnections, a helpful university job and internship listing site.

School of Journalism openings: Search the positions currently open within the School of Journalism.

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Search a national listing of media jobs at this Poynter jobs website.

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