Career Services

Skyler Reid

What we offer our students

summer Internship

Our students graduate with on-the-job experience thanks to our required summer internship. The school forms exclusive partnerships with media organizations and works to guarantee compensation for every student.

Career coaching

We work with you one-on-one to develop a personalized career strategy based on your individual interests, experience and goals. Our career coaches help with resumes, cover letters, online portfolios and interview preparation while serving as a resource to help find a summer internship and, later, a job. We also provide coaching in groups via career educational workshops, job search groups, and career chats with student clubs and other cohorts. Request an appointment with a career coach via Handshake.

Career Development Programs

Students are regularly introduced to working journalists from leading media organizations through information sessions, workshops, practice interview sessions, and virtual and on-campus recruiting. Students, register here for upcoming events via Handhake.

Career FAIRS

Trained to listen to diverse voices, build relationships with underrepresented communities, and cover their stories with cultural sensitivity, our students and alumni are uniquely qualified to help steer the future of American newsrooms. Our annual Fall Career Fair is our premier recruiting event, where you can connect with media organizations for internships, fellowships, jobs and freelance opportunities. Registration for the fall 2022 career fair is now closed.

Recruiters from 58 news organizations attended our Virtual Career Fair in the Fall of 2022. Employers connected with students and alumni in more than 750 1:1 sessions and 48 group sessions. Attendees ranged from legacy media to non-profit news startups.


Career Services has developed and compiled a range of resources for students, including guidance on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, networking, job search, and negotiation. Students, check out the Handshake Resources Library for information on various career matters.

LinkedIn Learning is an educational platform that offers video courses to teach resume writing, interview and career networking skills. It’s a wonderful resource for members of the Newmark J-School community, and it’s completely free. Click here to log in using your Newmark J-School Google account.


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Help in Recruiting

Career Fair in October. Our premiere recruiting event features more than 60 national and local media organizations.
Information Sessions. Schedule a lunchtime information session about your company.
Workshops: Get to know our students by guest-facilitating a career presentation and offering the employer perspective on topics such as interviewing, networking, navigating a career fair, and breaking into the industry.

A Place to Post Openings

Reach current students and alumni by posting internships, full-time, part-time and freelance journalism opportunities on Handshake, our free recruiting platform. If you are not yet on Handshake, please take a moment to create an account here and request to connect with the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Exclusive Partnerships

Every year students have the opportunity to apply for a range of exclusive summer internships and paid postgraduate fellowships.

Contact Us

Do you have a question about the Career Services office? If so, please contact us at

Adia Tucker, Career Services Adia Tucker
Director of Career Services

Yolanda Rodriguez Yolanda Rodriguez
Associate Director of Career Services