General Information:

  • Internships are crucial in obtaining experience, building relationships and reality testing career choices.
  • Begin cultivating creative talents as soon as possible. Develop a portfolio of creative materials related to career goals.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, interpersonal skills, team work, integrity, good judgment and intelligence.
  • Experience with campus publications is a must.
  • Develop excellent writing and grammar skills.
  • Choose the most writing intensive coursework possible.
  • Read extensively in areas of interest.
  • Be prepared to begin a journalism career in a small market, performing entry-level tasks before moving to larger markets and positions with more creative freedom and responsibility.

Prepared by the Career Planning staff of Career Services at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2005) UTK is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA /ADEA Employer.

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