When people hear you’re majoring in Journalism, you usually get one of three reactions. The most common is doubt. They’ll say, “Do you really think you’ll make any money doing that?” Another is surprise. They’ll tell you how “unique” your choice is. Finally, there is well-intended guidance that comes off sounding condescending. They’ll tell you… Continue reading The Power of a Journalism Degree
For all the young people out there ready to jump ship on the journalism industry and try and switch their careers… There’s more opportunity out there than ever before, and the best part about it is, you get to be your own boss. I mean, that’s the dream, isn’t it? You pick where you work,… Continue reading Who Could Be A Better Boss Than You?
For me, the hardest part of getting ready to transition from being a student to being a professional was finding those individuals in my field who could serve as mentors or contacts. While some were brought into my life via classroom visitors or other methods, I had really struggled to make meaningful connections with people… Continue reading Building a Network is Easier than it Seems
This week we had two guest speakers: John Hill, an MSU graduate who didn’t end up in journalism, exactly; and Julianne Pepitone, a journalist who went from working at CNNMoney, to NBC, to being her own boss as a very entrepreneurial freelancer. I know that I don’t want to end up working in journalism, so… Continue reading First Hand: Talking to entrepreneurial journalists