Career fair

J-School Career Center

Careers in Communications

Organizations around the world need skilled communicators and compelling storytellers. So whether you are interested in multimedia journalism, marketing communications, public relations or advertising, now is a perfect time for a career in the media industry. 

The J-School Career Center assists students with a wide range of career development topics, from beginning an internship search to accepting a first job offer as KU graduate. We work with freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, but we also enjoy visiting with recent graduates transitioning to a new job or career.

The Career Center hosts programs throughout the year. 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 and career fairs

• make the most of internship opportunities and networking

• 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 is connected with organizations nationwide and dedicated alumni who are ready to hire J-School graduates and students. 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. Stop by so we can develop a plan to meet your career goals.

Contact the Career Center

Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F. Appointments preferred; email Steve Rottinghaus. Drop-ins also accepted. Most sessions last 20 to 30 minutes.


Graduate Employment Statistics

of 2020 graduates are in news or strategic communications careers
of graduates had at least one internship while in college