J Students: We are here to help!

Category: Cherry on Top

Are you a Journalism student in need of assistance during your journey in the J School? Do you need help looking for jobs and/or internships? Meet Brianna Chatmon and Olivia Jacobson, our Journalism Career Services team, who are here to help!

Brianna Chatmon
Masters Student, Library & Information Science
BA in General Studies and Humanities, University of Kansas

Hailing from the Kansas City is first year graduate student Brianna Chatmon. She is obtaining her Masters in Library and Information Science and will proceed on to secure her Juris Doctorate. Brianna’s goal is to become an Administrative patent judge while concurrently running nationwide literacy “yes, and skills programs in historical marginalized communities.

What do you have to offer Journalism students?

“Students can come in with any question and we’ll do our best to help you in any way that we can. Students can make appointments via MU Connect on Tuesdays and Thursdays or come in between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Walk-In Wednesdays. We are located in the advising suite in 76E Gannett Hall.

Do you ever make presentations on career topics?

“Yes, we collaborate with student organizations to address career topics such as resume writing, LinkedIn networking, interviewing skills, and more. Student orgs can make a request for a presentation by emailing career@missouri.edu.”

 

What is your best advice for underclassmen in the journalism field?

“I know you kind of get an information overload, but do your best our best and read everything carefully because you never know when there’s going to be an opportunity presented that could be really beneficial to you or something that could interest you. Otherwise, I say as far as looking for jobs and preparing for your search, internship search, start early, do it often, it’s never too soon to start thinking about that.”

Olivia Jacobson
Senior, Documentary Journalism

Originally from Rockford, Illinois, Olivia is currently a senior in the J-School studying Documentary Journalism. She is also enrolled in the accelerated master’s program studying Strategic Communication. Olivia’s dream job is to start her own company that helps business build their visual brand!

As an incoming journalism student, why should I be interested in the Journalism Career Services?

“It’s nice to have some one-on-one feedback about cover letters, resumes, internship and job search documents, and portfolios. There’s lots of career information out there so a private consultation can really help students feel like they are on the right track!”

What is your best advice for underclassmen in the journalism field?

“Make 3 lists: top 10 companies you want to work for, mid-tier companies you want to work for, and ‘I could work here’ companies you wouldn’t mind working for. Start looking for jobs/internships early. Keep up the momentum – look for opportunities all throughout the school year.”