To Do List for a College Journalist

I recently became a member of both the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) as well as the STL Press Club.  As a member to these journalist organizations, I recieve weekly news updates, newsletters, information about scholarships and internships and tips on how to better myself as a journalist.  I highly recommend any person interested in making a career in the media to join SPJ and any local press club within their home town.  They are amazingly helpful tools that you should take advantage of.

I was going through some of my old emails from SPJ tonight and came across a blog that posted a list of things college journalists should do before you graduate.  As a college journalist, I can say it is really overwhelming to think about how I’m going to make it out in the world once I graduate.  People continuously tell me things that are good to do to ensure a job, and much of that advice is on this list.  It’s a lot easier to manage when it’s all collected in one cohesive list for you though.  It’s a nice to-do list, so I recommend printing it off and crossing out things when you’ve successfully completed them.

Hope this helps!

Haley L.

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