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First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
What to do with a degree in Journalism
Journalism Web Sites
Graduate School Information


The Journalism Program examines the place of the media in the American-and more broadly speaking, the global-experience. The program offers students a unique, liberal-arts approach to the study of journalism. A diverse faculty of scholars and journalism professionals teach students about the role of the media in domestic and international affairs and train students in the skills necessary for the accomplished practice of journalism. In class and in professional environments, students wrestle with the challenges and responsibilities of communicating the essence of world events and issues in print and broadcast journalism.

First Destination Data

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that Journalism alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Journalism major at Brandeis.

Journalism Alumni

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who minored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a History of Ideas minor at Brandeis.

Year Company Title  Industry
2013 Adecco Social Media Specialist Public Relations
2012 NBCUniversal, Inc. Corporate Social Responsibility Assistant Entertainment
2012 Gatehouse Media, Inc. Reporter Journalism
2012 Worrall Community Newspapers Managing Editor Publishing/ Journalism
2010 Meditech Applications Specialist Information Technology/Computers
2009 Brand Sense Partners Business Development Associate Advertising & Marketing
2009 Common Good Coordinator Non-Profit
2008 Associated Press Interactive Producer Media
2007 Initiative Assistant Buyer, National Broadcase Advertising & Marketing
2007 Warner Brothers Records Marketing Representative Advertising & Marketing
2007 Meltwater Group International Management Sales
2007 Morris Hardwick Schneider Attorney Law


In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills.  The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities.  Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.

What to Do with a Degree in Journalism (.pdf)

Journalism Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources

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Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

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Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills and abilities that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success in the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus.


  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


  • Oral and Written Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written word.
  • Oral and Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing so others will understand.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development

Sample of Possible Occupations

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