Journalism, Broadcasting, and Digital Media Career Guide

Consider joining the Communication and the Arts Career Community or any other Career Community you are interested in!

Past Internship Sites:

  • The Holland Sentinel
  • Townsquare Media
  • Local Spins
  • Cumulus Broadcasting
  • Fox Sports Radio
  • City of Grand Rapids
  • HealthWest
  • Wood TV 8
  • Michigan Game Night
  • The Black Sheep

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • New Producer– WXYZ-TV Detroit
  • Member Communications Specialist – Haworth
  • Show Editor & Photographer – FOX 17 Grand Rapids
  • Mentorship Program Manager – University of Michigan
  • Money Movement Specialist – TIAA
  • Morning News Anchor – WOOD TV8 Grand Rapids
  • Mortgage Banker– Quicken Loans
  • Sports Reporter – MLive Media Group
  • News Director– Synergy Broadcasting
  • Storyteller/Content Strategist – DDM Marketing & Communication
  • Audio Engineer – Kinnon Entertainment
  • Account Executive – United Wholesale Mortgage
  • Director of Digital Marketing – YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region
  • Residence Life Coordinator – Grand Valley State University
  • Sports Information Director – Hope College
  • Media Relations Consultant – Spectrum Health
  • Associate Professor – Ferris State University
  • Page Designer– The Holland Sentinel
  • Director – Print Lab at Advance Local
  • Senior Digital Marketing Specialist– Priority Health

Spotlights

Sanda Vazgec '17 Spotlight

Sanda Vazgec '17

The friends I made my freshman year are still my friends 10 years later! I met the best people at GVSU and I am so grateful for those connections.

Mary Pritchard '10 Spotlight

Mary Pritchard '10

My best GVSU memories are working at TOP (telephone outreach program) in the basement of the alumni house! I made the greatest group of friends while calling alumni to share updates and news on the university, and I still keep in touch with many of them.

Vicki Zwart '92 Spotlight

Vicki Zwart '92

I was lucky enough to snag a reporting internship my first semester at the University's public radio station. I continued to work there until I graduated, covering stories all over the area.

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • Grand Valley Television
  • Lanthorn
  • WCKS The Whale Student Radio
  • Writers’ Club
  • Organization for Professional Writers
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
  • Toastmasters
  • Stand-Up Comedy Club
  • Subject to Change (Improv Comedy Team)
  • Anchored in Poetry

Study Abroad Programs

"I am grateful to journalism for waking me up to the realities of the world"

-- Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalism, writer, and novelist


Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Ability to quickly connect with people
  • News-gathering and reporting skills
  • Technical skills in photography, video, and digital media
  • Interviewing
  • Time management skills to work on deadline
  • Directing and producing
  • Storytelling
  • Excellent writing skills

Graduate & Professional Programs


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Page last modified July 24, 2023