Multimedia Journalism 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


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.

Judi Majnun Miller - Lindsey '78 Spotlight

Judi Majnun Miller - Lindsey '78

I discovered the love of photography even more deeply at college and had the opportunity to use the large format camera and learn black & white as well as color development of negatives and prints.

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.

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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 December 12, 2022