Careers and Internships
JMC graduates work across the nation and across the globe. Whether anchoring the news for CNN, leading client development for one of the largest global communication firms, or directing compelling videos seen by millions for Vox Media, our graduates are communication industry leaders. They work in TV studios and movie sets. In newsrooms and boardrooms. On red carpets and runways. For multinational corporations and nonprofit agencies. In sports arenas and sports marketing agencies. In the White House Press Corps and the halls of Congress.
Kent State University’s students are ready to work because they gain real-life experience through high-impact, high-caliber internships. Our close proximity to Cleveland, Akron and Pittsburgh allows our students access to metropolitan news and media operations, corporations and nonprofit organizations. Our students also intern well beyond Ohio, in major media markets like Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and New York.
All JMC students complete a professional internship as a graduation requirement. Internships play a key role in the education of each student in JMC. We believe - and hundreds of students affirm - that a professionally supervised internship in your chosen field of study is essential to your academic and professional development.
Careers and Resources
The College of Communication and Information offers career resources to JMC students in the form of an exclusive communication and media job and internship fair, held on campus each spring. CareerExpo brings 50+ employers to campus, and students have the opportunity to meet with them and potentially interview for open jobs and internships.
What kind of job can you get with a degree in journalism and mass communication? The hands-on and professional focus of our majors prepares students to excel in fields of expected growth, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projections. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment in media and communication will grow 6 percent through 2026, due to the demand for creating, editing, translating and disseminating information through a variety of platforms. Notable areas of growth include technology, information sciences, digital media and global communication.