Students met with intern recruiters from various media companies at the School of Journalism’s first Fall Internship Fair.
Over 70 students attended the first The Journalism School’s Fall Internship Fair on Thursday, Oct. 11.
The fair was a great opportunity for students, who met with internship coordinators from various media companies to discuss their internship programs.
Representatives of nine employers attended the fair and the response from the employers was overwhelmingly positive.
“The fair was great!” one recruiter wrote in an email after the fair. “The students were excited about journalism, had résuméa and were prepared to talk about why they want to be journalists.”
Another posted on Facebook, “Enjoyed the afternoon at the Stony Brook University School of Journalism internship fair today! Met some engaging young journalists and scouted some great prospects for next spring and summer!”
Several students thanked Internship Coordinator Barbara Selvin for organizing the fair, giving them a chance to practice their interview skills and introducing them to recruiters from a wide range of news organizations.
The SOJ’s next internship fair will be held in April.
The recruiters who attended the event were:
Gersh Kuntzman, New York Daily News
Mary Ann Skinner, Newsday
Carl Corry, Newsday.com
Ann Bernzweig , News12
Rachel Shapiro, TBR Newspapers
Denise Civiletti, Riverhead Local
Michael Samuels, Long Island Business News
Henry Powderly, Patch.com
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