Welcome to the Mayborn School of Journalism Career Community!
Did you know that the number of communication jobs is expected to grow at a faster rate than the overall economy in the future? That means you have made a great career choice to be a part of this information-seeking, skilled writing and technologically-savvy group of industries the Mayborn School serves. Remember, we require at least one professional internship as part of your degree. Therefore, the Career Center can help connect you to internships and jobs whether your concentration is Advertising, Broadcasting, Print & Digital Journalism, Photojournalism or Public Relations.
Here at the Mayborn School of Journalism in UNT’s College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, we say that “your story starts here.” Every organization, nonprofit or business needs someone to help tell their stories – and our students and graduates tell those stories creatively across many platforms. The UNT Career Center is an important chapter in your story. The center connects students to industry and professional environments, with inroads into the fifth largest media market in the country, Dallas-Fort Worth. Take advantage of all the Career Center has to offer!
Andrea Miller, PhD, Dean
Services Offered by the Career Center
We encourage you to explore the resources and services the Career Center has to offer, attend an upcoming career event, and schedule an appointment with your Career Coach.
DISCOVER YOUR PATH
As you begin considering options for your future career, the career assessment tools and other resources presented here are designed to help you:
- Identify your interests, values, personality, and skills.
- Understand how your unique set of attributes can impact your success and satisfaction in various career options and work environments.
- Differentiate yourself from others by developing your personal brand statement.
- Recognize the competencies and skills employers seek when hiring employees.
IDENTIFY YOUR SKILLS & INTERESTS || BE CAREER READY
EXPLORE MAJORS AND CAREERS
If you’re in the process of choosing a major or want to confirm you’re in the right major, it’s important to understand the relationship between the many majors available at UNT and the vast career opportunities that exist. In addition, you can gain valuable knowledge and experience in a potential career field by participating in job shadowing programs, completing an internship and connecting with career professionals.
EXPLORE MAJORS || EXPLORE CAREERS
Employers value students with real-world work experience, and research shows that students who complete an internship or other type of experience receive a greater number of job offers and a higher starting salary when they graduate. Multiple opportunities exist for gaining real-world experience and adding valuable skills to your resume while completing your degree.
INTERNSHIPS || OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPERIENCE
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
In order to launch a successful job search and achieve your goals, there are several steps you must take in advance. The resources and tools presented here will help you create a strong resume, prepare to interview, and develop a strategy to connect with employers. In addition, be sure to meet with your Career Coach for major-specific advice. Your Career Coach can review your resume and provide suggestions, help you develop effective responses to common interview questions, and assist you with personalizing your networking and job search strategy.
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES || CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS
RESUME & OTHER CORRESPONDENCE || INTERVIEW PREP
VIRTUAL CAREER SERVICES
All UNT students and alumni have access to virtual services and opportunities through the Career Center to assist in achieving their career goals. Check out our Virtual Career Center Services for Students!