SJMC students enjoy a 92 percent job placement rate 6 months after graduation. Part of that success comes from a strong commitment to preparing students for the real world through course work. SJMC students also gain the skills they need to join the workforce through Experiential Learning (studying abroad, internships, research) and Student Organizations.

Job Placement

The school's internship and placement coordinator helps students seeking career guidance and employment opportunities. The school posts notices of professional jobs open to journalism students and graduates and publicizes them on its electronic mailing list. It cooperates with the Pomerantz Career Center in providing career guidance and placement services as well as workshops and programs on job-seeking skills.

For more information on job placement, see the Journalism Job Resources page.

Career Resources for UI Undergraduate Students

The Pomerantz Career Center provides high-quality resources and services to students, alumni, and employers. The site has information designed to help you move through the various stages of the job search process, including the Handshake@UIowa website as well as information on upcoming employer visits, internships, and careers after college.

Schedule an Appointment with a Career Advisorhttps://careers.uiowa.edu/about/schedule-appointment
Attend a Job, Internship, or Career Fairhttps://careers.uiowa.edu/events/career-fair
Finding and Creating Internshipshttps://careers.uiowa.edu/students/finding-internship
Interview Practicehttps://careers.uiowa.edu/students/mock-interviewsinterviewstream
Job Search and Resume Basicshttps://careers.uiowa.edu/resumes
Federal Government Employment Resourceshttps://careers.uiowa.edu/students/federal-government-employment-resources
Post-Graduation Placement Information and Statisticshttps://careers.uiowa.edu/post-graduation-data

Write Your Own Story

SJMC alumni are writing their own stories in diverse ways all over the world. Here is a sampling of some of our graduates' job titles.

Accessibility Development Manager Communications Coordinator Director of Public Relations
Account Associate Communications Program Manager Director of Social Media
Account Executive-Specialty Media Division Community Builder Director of Public Affairs
Account Manager Community Outreach Director Director of Customer Success
Ad Programs Senior Associate Community Relations Specialist E-Media Editor
Administrative Services Coordinator Compliance Auditor Ecommerce Project Manager
Advertising Sales Account Executive Communication Administrator Editor in Chief
Anchor/Producer/Reporter Congressional Reporter Enterprise Account Executive
Arts and Entertainment Reporter Consultant Event Coordinator
Assistant Director of Development Consumer Loan Underwriter Event Marketing Manager
Assistant Editor Consumer Marketing Manager Executive Administrator
Assistant Editor of Presentation Content Coordinator Executive Director
Assistant Magazine Editor Content Production Assistant External Relations Writer
Assistant Publicist Content Writer Feature Writer
Associate Copywriter Coordination Director Features Copy Editor
Associate Cross-Site Editor Coordinator of Communications Graphic Designer
Associate Director of Strategic Accounts Coordinator of Public Relations Health Editor
Associate Producer Copy Editor Internal Communications Account Supervisor
Associate Video Producer Copywriter Investigative Reporter
Asst. Director of Membership and Marketing Copywriter & Social Media Tech Manager of Community Networks
Athletic Communicator Corporate Communications Writer Marketing Analyst
Attorney Compliance Liaison Corporate Journalist Marketing and Event Communications
Bid Reporter Corporate Recruiter Media Consultant
Blogger Corporate Relations Manager Media Coordinator
Book Editor Creative Coordinator Morning Anchor
Brand Arsonist Creative Media Specialist Olympics Editor
Brand Logistics Expert Creative Writer Online Journalist
Brand Marketing Consultant Customer Service Representative Paralegal
Business Communications Writer Delivery Consultant Photojournalist
Business Development Manager Deputy Director of Multimedia Play-by-Play Broadcaster
Business Performance Advisor Design Editor PR and Marketing Account Executive
Buyer/Product Development Associate Designer President, CEO
Capital Campaign Chair Development & Communication Coordinator Producer
CEO Development Director Public Relations Manager
Chief Community Officer Digital Communications Team Publisher
Chief Digital Officer Digital Marketer Reporter
Chief Experience Officer Digital Marketing Analyst Senior Analyst
Chief Fundraising Adviser Digital Marketing Communications Social Media Manager
Chief Social Media Officer Digital Sports Editor Sports Producer
Client Service Representative Digital Strategist State Senator
Columnist Director of Alumni Relations Talk Show Producer
Communication and Development Director Director of Client Development Technical Writer
Communication and External Relations Director of Client Relationship Videographer
Communication Director Director of Corporate Communications VP Sales Strategy and Communications
Communications and Outreach Director Director of Development Website Coordinator
Communications and Marketing Coordinator Director of Global Public Relations Writer & PR Specialist
Communications and Public Relations Manager Director of Marketing