At AJO, you’ll learn the skills you need to do the work of a journalist — and we’ll help you turn those skills into a career. Whether you’re looking for a staff job or to build a freelance career, AJO’s dedicated career services department is here to help.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
The world of journalism is always changing. We help you find your niche and work toward your career goals.
Resume and Cover Letters
A great resume and cover letter can make all the difference. We help you polish and edit until they’re ready.
Pitching a Story
Got an idea or a draft but aren’t sure where to send it? We help you hone your angle, find the right editor, and make the best case for your work. Check out this Getting Published page to get started.
Every week, you’ll get an email filled with available jobs, internships, and fellowships. Our students have landed jobs at places like Jezebel, CBS, NBC, Insider, Vox and beyond.
Build Your Personal Brand
As you continue to add to your professionally published portfolio, we use AJO’s social media channels, internal communication systems, and personal connections to trumpet your successes and potential.
Our students have published work in the New York Times, Scientific American, Variety, The Guardian and many more. Read work by current students and profiles of our alumni.
About Your Career Advisor:
Julia Dahl has worked all over the media landscape, from entertainment and women’s magazines, to tabloids, to non-profit news, to a legacy network, to freelancing. She is even the author of a trilogy of novels about a reporter! Julia is passionate about mentoring students and helping them achieve their dreams.