USA Today, Thomson Reuters Join College's Internship Fair

CAREER FAIR 2013 WAS A GREAT SUCCESS! THANK YOU TO ALL THE RECRUITERS, STUDENTS, FACULTY AND OTHERS WHO TURNED OUT. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 2014 FAIR: MONDAY, OCT. 20!

2014 Career Fair Registration

Media recruiters are asked to register by Oct. 16, 2014, to secure a table in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union. Organizations may fax or mail in the downloadable registration form below. You can pay by check or American Express. If using the electronic registration form, you may pay with Visa or Mastercard.


The 2013 fair attracted dozens of recruiters and media professionals, along with hundreds of journalism students, who used this as a vehicle for landing spring and summer internships.

The annual fair is only open to current Merrill College of Journalism students, journalism college faculty and alumni.

The following media organizations sent recruiters: USA TodayThomson Reuters news service, McClatchy-Tribune Information Services, NBC TV, WUSA9 TV, WJZ TV, WTOP Radio, The Baltimore Sun, The CapitalThe Institute on Political Journalism, WNEW Radio, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Atlantic Media.

A representative from the university's Career Center was on hand to offer advice and resume tips.

In addition, college alumni led panels on careers in sports journalism and in multiplatform journalism. Students tweeted advice from the fair using the hashtag #UMDfair .

Sports panelists in 2013 were: Daniel Baker (‘12), Producer, Sirius XM Radio; Kaitlyn Carr (‘11), Assistant Editor, PressBox; Brian Kapur (‘11), Sports Editor, The Current Newspapers; Michael Katz (‘10), Social Media Editor, USA Today Sports; Travis Mewhirter (‘12), Sports Writer, The Gazette; Matthew Perison (‘13), Social Media Coordinator, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic; and Ethan Rothstein (‘11), Reporter, Local News Now; Contributor, SB Nation.

Another 2013 panel featured multiplatform and broadcast graduates: Jaclyn Borowski (‘11), Photographer, Baltimore Business Journal; Briana Boyington (‘11), Web Producer, U.S. News & World Report; Jamie Forzato (‘12), Reporter/Editor, WTOP Radio; and Robyne McCullough (‘11), Producer, WBAL-TV.

For the first time, the 2013 fair added a panel specifically for master's students, which featured Raymund Flandez (‘04), Reporter, The Chronicle of Philanthropy; Eric Kelderman (MA ‘01), Staff Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education; Bobby McMahon (MA ‘09), Associate Editor, Inside Washington Publishers; and Aleksandra Robinson (MA ’09), Copy Editor, CQ Roll Call.