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The Reed College of Media and College of Creative Arts will merge to form the new WVU College of Creative Arts and Media as of July 1, 2024. Get details.

Careers and Opportunities

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We want to make sure students are prepared for today’s digital media marketplace, and the best way to do that is through internships and other real-world learning experiences.

The WVU Reed College of Media's student services team offers career and internship resources based on a student's unique skills and interests. We also have a diverse and expanding group of passionate alumni, journalism and communications professionals who are friends and mentors, and generous benefactors who want to ensure you get the internships and professional experiences that lead to a dream career. You'll have lots of opportunities to network and meet the perfect professional mentors.

Ask your advisor about the myriad career support options and look out for the weekly "Opportunity Alert" emails. Not a WVU Media College student yet? Reach out to Timmy Eads at to learn more.

Get Your Dream Job

Media professionals work in a variety of industries all over the world (news, sports, entertainment, government, healthcare, non-profit, environmental, etc). In the WVU Reed College of Media, you'll gain the knowledge, skills and experience to land the job that aligns with your unique interests.

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Career and Internship Resources

WVU Handshake

Handshake is more than just a job posting site—it’s a career services management tool designed just for WVU students and alumni.

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College of Media eNews

The College sends a weekly update to students’ MIX email address highlighting specific College of Media announcements as well as new job and internship postings that are media related. Often these postings come directly to us from alumni and professionals in the field seeking our students.

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Mentorship Program

The College’s Professional Mentorship Program matches seniors with industry leaders from the School’s network of alumni and friends. Professional mentors provide guidance, coaching and support for students in journalism and advertising/public relations as they prepare to enter the workforce. The application period opens each fall, and the program continues through the end of the academic year.

Apply for the Mentorship Program

Alumni Network

All College of Media students are encouraged to join the College’s professional and alumni network on LinkedIn. The group includes hundreds of Mountaineers in journalism, advertising, public relations and other media-related fields who are willing to lend a helping hand, answer questions and share advice. Oftentimes, jobs and internship opportunities can be found here as well.

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College of Media students have interned with local and national news outlets and worldwide advertising and PR agencies ... and you can, too!

  • ABC “Good Morning America”
  • The Associated Press
  • DDB Worldwide
  • PBS
  • NBC News, London
  • CNN Washington
  • ESPN
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Walt Disney World
  • E! Entertainment Television
  • Ketchum Inc.
  • GolinHarris
  • Porter Novelli
  • CBS Radio
  • AT&T Sports Net
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Fox News Channel
  • MTV
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • BBDO