Where Students Landed

In 2018, our students joined 103 media organizations at the time of graduation.  

Nearly 73 percent (199 out of 274 students) who graduated from the Master of Science and Master of Arts (excluding Knight-Bagehot Fellows) went into internships, full-time and part-time jobs, continued in another academic degree program, freelanced or launched a media company within three weeks of graduation.  This statistic is unchanged from 2017 and falls within the 71-75 percent range we’ve observed since 2011. The number of students finding employment rises with each passing week of summer.
 
Most of our international students are legally permitted to work for one year in the U.S. after graduation if they apply for an Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa. International M.S. students in our three-semester data concentration and our dual degree computer science program qualify for longer-term STEM visas.
 
Our international students are competitive in the U.S. job market for short-term internships and positions while on OPT but will find the landscape very challenging. Longer-term work authorization (also known as sponsorship) is rarely granted, so international students should expect to return to their home countries at the conclusion of their OPT year. Once back home, our international graduates typically find that their Columbia degree has made them highly marketable.
 

The Class of 2018 landed at these companies after graduation:

ABC News

AFP (Agence France Presse)

Arctic Today

Atlantic

Atlas Obscura

Axios

Barrons

BBC

Bloomberg

Boynton Films

Brightwire

Business Insider

Buyouts Insider

CannabisWire

CBS 2 Iowa

CBS News

Clarin

CNBC

CNET

CNN

CoinDesk

Colorlines

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

Columbia Journalism Review

Columbus Dispatch

Conde Nast

CSW/NY

CTV

Defense News

Detroit Free Press

Divided Films

Fairfax Media

Fatherly

FCB Health

Financial Planning Magazine

Forbes

Forbes

Fox Sports

Frontline

Gimlet Media

Globo TV

Grin

Group Podcast

Guatemalan Embassy

Hechinger Report

Helsingin Sanomat

i24News

Inverse

Mass Appeal

McClatchy

Miami New Times

Mic

Modern Wall Street

Mother Jones

MSNBC

Ñan magazine

Nation Media Group

NBC

New York Post

New York Review of Books

Newsday

NowThisNews

NPR

NPR - Marketplace

NPR - Planet Money

Oath

Particle 6 Productions

Patch

Philadelphia Media Network

Phoenix Network(Hong Kong)

Phoenix New Times

Portland Business Journal

Quant Media

Quartz

Questex Media

Radio24syv

Real Deal

Reuters

Reuters Institute at Oxford University 

Rhode Island Public Radio

South China Morning Post

Splinter

Sports Illustrated

Telemundo Network

The Associated Press

The Bellingham Herald

The Center for Public Integrity

The Conversation

The Daily Dot

The Global Poverty Project

The Intercept

The Marshall Project

The Miami Herald

The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald

The New York Times

The Trace

The Wall Street Journal

The Washington Post

USA Today

Viacom

VICE

WBOC-TV

WCBS

WCIA-TV

Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism