Where Students Landed

In 2016, our students joined 111 media organizations after graduation.  

Seventy-two percent of the 2016 M.A. and M.S. class (excluding the 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. These statistics have stayed stable for the last several years, and the number of students finding employment rises with each passing week of summer.

 

Most of our international students are able to work for one year in the U.S. after graduation if they apply for an Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa. Students in our dual degree computer science program qualify for longer-term 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 challenging. Longer-term work authorization (also known as sponsorship) is granted infrequently, so international students should expect to return to their home countries at the conclusion of their OPT year. Once home, our international graduates typically find that their Columbia degree has made them highly marketable.

 

The Class of 2016 landed at these companies after graduation:

 

  • 4C
  • ABC 
  • Acord
  • Agence France-Presse 
  • African Centre for Media Excellence
  • Al Jazeera 
  • amNewYork
  • Asbury Park Press
  • Associated Press – London & Bangkok 
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Atlantic Media Company/ Quartz
  • Atlas Obscura
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • The Baltimore Sun 
  • BBC 
  • Bonten Media
  • Bloomberg
  • Brightwire
  • Broward Palm Beach New Times
  • Bustle
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • CNN
  • CNNI
  • CNNMoney
  • Columbia Journalism Review 
  • Columbia Journalism School: Postgrad Fellowship (Education) 
  • Columbia Journalism School: Postgrad Fellowship (Environment)
  • Columbia Journalism School: Postgrad Fellowship (Longform Narrative) 
  • Columbia Journalism School: Postgrad Fellowship (Gender & Migration)
  • Conde Nast
  • Contently
  • Daily Mail (MailOnline US) 
  • Dow Jones Heat Street
  • E&E Publishing
  • EFE
  • Ellsworth American
  • Expressen
  • The FADER
  • Financial Planning
  • Forbes
  • Fortune
  • Frontline
  • Fusion
  • The Guardian
  • Glamour
  • Google Inc. 
  • Grupo Clarín 
  • Harvard Law School
  • HBO Real Sports
  • Hearst 
  • The Hechinger Report
  • Huffington Post 
  • InStyle (Time Inc.)
  • Invibed
  • Kitchen Sync Group Inc.
  • La Stampa 
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Marketwatch
  • The Marshall Project
  • McClatchy 
  • Media 24 
  • Merger Market Group
  • The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald 
  • Miles College
  • Molesworth Enterprises Inc.
  • Ms. magazine
  • MSN News
  • Naples Daily News
  • NBC 
  • The Nation
  • The National Memo
  • Neumann University
  • Newsday
  • The New York Times 
  • North Jersey Media
  • NowThis
  • NPR
  • NY1
  • PBS NewsHour
  • Percolate
  • Pew Research Center 
  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  • Playboy Magazine
  • PopSugar
  • Princeton University
  • Quartz 
  • Radical Media
  • Rain Media
  • Refinery29
  • Retro Report
  • Reuters 
  • The Ringer
  • The Riverdale Press/Richner Communications
  • RuralReporters.com
  • Science Po
  • Sveriges Radio
  • Telemundo
  • Temple University
  • Tow Center for Digital Journalism
  • The Trace
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Washington Post 
  • TheStreet 
  • thisisFINLAND.fi
  • Time Inc. 
  • United Nations
  • Univision 
  • Valor Econômico
  • Wall Street Journal  
  • WCYB News 5
  • WFUV
  • WNYC 
  • World Journal