Where Students Landed

In 2017, our students joined 125 media organizations after graduation.  

  

 

Seventy-three percent of the 2017 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 legally permitted 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 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 2017 landed at these companies after graduation:

 

ABC News

Al Jazeera English

Alaska Dispatch News

American Lawyer

ANC News

Associated Press

Atlas Obscura

BBC

Bloomberg News

Brightwire

Buffalo News

Bustle.com

Buyouts Insider

BuzzFeed News

CBS

Columbia Journalism Review

CNN

CNN en Español

CNN Investigations

CNNMoney

Columbia J-School

Columbia University

Condé Nast

Golf Digest

Cynematic Productions

Debtwire

DeSmog United Kingdom

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Dow Jones

Elle Magazine

ESPN

Facebook

Feature Story News

First Draft

Forbes

GateHouse Media

Global Press Institute

Great Big Story

Grupo Clarin

The Guardian Nigeria

The Harlem Times

HBO Real Sports

Hearst Newspapers

The Hechinger Report

HFI Absolute Return

The Houston Press

Huffington Post

Independent Journal Review

Jiemian

KCWY 13 – Casper, Wyo.

Klassekampen

KPCC – Pasadena, Calif.

La Stampa

Law360

Los Angeles Times

Marketplace

McClatchy

Men’s Health

The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald

Miami New Times

Microsoft

Morgan Stanley

Naples Daily News

National Geographic

NBC

New York Law Journal

New York Times Journalism Institute

News Literacy Project

WSAV NEWS 3 –  Ga.

Nikkei America

NowThis

NYU

Open Society Foundations

OZY Media

Philadelphia Media Network

Phoenix New Times

Phoenix TV

Pitchfork

Primedia Broadcasting

ProPublica

Quartz

Racked / Vox Media

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Thomson Reuters

Royal Media

Scholastic/NYT

Science Po

Science Times

Shanghai Media Group

Singapore Press Holdings

Stylecaster

Surface Magazine

Telemundo

The Atlantic

The Berkshire Eagle

The Big Roundtable

The Forward

The Globe and Mail

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Marshall Project

The Nation Media Group

The New York Times

The Trace

The Wall Street Journal

The Walrus (magazine)

Thinx

Time Inc.

University of Oxford

Univision

USA Today

VICE News/ Vice News France

Vice News on HBO

Vice News Tonight

Vocativ

Voice of America

Vox Media

The Wall Street Journal

Washingtonian Magazine

Waterbury Republican-American

WBOC -TV Salisbury, Md.

WBUR - Radio/TV Boston

WCIA-TV – Champaign, Ill.

WDBJ -TV Roanoke, Va.

WPDE-TV– Myrtle Beach
WSAV-TV - Savannah, Ga.

Wisconsin Watch

WNYC Radio