What is Journalism?
Journalism is telling the story from every angle in every media form relevant to today's audiences. Graduates take with them a portfolio demonstrating experience gained from producing a real community newspaper, online publications and internet radio, and are ready for professional careers in the media or in public and private sector communications. Get a head start on your career by combining the best in university and college education. The University of Toronto and Centennial College joint programs offer exceptional faculty at the forefront of their fields and real experience in cutting-edge environments.
What Makes Journalism at UTSC unique?
UTSC offers a joint program of study with Centennial College and offers the best of both the theoretical and the practical.
Skills of Journalism Grads
- Gather information and data
- Present specific viewpoints
- Provide detailed information
- Record observations
- Report and edit
- Speak effectively
- Synthesize information
- Think critically
- Write and present information clearly
Entry-Level Jobs for Bachelor Grads
Common employment destinations include:
- Advertising Account Executive
- Media Buyer
- Court Reporter
- Interactive Media Consultant
- Information Resource Analyst
- Communications Technologist
Graduate & Professional Studies
Popular further education opportunities include:
- Journalism - Master
- Law School - JD (Juris Doctor)
Examples of Fields that "Fit" the Skills of Journalism Grads
- Newspaper/Magazine Publishers
- Film Libraries
- Radio and Television Broadcasting Networks
- Law Firms
- Consulting Firms
- Public Opinon Research Services
- Independent Journalist/Writers/Authors
- Social Advocacy Groups
Your 4-Year Career Exploration Action Plan
1. Do Your Research
The databases below provide you with details about job prospects, nature of work, educational requirements, working conditions, pay, and related career paths:
- Career Cruising: Log into CLN, click on Resources, and click on Career Cruising to be logged in automatically
- O*Net: (U.S. site)
Attend our workshop Discover Your Skills and Career Options, meet with a Career Counsellor, and use our resources to get to know your skills, values, personality, and interests.
Use the advice on our tip sheets for gathering information:
- Information Interviews
- Working on-Campus
2. Explore Career Options and Get Experience
- Extern Job Shadowing
- In the Field
- Explore It! (course-based)
- Partners in Leadership (4th year students)
- Employer Information Sessions
- Career & Volunteer Fairs
Apply for Work Study jobs on CLN in Fall and Spring! You might also find work via the SCSU.
Find networking opportunities, internship programs, and entry-level jobs via websites like TalentEgg and CharityVillage.
As an upper year student (14+ credits), attend UTSC's Get hired conference and participate in Jobs for Grads.
As a graduate, explore internships and other trainee programs like Career Edge.
3. Build Your Network
Explore professional associations and get involved! Volunteer for their events and get to know people in your industry of interest. These are your future mentors, supervisors, and colleagues!
- Canadian Community Newspapers Association
- The Canadian Association of Journalists
- The Canadian Association of Broadcasters
- Canadian Communication Association
- Canadian Film and Television Production Association
- The Writers Guild of Canada
- International Federation of Journalists
- Cultural Human Resources Council
- Institute of Communication Agencies
- Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission
Please note: This information is a starting point for your further research into career options in this field of study. For more information on this program and course requirements, please visit the Department of Journalism website.