This annual Merrill College event is free for journalism students, college faculty and alumni.
Dozens of recruiters from all types of media from around the country help make our career fair a spectacular success. Some students earn internships immediately, others got jobs, everyone got great advice.
Why is the Merrill Career Fair so successful? The fair attracts dozens of recruiters and media professionals, along with hundreds of journalism students, who use this as a vehicle for landing spring and summer internships as well as job prospects.
The following media organizations typically send recruiters: USA Today, Thomson Reuters news service, McClatchy-Tribune Information Services, NBC TV, WUSA9 TV, WJZ TV, WTOP Radio, The Baltimore Sun, The Capital, The Institute on Political Journalism, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Atlantic Media.
A representative from the university’s Career Center is usually on hand as well to offer advice and resume tips.
In addition, our alumni lead panels on careers – including sports journalism and multiplatform journalism.
Recruiters: Our deadline to secure a table in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union is mid October.
Internships and Career Development Director and Lecturer