Office of Student Careers and Opportunities
As part of our commitment to educate and prepare students for today’s digital media marketplace, the WVU Reed College of Media established the Office of Student Careers and Opportunities in 2013.
The office is a student-centric hub for the College’s career development resources. Students have access to a centralized and expanding database of internship and career opportunities. Through a growing alumni base and outreach efforts, students also have the opportunity to network with alumni and professional mentors.
Schedule an appointment with Eric Minor, Director of Student Careers and Opportunities, by calling 304.293.6117 or via email Eric.Minor@mail.wvu.edu. Follow him on Twitter @EricMinorWVU for the latest internship and opportunities. Read his blog for tips on building a professional resume and preparing for an interview.
Past internship placements:
- ABC “Good Morning America”
- The Associated Press
- DDB Worldwide
- Foote, Cone & Belding
- NBC News, London
- The White House
- The Philadelphia Flyers
- Walt Disney World
- The Washington Post
- E! Entertainment
- Ketchum Inc.
- USA TODAY
- CBS Radio
- Lockheed Martin (Brazil)
- Knight Ridder
- Fox News
- ROOT Sports
Below are several sources our students can access on a regular basis to facilitate their search for internships and jobs and find advice from industry experts.
The College’s Office of Student Careers and Opportunities works closely with WVU’s Office of Career Services to ensure students learn about internship and job opportunities. All students can access MountaineerTRAK to find WVU’s on-campus recruiting, career events, internships and job postings for students and alumni.
College of Media eNews
The College sends a weekly update to students’ MIX email address highlighting specific College of Media announcements as well as new job and internship postings that are media related. Often these postings come directly to us from alumni and professionals in the field seeking our students.
Professional Mentorship Program
The College’s Professional Mentorship Program matches juniors, seniors and graduate students with industry leaders from the School’s network of alumni and friends. Professional mentors provide guidance, coaching and support for students in journalism and strategic communications as they prepare to enter the workforce. The application period opens each fall, and the program continues through the end of the academic year. Download the application form.
All College of Media students are encouraged to join the College’s professional and alumni network on LinkedIn. The group includes hundreds of Mountaineers in journalism, advertising, public relations and other media-related fields who are willing to lend a helping hand, answer questions and share advice. Oftentimes, jobs and internship opportunities can be found here as well.