The UNC School of Media and Journalism is committed to exposing our students to life in major media markets. During the fall and spring semesters, selected students participate in Career Treks to New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Charlotte and San Francisco/Silicon Valley.
These students meet in small groups with alumni and others working in media and journalism fields and get to experience what work-life is like in these cities.
The trips give students the opportunity to learn from alumni and make connections in their career fields that can help them secure jobs and internships in the future.
Among media and journalism outlets previously visited by students: The New York Times; CNN; Fox News; Edelman: Google; Facebook; YouTube; Rubenstein; FleishmanHillard; BBDO; BooneOakley; Charlotte Agenda; and NASCAR.
The MJ-school wishes to thank the Reuhl Family Foundation Excellence Fund for its financial support for Career Treks. Catherine Reuhl Becker is a class of 2003 alumna of the MJ-school. Additionally, the Media and Journalism Alumni Association board supports the Career Treks through their participation and financial gifts.