Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dozens of college and university journalism students ready for spring and summer internships

(Photos by Tom McKee)
By Tom McKee, president, SPJ Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter
They came early. They dressed well. They were well prepared.

They were the dozens of Greater Cincinnati college and university journalism students seeking spring and summer internships.

The occasion was the annual Internship Interview Day at the University of Cincinnati co-sponsored by the UC Student Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter.

The majority of the students participating were from the University of Cincinnati and the remainder traveled to Cincinnati from Miami University in Oxford.

Interviews were conducted with seven media partners -- Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine, CityBeat, Fox59/CBS4 from Indianapolis, Streetvibes. Writer's Digest Books/F+W and

UC SPJ Advisor Jenny Wohlfarth said feedback from the media partners was overwhelmingly positive. Many students are likely to land internships because of the interviews giving them a potential head start on a full-time job or career.