Employability in Journalism fair back by popular demand
Dr Sophie Knowles, the programme leader for BA Journalism and BA Journalism and Media, organised the Employability in Journalism fair at Middlesex University for the second year in a row.
Students interested in working in journalism had the chance to speak with members of the Employability team and get advice on their CVs and cover letters, hear about the internships offered by a range of Middlesex’s media partners, and discuss benefits of union membership with the representative of the National Union of Journalists.
A number of students also took up the chance to do a mock job interview with Gren Manuel, previous editor at Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal, and now independent media and editorial consultant. These mock interviews proved to be very popular, and those who did them commented that Manuel provided useful tips and suggestions on how to improve their chances of getting a job in the industry and how to differentiate themselves in the market.
This year’s Employability in Journalism fair has been organised following the success of the first one held last year. Given the interest of students and their positive feedback, the fair may turn into a regular yearly event.