"Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people." - Jim Rohn, entrepreneur and author.

Explore the many ways you can use your love for the written word in a fulfilling career in the creative economy.

The Liberal Arts education provides an excellent foundation for those students interested in careers that involve facility with words. While members of this career community are often interested in jobs in journalism, public relations, and writing/authorship, there are many other areas including editing and publishing, translation, and text interpretation.

Meet with Ty Collins, the dedicated advisor for the communications, journalism, and written arts community.

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Already joined the CJW career community? Go to the CJW Resource Portal. You'll also find career-specific resources related to communications, journalism, and the written arts, such as editing, technical communications, publishing, marketing, and more!

Career Development Resources 

Don't know how to start looking for an internship or job? Need help writing a resume or cover letter? Check out these useful guides.

 200 rare books can be found in the Wriston Art Center

Workshops and Programs

If there are relevant upcoming events posted in Handshake by the Career Center or external employers, the first 3 will appear below.

  • Info-Session MA Museum Administration Program, St. John's University, NY (Wednesday, February 8th 2023, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST)

    Mon, 05/17/2021 - 11:15am
    When: Wednesday, February 8th 2023, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST Join Susan Rosenberg, Director of St. John’s University MA Museum Administration program, NY learn about online curriculum, rolling admission, internship/job outcomes, funding opportunities, cross-disciplinary study in the Public History and Library & Information Sciences master’s degree programs. https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/museum-administration-master-arts REGISTER: https://grad.stjohns.edu/register/glam2023

Internship Spotlight 

Lawrence has existing partnerships with local and national organizations, such as: 

Penguin Random House logo

Penguin Random House offers paid internship opportunities to learn about the world of book publishing! Opportunities are available in our Adult & Children’s divisions in business areas such as contracts, editorial, finance, graphic design, managing editorial, marketing, online marketing, production, publicity, sales, subsidiary rights, and operations.

Explore more internship opportunities with existing partners.

Get funding for internships

As a Lawrence student, you're eligible to apply for funding to support summer internships. Funding can help defray transportation costs, living expenses, and more so you can pursue opportunities that will expand your classroom learning and help you acquire important transferrable skills for future success.

Relevant Student Organizations 

Joining a student organization can connect you with peers with similar interests and goals. Get involved, learn, experience, and give back. 

Alumni Connections

Alumni can offer invaluable insights into your fields of interest and provide career advice to help you reach your goals.  

These Lawrence alumni are currently working in communications, journalism, or the written arts:

  • Tara Djanji '06, Associate Director, Strategic Marketing at Penguin Random House Audio
  • McKenzie Fetters ‘19, Research Editor, Guidehouse Consulting AND Audiobook Proofer and Narrator, Nashville Audio Productions
  • Minh Anh Ta '18, Digital Media Consultant, Global Infrastructure at IFC

Connect with them on Viking Connect for an informational interview. (PS. Viking Connect is our new online alumni mentoring platform giving you quick access to connect directly with alumni!)

Not sure where or how to start with an informational interview? We've got your back!

Professional Associations

Professional associations are a great source of field-specific information, career path ideas, and networking contacts. Examples of associations for visual and performing artists: