Storytellers. Seekers of the truth. Defenders of the free press. How—and how often—we consume the news has changed, but the need for solid, factual reporting hasn’t. Wheaton journalism majors not only sharpen interview, writing, and editing skills, but they also prepare for multimedia roles by learning about audio, video, design, and creating content for the web. Our majors gain real-world experience through internships with media outlets and PR firms. Wheaton students also participate in the American University Washington Journalism Semester, go abroad with the Boston University London Internship in Journalism, or attend the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies
On the beat
After graduation, Caitly Reynoso ’19 secured an opportunity as a reporter for the prestigious two-week intensive program, the Student Journalism Institute, with The New York Times. Not long after, she joined “CBS This Morning” in New York City, where she is currently a full-time broadcast associate.
Leveraging experiential learning
The Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services for decades has helped students identify and secure experiential learning opportunities to build upon their liberal arts education. We asked a few alumni who have benefited from their internships to reflect on the lessons and the value of those experiences in preparing and supporting their paths to their current success in the working world.