Build your portfolio without leaving campus by working on the College’s award-winning student newspaper, The Chronicle. You’ll learn the ropes of journalism from a faculty advisor who has worked for two national dailies and knows what it takes to produce a successful paper and multimedia news website. Students from various majors write, edit and photograph all content on a variety of topics for the bi-weekly paper.
You can also:
- Earn academic credit and garner résumé-building experience.
- Cross-train on a variety of skills, including photography, editing and design.
- Enjoy access to high-profile campus guests. (Past visitors have included then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Hill Harper, Tavis Smiley, Common and Caroline Kennedy.)
- Enter—and win!—state and regional competitions like the Illinois College Press Association contest.
- Apply for a journalism scholarship as early as freshman year; annual awards range from $900 to $2,000.