Happy New Year!

Yeah, we said it. HAPPY NEW YEAR! WOOOO!

We are happy to see 2020 go, as it was a tough road for so many in this world. We are still not out of the woods with COVID and the economy, but we see hopeful signs of recovery and healing on the horizon.

So what does that mean for you? We want you to keep looking at the BIG picture. The one where you have the internship or big job of your dreams, or starting the career you want soon. Keep applying for internships and jobs (we have a TON listed); keep pushing yourself in class to get better; and join the student media and organizations that will get you the connections and experience to fill out your portfolio.


The School of Journalism has moved to a new university scholarship application system, which we hope will make it easier for our students to qualify for even more money from the School of Journalism, College of Communication Arts & Sciences and university. The college has moved to this same system – streamlining the application process for all of our journalism students.  The J-School and college have a lot of money to award, but the deadline is coming fast: Jan. 25. Students will apply at one place regardless of whether they are seeking Journalism or ComArtSci scholarships: https://scholarships.msu.edu. In the process, they may find they also qualify to apply for various other scholarships across the university. In addition, the School of Journalism runs the Howell Essay Contest. This contest is open to all ComArtSci students. The winner gets a $3,000 scholarship and $1,000 cash prize. Information on this contest and this year’s essay topic can be found at https://msu.academicworks.com/opportunities/13713.

It may be a bit cheesy, but we believe this: tough times don’t last, but tough people do.

And Spartans WILL. So reach out to Prof. Dickerson or Gerstner, JRN academic counselor Julie Hagopian and anybody else that you need help from. We are here for you.

Let’s go get it!

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