Hey J-Schoolers and welcome to summer break! How does it feel to finally be free?
For many of you, it probably feels pretty busy. As we can see from the response on our post calling for this year’s undergraduate plans, graduation is not a requirement for students to be interning in the summer.
The seniors had their traditional Senior Send-Off on the Quad Friday and we’ve asked what they will be off doing after graduation next week, but that left us with a question – what about everyone else?
The University of Missouri School of Journalism has 1,138 students currently in their emphasis areas. Pre-journalism students are not included in the graph because they are not in their emphasis areas yet.
Did you want a job after graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism? Yeah, we did too. Sadly, we have some news that doesn’t bode well for us. The journalism school has the lowest post-graduation placement rate of any academic college at the University of Missouri. And you thought the starting salaries for J-Schoolers were bad!
The Missouri School of Journalism graduates from Fall 2009 and Spring and Summer 2010 have an average yearly salary of $31,800. The sequence with the highest starting salary is Magazine with a $35,100 annual salary, while the Broadcast sequence has the lowest annual salary at $27,500. The average starting salary of all Mizzou grads is $41,00. As I’m sure you could guess, the major with the highest starting salary is engineering at $53,900.
It’s no secret that Reporting will be the most difficult class you take in your four years at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. As you saw in our “It Gets Better” video, that’s true regardless of your journalism sequence.
Some Missourian ACEs might not say so, but it’s also a guarantee that you will work harder for these three hours of credit than for all your other coursework that semester combined. Why does the Reporting class only count for three hours of credit?