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There’s no doubt that one of the hardest things for aspiring journalists to get is their first break – their first job in the industry. The keys to breaking through are persistence, learning to play the jobs market, and continually improving your application.
Journalism studies equip students with a range of skills that are useful in a wide variety of jobs. The journalistic process involves researching, discovering and gathering information and then communicating it in an accessible, effective way. If you complete all the journalism units you will have the following marketable skills and experience:
So the range of different jobs available to journalism students is very large. Journalism undergraduates at Deakin will also have completed study in other subjects and disciplines. The combination of this knowledge and their journalism skills will give them a big range of employment options: