Journalism and Digital Media
Many STU grads find success in the fields of journalism, communications, and media. Discover the opportunities STU offers to develop strong writing and storytelling skills that will help you excel in a media-related career.
Our departments of Journalism and Communications and Public Policy have a long history of producing work-ready graduates who excel in media-related fields of work because they focus on good writing, reliable research, and mastering the tools needed to tell important stories. Our new major in Digital Media and Creative Arts will afford you with diverse knowledge and skills to excel in a career in this field.
Take courses that require you to get out into the community to cover news and events to enhance your academic learning. Also seek out courses with technical aspects to ensure you are learning how to use the hands-on tools for a media-focused career.
Improve your interviewing and writing skills by working for The Aquinian, the student-run news outlet on campus. Or, run social media or communications for another club that suits your interest.
Many of our partner organizations are interested in hiring STU students as communications, marketing, digital, and social media interns. Earn a Certificate in Digital and Media Literacy concurrently with your degree for tangible evidence of hands-on learning.
Examples of journalism and digital media-related internship partners:
- Curling Canada
- Goose Lane Editions
- City of Fredericton
The Journalism program supplies technical equipment that students can rent to work on projects and hone their skills.
Advice from Alumni
Mike Morrison, BA '04, BEd '05
Running his own media company, SocialWest
Studied: Spanish and English Language and Literature
“You can use your time at STU to start building a foundation of what you want your life to look like. Join different clubs, get a minor in something completely different than your major. Meet people for coffee, take your professors up on opportunities. It’s your time to really try things out, to see what fits and what doesn’t. You’ll take what you learn at STU with you for the rest of your life. And what a life you’ll have.”