SPJVA gives Tech students tips on getting that first job

BLACKSBURG—SPJVA chapter members Cara Modisett of Roanoke and Brian Eckert of Richmond gave a program on finding the first job in journalist to the Virginia Tech campus chapter Oct. 28.

They advised the 16 Tech chapter members that journalism is a “show ’em what you can do” profession. To stand out from the crowd of college grads seeking jobs, Modisett and Eckert advised the students to try to publish free-lance work while still in school.

A college degree and work for the campus newspaper are expected, but not enough, they counseled. 

Both Modisett and Eckert provided examples from their varied careers to how they made contacts and got hired.

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