Faculty member Greg Linch spoke on the How I Landed My First Job panel at the 2013 spring regional conference for chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists from Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Washington, D.C., on April 20. Two members of the Georgetown University SPJ chapter board attended the conference in Norfolk, Va., along with Assistant Dean Amy L. Kovac-Ashley, the chapter’s adviser.
Linch, who will teach Web Development for Media this summer, shared how he got his first job through a contest. He now works at the Washington Post.
Linch encouraged job seekers to approach job hunting like a mini-reporting project. He also stressed that job seekers must constantly develop new skills and foster relationships with possible employers, no matter the stage of a journalist’s career.