this person who applied to a program that is specifically targeted at people with three years or less of experience 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️
Columbia University Journalism School
MS Program, Masters (S17)
Rejected via Website on 15 Mar 2017
15 Mar 2017
I received a rejection via website, after an email was submitted. I am extremely, extremely shocked. I have 3-4 years of internship experience with Fortune 500 companies and publishing brands in the PR, media and communications industry (Conde Nast, Edelman etc.). I have an extended 2 years of Manager/Director experience in start-up environments including an editorial role with a podcast for CBS Radio. This is more than most admitted students in the program over the years. I can get a top job in Journalism regardless, but it would have been nice to have extensive training from the best school in the world. I do think there is a bit of a bias when it comes to students with strong experiences in writing, who've shown they've already succeeded without graduate level training. I don't think this should intimidate the Dean or Professors, but it seems to be a problem for them (I notice a lot of people who get into the Columbia graduate programs have less than 3 years of experience or no experience at all. I know there are applicants with better experiences than this, but Columbia seems to shy away from them). Best of luck to everyone who was admitted!
they were so close to understanding!!