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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Medill looking for in applicants for the specialization?

Are you curious about how tech companies are affecting our daily lives and the marketplace? Do you appreciate how numbers can depict trends and tell a story? Are you interested in learning how to write for different kinds of platforms? If so, you're a good candidate for the Technology and Business specialization.

What if I have no background in business?

You don't need to be a tech geek or a finance whiz to succeed in Technology and Business. Medill's seasoned journalism faculty will provide you with a solid foundation as you begin covering news through a technology and business lens. Your knowledge will increase each quarter as you hone your journalism skills by writing about increasingly complex topics in ways that are easy for your readers to understand. At Medill, you'll be immersed in the world of technology and business so even if your undergraduate degree is in a non-business discipline, you'll succeed if you have a passion for this topic and the ambition to learn and grow.

What career opportunities will be available when I graduate?

When your work is published by Medill News Service's clients, you'll earn bylines for your professional portfolio. You'll find that technology and business writers and content producers are in demand in top-tier newsrooms, content creators, social media and other digital-native sites. You will be able to take advantage of the strong, supportive Medill network during your job search. We have a long history of helping Medill students find jobs.