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2 years ago
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Can I join the university newspaper if i'm not applying for Journalism?

For context, I'm part of my school's newspaper and love journalism, but don't want to study it in college. I would like to write for my universities newspaper and was wondering if putting that in my 'why college' essay would be a mistake even if the school values interdisciplinary learning.

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2 years ago

It will not be a problem; it is just a part of your "why us" essay. Besides academic and major's interests, there are other activities students will love to do. Like a engineering major can do arts, humanities can join a dance club, and the newspaper is similar. You don't need to worry about it; just write about what you really loved about the college and how it will help you thrive.

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2 years ago

Hi @na0mi! You can definitely write for the school's newspaper and it is completely fine to mention that in your essay. In fact, a lot of the students who write for the school newspaper may have completely different majors. As long as you have relevant experience, you should be able to!

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2 years ago

From my understanding, most university newspapers require applications, so as long as you have relevant experience (which it seems you do), I don't think your major should be an issue.

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2 years ago

Yes, you can definitely join the University's newspaper team without having to study Journalism . It is like your hobby and it can be totally different from what you are studying. In fact, there are a lot of people that study engineering or sciences in the University and are still actively involved in sports or many forms of community service. That is to prove that you can join clubs or be part of things that are not related to what you study in the University. Good luck!

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