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Tips for Surviving College

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Starting college or getting back into the swing of college isn’t always easy. On the second day of the semester, my schedule is already packed with classes, work and meetings. Even getting settled back to work after a long summer can be a challenge. But never fear! We’re here with some tips to become and stay successful.

1. Find a mentor.

Mentoring is a time-honored, recognized tradition in many industries, but in media, it often happens organically and almost by accident. Don’t let yourself end up without an experienced guide who will invest in you, answer your questions and keep you from making major career mistakes.

Welcome to WIM

school of journalismOn behalf of the entire Mizzou Women in Media executive board, we welcome you to MizzouWIM.com, the online home for WIM and its blog.

There’s a bit of a paradox when it comes to women in the media industry.

Women obviously make up half the population. On top of that, we also make up more than half communications school graduates. But women only make up 37 percent of the workforce in newspaper newsrooms, and 35 percent of newspaper supervisors, according to the 2015 American Society of News Editors (ASNE) newsroom census.