Jamie Goldberg | Politics | English | Psychology
From: Mill Valley, California
Pomona Days: Class of 2011, I majored in Politics, with minors in English and Psychology
Current Employment: Sports journalist -- Lead soccer reporter for the Oregonian in Portland, Oregon (2013-present)
Past education: UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (2011-2013)
When I entered Pomona in 2007, I already knew that I wanted to pursue a career in journalism. I actually was excited that Pomona didn't offer a journalism major because I felt like it would give me the opportunity to focus on my other academic interests and major in politics. Still, I already knew that I was passionate about journalism and, as a varsity softball player at Pomona, I took a particular interest in sports journalism.
During my time at Pomona, I was heavily involved with the Student Life and I also took advantage of the career development center and the PCIP program to intern during the fall semesters at print and online news organizations. After I graduated from Pomona, I spent two years getting my master's degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and worked as an editor at a hyperlocal news site in the Mission District of San Francisco. After graduating from UC Berkeley, I took a job covering soccer and the Portland Timbers at The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon. I've spent the last two years at The Oregonian and the last year as the paper's lead soccer reporter.
My advice to current students is to make the most of the resources that Pomona offers and get involved in clubs and activities that you are passionate about. You have the opportunity to take advantage of amazing internship and research programs at Pomona and lean on Pomona's large network of alumni for advice. You might still be trying to figure out what you want to do after college, but now is a great time to start thinking about your future. If you are interested in journalism or writing or just need some advice, don't hesitate to reach out to me.