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JFIT

What is JFIT?

JFIT is the Reynolds School of Journalism’s Freshmen Intensive Transition program, designed to expose incoming freshmen to academic curriculum that relates to all programs of study within the school. The program will prepare students to take on the challenges and opportunities that come with being a Nevada journalism student. By the end of the JFIT program, the students will be more prepared for their academic careers.

The Reynolds School is one of eight colleges that has a college-specific FIT camp. If you have not decided on an area of focus, NevadaFIT camp is open to all incoming freshmen from all majors. Camps have capacities, and students must officially be accepted into the program to attend. 

JFIT participants experience the following:

  • Gain core skills & knowledge related to the Reynolds School
  • Become familiar with campus resources that support student success
  • Develop an understanding of resources available in the school’s labs and studios
  • Meet and interact with Reynolds School faculty, staff and academic advisers
  • Develop an understanding of the school’s internship program
  • Increase awareness of professional development and how imperative it is in the journalism profession

Who should attend JFIT?

JFIT is available to Reynolds School freshmen who are pre-journalism majors, planning to declare a specific journalism major in one of the following emphases:

  • Advertising and public relations
  • Media studies
  • News, broadcasting and documentary
  • Spanish language media
  • Visual communication

How do I apply for JFIT?

When you are ready to apply, click the button below and you will be directed to the NevadaFIT application. On the application, specify your registration for JFIT. If you have any questions about JFIT, please contact Paul Mitchell at pmitchel@unr.edu. For questions about housing, NevadaFIT fees, cancellation policies, schedules and more, visit the NevadaFIT website.

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Paul Mitchell

Mitchell, Paul

Coordinator, Recruiting and Retention

Office Location: RSJ 301C Office Phone Number: (775) 784-4563 Paul Mitchell is the recruitment and retention coordinator and also teaches in the Reynolds School. In his role as recruitment and retention coordinator Paul oversees recruiting of new and transfer students and manages retention programs to ensure the academic success of Reynolds School students. Mitchell received […]