Is J-School for Me?
Underwritten by TEGNA Foundation

If you’ve been thinking about grad school, but still have a lot of questions, join us on Wednesday, May 17. Max Patiño, Director of Admissions, and Jeanette Tavarez, Associate Director of Admissions for the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, will provide tips on the application process, what to expect once you’re accepted and share other information on the benefits of a graduate degree.


This session is open only to current NAHJ members. Join/Renew NAHJ here.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 – 3 pm PST/6 pm EST 


Maximo Patiño
Director of Admissions

Max Patiño joined the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism’s admissions team in July 2014 and most recently served as Associate Director of Multicultural Recruitment. Previously, he spent 14 years as director of recruitment and diversity at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

He is a member of the Newmark J-School Diversity Committee and adviser to the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) – Newmark J-School Chapter. He graduated with a dual B.A. in Advertising Creative and Spanish Literature and Culture from Syracuse University.

Jeanette Tavarez
Associate Director of Admissions 

Jeanette joined the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY’s admissions team in September 2018. Jeanette started her career in higher education in admissions at John Jay College.

 During the early years of her career, she served as an admissions counselor and recruiter. In 2012, she began managing the In-service Program designed to help undergraduate and graduate in-service students earn their degree.

Jeanette holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Public Administration from John Jay College and an Advanced Certificate in Project Management from CUNY School of Professional Studies.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Leslie-Anne Frank, Director of Next Gen Initiatives. We hope to see you soon virtually!


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