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Film Studies Alumnae Stories
Mount Holyoke students and alumnae can conduct informational interviews with alumnae working in the field through the Alumnae Association Career Directory. Search alumnae by major or career field. In addition, some alumnae are participating in the Alumnae Stay Program which is a network of Alumnae who have offered to temporarily host students or alumnae traveling for academic or professional growth.
Jamie Theophilos '13: Through the insight, connections and encouragement of my professors, I launched my career in media.
Varsha V Manoj '16: I compiled my internship interviews with women and children participating in SEEDS Model Village program into a short film.
Diana Katz '12: it's important to keep an open mind, there is no limit to what's possible with a film studies degree from Mount Holyoke College.
Stacey Owens '06: After creating my own major, I could not stop creating, and still do in my career as a TV Producer.
Laura Swanbeck '08: with the generous support of my professors, I turned what I considered a strange film obsession into an unconventional career.
Samhita Arni 06: of utmost importance is that one’s education helps one develop one’s own moral compass through thinking through values and value systems.
discusses her internship at the Academy of Television and her plan for career success in the future.
In her Sundance debut, Chloe Zhao ’05 brings modern depth to a familiar story.
Fay Gartenberg ‘11: mentorship helped me resolve a conflict between a financially secure career choice and exploring my artistic practice and identity.
Adrienne Picciotto '16: My internship with the Media Institute for Social Change was one of my most life-changing experiences.
Lee Tae Cobb '10: As a film studies major I learned to look at visual mediums with a critical eye and experience film from the production side.
A biology and film studies double major, Anqa Khan ’17 is gaining an intersectional understanding of public health through her research and internships.
Loren Robertson '06: At MHC, I majored in Dance and minored in Film, now I run a videography business in California.
Erin Murphy ’15: My theater experience pushed me to be more flexible and open-minded about the ways in which theater could exist in my life.
Elodie Munezero '16: "When it comes to the industry, you’re never going to be able to do only what you like."
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