Careers in Film

Make an appointment with a Career Advisors or Peer Career Assistants at the Career Development Center (CDC) for help with finding jobs and internships, improving your resume and cover letters, and accessing online and print resources. 

  • Alumnae who studied this major or are working in the industry can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school. Learn how to conduct informational interviews and then contact alumnae through the Alumnae Association Career Directory.
  • Your professors may be a resource for advice on career questions in their field of expertise.

Students with this major have completed internships and/or jobs at:

  • Community Arts Advocates
  • Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus
  • International Center of Photography
  • Sundance Channel
  • Smashbox Studios
  • WGGB ABC40 News, Springfield
  • Sports Network
  • Wholphin Magazine
  • Reel Grrls Media Production
  • Rogers & Cowan
  • The American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Filmmaker
  • Teacher
  • Writer/Screen Writer
  • Lawyer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Webmaster
  • Publicist
  • Talent Agent
  • Graphic Designer

Online Resources:

  • American Film Institute: Check out AFI Educational Programs, the Directing Workshop for Women, and jobs with the Institute.
  • University Film & Video Association: Get the latest news on film festivals for students, workshops, job listings and grants.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, this online database gives a detailed description of various fields/occupations including interpreters & translators, social scientists, teachers, and international business consultants.
  • Vault Online Career Library – connect through Handshake, our job, internship and resource portal.
    Provides specific career summaries and guidance for internships, interviewing, resume- and cover-letter-writing. Occupational surveys from real employees in each industry are also available.