Careers in Film

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.
  • Spotlight on Careers - An overview of film studies careers. Lists the best job-search websites and non-profit sites. Connect through LyonNet.
  • Vault Online Career Library – connect through LyonNet
    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.

Career Resource Library:

Helpful Advisors:

  • Career Advisors and Peer Career Assistants at the CDC are here to help you find jobs and internships, improve your resume and cover letters, and access online and print resources. Contact the CDC for an appointment.
  • 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. Find alums through the Alumnae Association Member Directory.
  • Your professors may be a resource for advice on career questions in their field of expertise.