L&S students and alumni have the knowledge and skills to be successful in communications, arts & entertainment fields. In fact, many employers seek out liberal arts students to meet the unique needs of their organization. Figure out how your L&S degree could translate into a career in advertising, publishing, entertainment, museums, or the arts.
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Think you might be interested in a career in communication, media and entertainment?
Schedule an appointment with the Media, Information and Communication Career Advisor, located in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Vilas Hall. Talk with Pam about job and internship opportunities, get networking tips, prepare for conversations with employers, review your resume/cover letter application materials, negotiate a job offer, and more.
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My liberal arts education has taught me the importance of communication and understanding different perspectives, which I've been able to apply to my internship experiences. As an intern at the Madison Public Library Foundation , it's important to be able to work well with the team and ask questions as you further develop your skills and discover your passions.Grace Featherstone, L&S Communication Arts Major 2017
Check Out Related L&S Courses
There are a wide array of courses open to L&S student that will help you explore careers in Communications, Arts & Entertainment. Check them out to gain insight and earn academic credit:
- Journalism 201: Introduction to Mass Communication
- Communication Arts 614: Field Experience in Communication
How the mass media are organized and how they function in modern society; their technological basis, economic and political foundations, and social implications. Learn more and register at MyUW.
This online undergraduate course, open to Communication Arts majors, accompanies field experiences supplementary to the academic study of communication. Field experiences or “internships” might include positions at local television or radio stations, advertising agencies, non-profit organizations or communication-related businesses. Learn more and register at MyU W.
UW-Madison has a variety of student and professional organizations in general communication, advertisting, publishing, entertainment and the arts for student to consider joining.
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