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Cinema and Media Studies Careers

A major in Cinema and Media Studies provides a wide variety of transferable skills applicable to many career fields. 

According to recent graduate surveys, our majors have ended up working with organizations including the Walt Disney Company, Imagination Stage, Cox Media Group, NPR and more. Sample entry-level job titles have included: Production Assistant, Content Editor, Marketing Coordinator, Staff Writer and Associate Video Logger.

Please take a look at the video below. It was prepared by Kate Juhl, Program Director at the University Career Center in the College of Arts and Humanities, and contains a lot of useful career advice for students in Cinema and Media Studies as well as some more detailed information about how to take advantage of the resources mentioned on this page.

Be sure to connect with the University Career Center @ ARHU for career advising, networking events, career fairs and more. Career advisors can help you clarify career interests, edit resumes and cover letters, search for internships and jobs, polish interview skills and apply to graduate school.

You can search for internships and jobs via Careers4Terps. Check out the full list of upcoming career events. Consider participating in the Intern for a Day program to clarify career interests and build your resume. Network with UMD alumni through LinkedInCinema and Media Studies LinkedIn group, and through Terrapins Connect.