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Arts, Media, & Communication Career Community

With a range of industries incorporating the written, performing, visual, and digital arts, this community provides the opportunity to pursue numerous creative and expressive careers. There is truly a direction for any personality, and lots of room to move between industries, build new skill-sets, and communicate your interests to a broader audience.



  • Social Media/Marketing Writer or Coordinator
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Podcast Producer/Writer
  • Digital Media Creator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Arts Non-Profit Administration
  • Grant-Writer/Developer
  • Arts Development & Fundraising
  • Performer
  • Arts Administration/Theater
  • Administration
  • Journalist

Sample Work Settings

News Media, Art Galleries, Publishing Companies, Film/TV studios, Podcasts/radio, Classrooms/Education, Corporate Business, Non-Profits, Higher Education



  • Writing & Editing
  • Digital Media
  • Art Curation
  • Marketing & Persuasive Writing
  • Project Management
  • Fundraising & Development
  • Teaching & Instruction
  • Artistic Collaboration
  • Visual/Studio Art
  • Theater Art
  • Leadership/Management
  • Performance & Public Speaking
  • Art Direction

Internships Map

Select a marker on the map to learn about specific internships Willamette students have pursued.

Internships for Credit

Career Development can support students seeking academic credit for internships. In order to earn internship credit, students must be enrolled in our Internship for Academic credit course.

Fast Facts

Individualized career advising helps WU students achieve goals throughout their college careers.

  • of WU undergrads do at least one internship during their time at WU

    of graduates are either working or in graduate school 6 months after graduation

    of WU Grads go directly to graduate or professional programs

    One:One Career Advising appointments completed per year in Career Development

Alumni Highlight

Brelynn Hess, '19

Major: Civic Communication Media
Minor: Arts, Technology & Multimedia
Job: Social Media Manager for Dartmouth College

Job Description: Plans, creates, and schedules content for the college's main social media platforms while actively engaging with the digital community. Collaborates with the digital engagement team to develop Dartmouth’s online presence.

Brelynn Hess

Advice from Brelynn

“Communication and media skills are valuable in every field. No matter your interests, a strong foundation in communication will set you up for success on a variety of career paths, and also provide flexibility to explore and change directions.”

Willamette University

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