Amherst Careers in Arts & Communication provides exposure to a variety of options, professional development opportunities, and career advising to help students launch successful careers. The most important thing you can do to stay informed of the opportunities and events relevant to you is to register your career interests in Handshake. Also be sure to read the weekly emailed newsletter Career Columns so you don’t miss out great programs and opportunities.
The Program Director advises students who are considering a careers in arts and communications. She, along with all other members of the Career Center, works with students to help them find key internships and career opportunities and reach their academic and professional goals.
In addition to Career Center resources, Amherst College’s Pathways mentoring program allows students considering careers in arts and communications to engage with alumni who work across sectors in advertising, media relations and public policy, journalism, marketing, arts administration, digital media, music and more. Through formal mentor-mentee relationships, students connect with alumni they choose around academic, professional, and personal life goals.
Careers in Entertainment Trek - Twelve students passionate about film and television traveled to Los Angeles for a deep dive into the art and business of the entertainment industry. After meetings with over 35 alumni and parents, the students returned to Amherst more excited about their career prospects and with greater clarity as to how they could pursue their dreams.
Careers in Media and Communications Trek - Treks are an opportunity for Amherst College students to learn how a liberal arts education can prepare them for career paths in a variety of business and finance fields. The Careers in Media and Communications Trek to Chicago included a small, select group of fellows who visited alumni and other leaders in advertising, marketing, journalism, public relations, and public affairs.
Food for Thought Lunch Series - Alumni who work in arts and communications are invited to campus as part of the Food for Thought lunch series. Alumni share a meal, stories, and advice about their career paths and current work. Students are encouraged to share their reflections and ask questions as they begin to understand the full range of career paths and choices.