Arts and Communication

Career Interest Cluster

Overview

Careers in arts and communication Arts and Communicationcombine creative expression and interpersonal skills to create innovative work. Industries in the Arts and Communication Cluster include: 

  • Administration (Arts)
  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Art Therapy
  • Creative Writing
  • Film and Entertainment
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism and Media
  • Museums and Galleries
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Visual and Performing Arts

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Contact

 Jill VanOsdol Headshot  
Career Development Specialist - Arts and Communication, Jill VanOsdol
career@gustavus.edu, 507-933-7575
To schedule an appointment, call 507-933-7575.

Specialized Program Faculty Advisor

Architecture — Betsy Byers (Art & Art History); bbyers@gustavus.edu


Resources

Explore the Cluster Résumés and Professional Communications Internship and Job Search
Events Professional Organizations Student Organizations

 

 

Explore the Arts and Communication Career Interest Cluster

There are many great websites where you can start exploring careers. Links to start with are listed below. These resources allow you to learn information about careers such as the nature of the work, education required, pay, job outlook, work environment and related occupations. You can also follow companies and organizations related to your career on social media. LinkedIn, facebook, twitter and pinterest are good resources for you to learn about companies and keep up on current trends in the career fields you are exploring.

 
Other Ways to Explore:

Take an Assessment

Informational Interviews

Job Shadowing

Volunteer

 

 

Résumés and Professional Communications

Résumés

Cover Letters and Professional Communications

References and Letters of Recommendation

Sample Dance Résumé Sample Music-Voice Résumé

 

Internship and Job Search

General Arts Administration | Film and Entertainment | Visual and Performing Arts Advertising | Graphic Design | Public Relations
  Creative Writing | Journalism and Media | Publishing Museums and Galleries

General

Arts Administration | Film and Entertainment | Visual and Performing Arts

Advertising | Graphic Design | Public Relations

Creative Writing | Journalism and Media | Publishing

Museums and Galleries

Networking

Year of Service

Fellowships

Graduate School


 

Events

Careers Possible

Government and Nonprofit Fair *Gustavus students must register through Handshake

Minnesota Private College Job and Internship Fair *Gustavus students must register through Handshake

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Professional Organizations

Professional organizations are a great way to begin networking and explore your career field. Professional organizations often have discounted membership rates for students. These organizations, specific to industry, offer events, job fairs and listservs that can provide information and networking opportunities.

You can also join similar groups on LinkedIn or follow professional organizations on twitter or facebook. Professional organizations on social media offer articles, current industry information, discussions and networking opportunities.


 

Student Organizations

Involving yourself in student organizations is a way to meet peers, gain leadership skills and learn about careers. Many student organizations are built around career or major interests. A few examples here at Gustavus that you could join would be the Advertising Club or The Musical B.A.R. - for a complete list click here.


Updated 9/7/2018 JV