Arts, Communications, Media

Arts, Communications, Media

Green Hall 441
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel 781-283-3455
dmbarlet@wellesley.edu

Welcome to the Arts, Communications, and Media Community!

The Arts, Communications, & Media (ACM) Career Community meets the needs of students and alumnae interested in a variety of creative careers across three broad categories: art and design; communications, advertising, and marketing; and media and entertainment. Many exciting and fulfilling careers exist in the creative economy and Wellesley’s rigorous liberal arts curriculum prepares students and alumnae with strengths that are especially relevant to these areas.

ACM opportunities can be found in every sector from nonprofit organizations, education, and government to Fortune 500 companies. Whether you are interested in working in a museum, a lifestyle start-up, a civic arts council, a classroom, an established corporation, somewhere in-between, or somewhere beyond, you can find positions. Careers in this community encompass a wide range of roles, skills, and pathways that often intersect and support one another – roles in arts, communications, and media can overlap with each other and other industries. For example, a student exploring a career in arts administration may do film editing work as part of an internship for a nonprofit theater.

These diverse professional arenas are often connected by the need for employees to understand cultural context, think critically, demonstrate visual and aesthetic sensibilities, write and research, and develop and implement creative strategy. Strong communication skills are also important, and in an increasingly data driven world, expertise in data collection and analysis is advantageous. In addition, students can benefit from cultivating more applied skills gained by involvement in student organizations, jobs, and internships.

As the advisor for this community, I encourage you to embrace and explore your creativity, utilize the resources and services of Career Education, learn more about how your interests and talents connect to real-world opportunities, strengthen your network by connecting with peers and alumnae, and take time to consider your role within this community at Wellesley and in your professional life going forward. Please explore the resources to learn more, and then make an appointment. I look forward to welcoming you to this career community, learning about your interests and ambitions, and working together to realize meaningful opportunities!

Arts, Communications, Media

Green Hall 441
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel 781-283-3455
dmbarlet@wellesley.edu

Office hours 

Appointments can be scheduled for Monday – Friday.

Pop-up advising hours 

Mon, 12:30–2:30pm
Lulu info booth
2nd floor

Top Job Functions

Class of 2018 Top Job Functions in the Arts, Communication, and Media Community
28.13%
Advertising, Media, PR
21.88%
Writing, Editing
12.50%
Design, Art
9.38%
Architecture, Planning
9.38%
Engineering — Web / Software
9.38%
Other
3.13%
Business Development
3.13%
Entrepreneurship
3.13%
Marketing (General)
* Highlighted outcomes from 2017 graduates

The Gig Economy

Destiny
Destiny M. Barletta

If full-time, permanent, salaried positions are difficult to find in the area you want to work (as is often the case in creative fields), gig work, freelancing, or a side hustle related to your interests could be a good way to gain experience and build your resume. Gig work can also be a path to meeting life’s practical obligations while honing your craft or perusing creative goals.

Entertainment

Destiny
Destiny M. Barletta

Today's entertainment industry includes everything from the large scale productions of the Hollywood studio system, to the independent work being done within smaller markets, to the new media offerings adapting at the fringe of established distribution channels. A lot of attention and publicity is given to the “above the line” careers such as directing, producing, writing, and acting, but just as many career opportunities are available within support industries like post-production, entertainment law, talent representation, public relations and marketing, and social media.

Upcoming Event

Setting Your Course - Networking, Balance, & Community-Building (Thursday, April 4th 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT).

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 6:00 pm -
9:00 pm EDT

Pendleton Hall East, Atrium, Wellesley, MA, USA

This event is part 3 of the 4-part Setting Your Course series, designed to help you prepare for life after Wellesley.

Within this session, we will focus on work-life balance. The first portion of the evening will address self-care and community-building as integral components of your post-graduation well-being. Afterward, we will shift to a networking event with recent alumnae, allowing for discussions of what work-life balance may look like after Wellesley.

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Upcoming Event

Awkward Lunch Bunch (Friday, April 5th 2019, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm EDT).

Friday, April 5th 2019, 12:45 pm -
1:45 pm EDT

Treehouse (Lulu 4th floor)

Not good at small talk? Feel awkward or out of place at networking events? How about knowing which utensils to use at that stuffy formal dinner you were invited to? The Awkward Lunch Bunch is a casual monthly meet up to practice for all of life's professional awkward moments. We'll discuss*tips and tricks" and most of our time will be spent eating lunch and brushing up on our small talk (aka practicing!) If you are someone who feels awkward in these kinds of professional social settings, come join in with others who feel the same way, and practice!

Upcoming Event

Internship Prep Series: Skit Night (Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT).

Tuesday, April 16th 2019, 4:30 pm -
5:30 pm EDT

Pendleton Hall East, Atrium, Wellesley, MA, USA

Join the College Career Mentors and prepare for you internship with a night at the "theater." Career Education has prepared a series of internship related skits meant to ensure you make the most of your internship. Come watch three short skits of scenarios you might encounter during your internships and participate in brief talk-back to learn how you might best prepare for or handle these situations. Movie-themed popcorn and candy will be served.