Arts, Communications, Media

Arts, Communications, Media

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

The Arts, Communications, and 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. Students and alumnae are encouraged to get started by exploring the resources below and scheduling an appointment in Handshake to meet with Destiny Barletta, the Career Community Advisor for Arts, Communications, and Media.


 

 

Communications Resources

Communications, advertising, market research and development, marketing, and journalism, are explored in the resources below.

Media Resources

Learn more about working in media, publishing, and entertainment industries.

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 in Handshake for Mon–Fri.


 

Sign up for newsletters!

Update your Career Interests in Handshake to sign up for Arts, Communications & Media newsletters! You'll get advice from Destiny, learn about events, discover opportunities, hear alumnae stories, and more.

Top Job Functions

Class of 2018 Top Job Functions in the Arts, Communication, and Media Community
31.58%
Advertising, Media, & PR
21.05%
Writing / Editing
10.53%
Design / Art
7.89%
Architecture / Planning
7.89%
Engineering — Web / Software
2.63%
Business Development
2.63%
Entrepreneurship
2.63%
Marketing (General)
10.53%
Other

ACM Graduates in the World

What they studied Where they work or attend graduate school What they do
Political Science NESN Prize Videographer
Media Arts & Sciences Self Employed Graphic Designer
American Studies United Talent Agency Agent Trainee
Architecture Sasaki Intern Architect
Art Studio & English and Creative Writing Maven Pictures Script Coverage Intern
Psychology & Women's and Gender Studies Smithsonian Institution Claudine Brown Intern in Education
Art History Crozier Fine Arts Art and Artifact Handler
English Scholasic Editorial Assistant
English The Cape Courier Repoerter & Copy Editor
Indiv-Ethnic Studies Slate Social Media Editor / Writer
Peace & Justice Studies Brilliant Earth Assistant Manager of Customer Experience
Media Arts & Sciences The Outloud Group Account Executive & Media Planner
Art History & Economics The Louvre Museum Intern
Political Science National Palace Museum Fellow
Computer Science ESPN Software Engineer
English & Political Science Anaphora Literary Press Editorial Intern
Classics NBC Sports Regional Networks Digital Editor
Architecture DHK Architects, Inc. Architectural Intern
Russian Independent Documentary Director
Computer Science Comcast CORE Technology Associate
American Studies deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Development and Membership Coordinator
English & Media Arts and Sciences CNBC News Associate
Architecture & Spanish Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto Architects + Engineers Project Technician
Media Arts & Sciences TAIT Design Co. Co-founder
Computer Science Spotify Data Engineer
English Hachette Book Group Audio Intern
English W.W. Norton & Company Editorial Assistant
Economics Havas Media Analyst
History Hawkins International Public Relations Account Coordinator
* Highlighted outcomes from 2018 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.

“I think art’s first goal is to remind us that we are human...”

Wellesley Career Education Signature Internship Programs

Lorraine
Lorraine Hanley ’98

Wellesley College Internships are funded internships with organizations who maintain ongoing partnerships with the College to offer intern placement with them every year. Our program partners are leading cultural, educational, and scientific institutions; international agencies; media outlets; advocacy and community organizations; and businesses both within the United States and in countries around the world.

Wellesley Career Education Summer Internship Grants (Stipends for Student-Identified Placements)

Lorraine
Lorraine Hanley ’98

Through the ongoing and generous support of our donors, the College is able to offer funding to support unpaid internships which students identify on their own. Many award recipients pursue internships in nonprofit organizations focused on education and other community development areas, but funding is available for opportunities in other sectors both within the United States and internationally, as well. In addition to the stipends, Wellesley Career Education staff provide ongoing professional development and career education training throughout their summer experiences.

“Thanks to Career Education’s generous summer internship grant, I have been able to observe and learn about the difficulties and satisfaction of managing a theatre that focuses on marginalized identities.”