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Careers

You or your parents may ask "What can I do with a degree in Media Studies?"  

2014 J-Term Students at The Cobert Report.

In recent years, our majors have gone on to successful careers in television, film, digital media, advertising, journalism, publishing, and teaching.  Additionally our graduates have been accepted into graduate schools in the fields of film, law, media studies, communication, and broadcasting.

University Career Services (UCS) has many resources to help you decide what to do after graduation. In particular, they'll help you with the University Career Assistance Network (UCAN) database, which is found on the Alumni Association's "CAVLink“ (formerly "HoosTrak”). There you'll find a database of UVa alumni who have volunteered to answer questions and give advice to current students. You can stop by UCS during walk-in advising hours (Monday-Friday, noon-3:45pm) to learn more about this resource.

Having an internship while an undergrad gives you work experience, valuable industry contacts and something to put on your resume! Check out our internships link on this page for current and past opportunites.