Communication & the Arts Career Community

Communication community

The Communication and the Arts Community is a space where you can gain information about various areas of creative, expressive, and communication focused professions. Are you a great active listener? Do you enjoy being artistic? Are you a strong writer? These interest areas and more will apply to various opportunities that you’ll learn about in this community. Examples of jobs you may learn about in this community include digital marketers, journalists, musicians, graphic designers, and many others. You’ll receive information of relevant campus information, event opportunities, internships, jobs, industry trends, and professional development resources.  

 

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Communication & the Arts Areas to Explore

Communication & Media

There are many ways to enter the fields of communication and media. Here are a few major guides with information about internship/volunteer sites, job titles, and skills relevant to these areas. A complete listing of major guides can be found at www.gvsu.edu/careers/careerguides.

Visual & Digital Arts

There are many ways to enter the field of visual arts. Here are a few major guides with information about internship/volunteer sites, job titles, and skills relevant to these areas. A complete listing of major guides can be found at www.gvsu.edu/careers/careerguides.

Performing Arts

There are many ways to enter the field of performing arts. Here are a few major guides with information about internship/volunteer sites, job titles, and skills relevant to these areas. A complete listing of major guides can be found at www.gvsu.edu/careers/careerguides.

Communication & Arts Career Community Handshake Postings

3/1/24 Staff Services Manager I (JC - 405183) 03/14/24 at State Water Resources Control Board for job 8751061
State Water Resources Control Board - California State Water Resources Control Board
Expires: 3/15/24

3/1/24 Reports Planner for job 8748396
Washington State Department of Transportation
Expires: 3/15/24

2/29/24 Seasonal Clerk (JC - 419270) 03/12/24 at State Water Resources Control Board for job 8745815
State Water Resources Control Board - California State Water Resources Control Board
Expires: 3/13/24

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Communication & Arts Career Community

Jordan Brown '13 Spotlight

Jordan Brown '13

Living in North B during my freshman year was truly a transformative experience for me. As I settled into the second floor, I found myself becoming part of an incredible community that felt more like family than just friends.

Carissa Patrone Maikuri '12 & '18 Spotlight

Carissa Patrone Maikuri '12 & '18

Some of my favorite memories that I cherish were from discussions during my Spanish class with Zulema Moret focused on feminist voices from Latin America.

Susan Howard '10 & '15 Spotlight

Susan Howard '10 & '15

Between my undergrad classes, graduate classes, and interactions with faculty and staff campus-wide, I developed countless friendships and working relationships that I will always be grateful for.

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Student Organizations and Professional Associations - Communication and the Arts

On-campus student organizations with a professional goal are an excellent way to explore your future career and get involved in your field. For more information on the organizations below use the GVSU LakerLink.

  • Ad Club
  • American Advertising Federation
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
  • American Marketing Association
  • Anchored in Poetry
  • Animators Guild
  • Arab Culture Club
  • Fish Ladder
  • Grand PR
  • Grand Valley Journal of History
  • Grand Valley Television
  • GV Out of the Blue
  • GVSU Chinese Club
  • GVSU French Club
  • GVSU German Club
  • GVSU Italian Club
  • GVSU Japanese Club
  • GVSU Russian Club
  • GVSU Spanish Club
  • GVSU Winter Guard
  • In the Margins
  • National Communication Association
  • Organization for Professional Writers
  • Professional Sales Association
  • PRSSA
  • Toastmasters
  • WCKS The Whale Student Radio
  • Writer’s Club

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Career Community- Communication & the Arts

JCPenney Suit Up - Winter 2024

March 24, 2024 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

All Grand Valley students and alumni are invited to attend a GVSU/JCPenney Suit-Up Event! This event will include options to participate virtually or in-person. In-person: Come to JCPenney at RiverTown...

2024 HTM Networking Extravaganza!

March 25, 2024 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Stop by before, after, or even during classes from 10:30am-3:30pm on Monday, March 25, 2024 in the Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall (105E DeVos Center) to chat to local managers from a variety of hospitality...

Careers in Communication and the Arts

March 26, 2024 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Careers in Communication & The Arts allows students to learn more about career opportunities in communications, journalism, writing, film and video, and related sectors. Students will network with...

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Micro-Internships

A micro-internship is a short-term, paid project that can be completed within 5-40 hours, typically due within a week to a month. These projects require no on-boarding and can be completed by a college student with minimal instruction. These are important but low-risk tasks that can be completed either on-site or remotely.


Meet Your Communication & the Arts Career Advisor

Lisa Knapp

Lisa Knapp

Office Address: 200 Student Services
Phone: (616) 331-3311
Email: [email protected]

Lisa is a Career Advisor who works with students, faculty, and employers in the communications, humanities, and liberal studies programs. She also works closely with our first and second year students as they begin exploring the world of work. 




Page last modified February 21, 2024