Film and Video Production Career Guide

Consider joining the Communication and the Arts or any other Career Community you are interested in!

Past Internship Sites:

  • Flavorlab, New York City
  • Mosaic Film Experience
  • WKTV
  • Allied Productions
  • Feel Like You Belong
  • River City Studios
  • Frederick Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park
  • Susan Mast ALS Foundation
  • ESPN
  • Cannes Film Festival

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Freelance Graphic Designer – New York City, New York
  • Academic Advisor – Grand Valley State University
  • Digital Advertising Specialist – Deksia
  • Customer Success Manager – DealerOn
  • Social Media Coordinator – Resurrection Life Church
  • Assistant Golf Professional – Petosky-Bay View Country Club
  • Sales Executive– Zillow Group
  • Assistant Event Manager – Gilmore Catering
  • Service Advocate– Farmers Insurance
  • Media Buyer/CRM Planner – Lake Michigan Credit Union
  • Videographer – Spring Meadow Nursery
  • Director, Audio-Visual Services – Bluewater
  • Production Coordinator – Point Studio Inc.
  • Art Director – Publicis Sapient
  • Senior Video Editor – 52 Watt Studios
  • Creative Director – Freshwater Digital LLC
  • Media Production Specialist– Michigan Department of Education
  • Media Consultant – O.D. Apparel
  • Senior Executive Assistant – Mercantile Bank of Michigan
  • Project Manager – BizStream


Breana Malloy '21 Spotlight

Breana Malloy '21

One of my fondest memories at Grand Valley is working on my first short film as the Producer. I had no idea what I was doing yet I felt so empowered as a filmmaker. I ended up making friends that are still a part of my life and my film crews!

Katie Dehn '06 Spotlight

Katie Dehn '06

My favorite experience was working on the GVSU Summer Film Project: The Gospel According to Roy. It was a unique experience that was just like working on a professional set with professional actors and crew.

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • Grand Valley Television
  • GV Film Academy
  • Cinesthesia
  • GVFX
  • Summer Film Project
  • Many local film festivals

Study Abroad Programs

As a future graduate with an Advertising and Public Relations major or minor degree, you will be confronting global issues and will work in internationally-operated companies. "Wake up and face the earth!" T. Friedman advised us in his bestseller ‘The World is Flat’. 

Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Technological expertise related to equipment and software
  • Written and visual storytelling
  • Decisive and problem-solving leadership
  • Synthesizing information into compelling content
  • Adaptability
  • The ability to present specific viewpoints
  • Editing
  • Meeting deadlines

Graduate & Professional Programs

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Page last modified December 12, 2022