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


Thomas Seffernick '14 Spotlight

Thomas Seffernick '14

One of my favorite memories I remember was the nights we spent in the editing suite trying to finish up our assignments.

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