Internships, Careers and Graduate School
We are committed to advising students in identifying and choosing successful internship, graduate school, and career opportunities.
In addition to our faculty members, who serve as excellent resources, networking connections, and advisers, the Betty and B. Frank Matthews II ’49 Center for Career Development (Matthews Center) also provides a large number of online and in-person services to assist students in finding internships, graduate programs, and career opportunities.
Internships provide students opportunities to explore their interests in meaningful ways with real-word applications. Students participate in internships during the academic year and/or over the summer, domestically and/or abroad. A sample of recent student internships range from Post-Production at HBO to Creative Services at BBC America to Press Information at the Stockholm International Film Festival and Set Runner for the film The Hobbit.
Our faculty members regularly assist students in identifying internships, as do the Career Services staff members. Students also may access the college's internship database and strong alumni network.
The film and media studies minor prepares students for graduate-level study through rigorous coursework, high-level research and publication opportunities, and individual advising/guidance as they make plans for continued study. Our students leave Davidson with the skills and experience they need for success in graduate school and beyond.
Our alumni have attended many of the nation's top graduate programs, earning master's and doctoral degrees in at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Colorado-Boulder, and the Teachers College of Columbia University.
Our graduates' interests are diverse and multi-faceted, and they pursue careers in a wide range of industries in public and private sectors. We focus on preparing students to think analytically, creatively and cultivate multimedia literacy in whatever professional roles they find themselves. Recent graduates have worked as Development Assistant at Gran Via Productions, Entertainment Coordinator at NBC Universal, Manager of Program Development at Smithsonian Channel, Production Assistant for The Good Wife and Madame Secretary, and Set Lighting Technician for The Vampire Diaries.