Career Prep

Prepare for a lifetime of success

Media are fluid and constantly evolving, and so too are media careers.

Your career will likely span multiple segments of the media industry, including — possibly — platforms that don’t exist yet.

Specialized study and experience during college will prepare you for your first job, whether that’s in film or TV production, advertising, news reporting, game development, public relations, media research or graphic design.

But these seemingly separate careers are all rooted in one common skill: storytelling.

That’s why The Media School brings all these programs together into one school. You’ll develop transferrable skills and learn to think about media in a way that prepares you for not only your first job, but all the careers that follow.

Your first job

Recent graduates’ first employers include:

  • Disney
  • Starcom
  • Kelly Scott Madison
  • Washington Post
  • NBC
  • ESPN

Specialized career resources

A student talks with a corporate representative at a table during a networking session.

Media School students benefit from the expertise of the Walter Center for Career Achievement. Take advantage of media-specific career coaching, job and internship leads, employer site visits and networking events.

Visit the Walter Center’s website

While the possibilities are infinite, we’ve created a guide to some of the most common career paths taken by Media School alumni to help you get started. Take a look.


Completing an internship is the best way to make sure the career you think you want will be one you’ll actually love. Plus, you’ll gain valuable experience putting classroom theory to work — and start building a network that will boost your chances of landing the job of your dreams after you graduate.

Find an internship

Career treks

 Students can visit nearby cities, such as Indianapolis and Chicago, to get a firsthand look at the day-in-the-life of media professionals. Past site visits include The Indiana Pacers, Eli Lilly, Blast Media, B1G Ten Network, Dittoe Public Relations, Spectrum Science Communications, Inc., and the NCAA.

Learn more about the treks
Kieran Farr

My path to become a marketing leader at a technology company was not a straight path at all. It was curvy — winding through different specializations from engineering to founder, business development and product.

Kieran Farr, BA’05, vice president of marketing at Bitmovin