Career Exploration

In today's society, employers value flexibility, versatility, and critical thinking more than ever before. Students emerge from our undergraduate program with a number of valuable skills that can be applied to multiple academic and career paths. A bachelor's degree in CSCL or SCMC can lead to a career in advertising, film production, teaching, publishing, animation, and more. Our undergraduate program teaches students to be independent thinkers, with open minds and strong opinions that they can back up through their coursework in critical theory and cultural critique.

Graduates of our BA program go on to positions in a variety of fields, such as:

Learn more about what you can do with a major in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature or Studies in Cinema and Media Culture.
  • Marketing specialist
  • Professor
  • Casting director
  • Book reviewer
  • Events coordinator
  • Cinematographer

Explore your options

Utilize CLA Career Services staff and resources to help you navigate your career exploration and post-graduation planning process. You are encouraged to schedule an individual appointment with a CLA Career Counselor by calling 612-624-7577 and to attend upcoming employer and career events and workshops to start building a network. You can also connect with us online via Facebook and LinkedIn.

Career development is a lifelong process of self-discovery, active participation in meaningful experiences, and career decision-making and planning. This can be overwhelming due to the vast amount of information one can find on any given field. Therefore, we encourage you to seek experience through research opportunities, community engagement, and internships to help you feel confident in your decision upon graduation. Students may also also gain valuable and relevant skills by studying abroad or joining a student organization.

Meet with our department career counselor!

In addition to our academic advisor, the CLA Career Services office invites you to schedule an appointment with a career counselor