Students interested in this community may wish to focus on careers in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and/or entertainment services.

Creative Arts occupations focus on using various mediums to convey creative expression through visual arts, theatre, dance, film, and presentation of sound and video. Individuals working in this industry spend time developing opportunities to showcase work, building portfolios, studying and rehearsing roles, and collaborating with other arts organizations and individuals.

Communications fields focus on the transferrable skills of written and verbal communication in a variety of different career paths. This includes everything from global, multibillion-dollar businesses that connect manufacturers to consumers and small nonprofits that create and disseminate content to specific constituencies or audiences.

Sports & Entertainment occupations encompass every facet of the sports/entertainment industry at the local, regional, and national levels. The sports industry is a market in which people, activities, businesses, and organizations are involved in producing, facilitating, promoting, or organizing any activity, experience, or business enterprise focused on sports. The most common careers in the entertainment field include jobs in production or direction, business or management, and artistic performance.

Fall 2020 Employer Engagement Events for COM/SPT

 

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Jobs & Internships

Check out the Elon Job Network (EJN) for the latest Creative Arts, Communications, Sports and Entertainment jobs and internships. For additional Creative Arts, Communications, Sports and Entertainment-specific job and internships, check out the links below.

ORGANIZATIONS STILL ACTIVELY HIRING DURING COVID-19

Alumni-Owned Businesses List – 317 businesses listed, can be sorted by location – updated regularly

Candor – Companies Hiring Status During COVID-19 (Updating live & regularly)

CDC Foundation – hiring Contact Tracers throughout the United States as part of COVID-19 Emergency Response Jobs

COVINTERN – Find an Internship – resource created and made available to all college students by Indiana University student, Wade Fletcher.

GitHub – 2020 Internship Status Due to COVID-19

Handshake List – Handshake has opened up this list of companies to all students at all colleges-universities throughout the U.S. – another dynamic list that will be updated regularly

The Muse – Companies Hiring During COVID-19

Micro-Internships

Students from all majors can execute professional assignments to build and demonstrate skills while exploring a variety of career paths (These are not meant to be academic credit-seeking internships.)

CREATIVE ARTS

ArtJobs.com

A community for the arts, cultural and creative industries.

BookJobs.com

Sponsored by the Association of American Publishers, the leading trade association for the U.S. book and publishing industry

BroadwayWorld

A theatre news website based in New York City that publishes daily coverage of Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional, and international theatre productions.

Music Jobs USA

OfftheStageJobs

Job listings for roles other than performing roles.

TV and Film

Entertainment careers – production jobs

COMMUNICATIONS

Advertising Age

Search jobs from today’s top advertising and marketing companies

Authenticjobs

Job board for designers, developers, and creative pros

Coroflot

Design jobs

Creative Ham

CreativeHotlist

Job board for creatives in communication arts

Diversity Action Alliance

List of communications jobs from organizations seeking diverse talent

Dribble

Discover and connect with designers and jobs worldwide

Digital and Social Media

Gateway to Mashable’s community of leading digital talent (jobs posted).

Entertainment careers

Entertainment job and internship listings

Hollylist

Entertainment job and internship listings

Interactive Design IxDA

Job board for interaction design

JournalismJobs.com

Find your next media job

JournalismNext.com

Leading job and community website for minority journalists and media professionals.

Mandy.com

Jobs platform for cast, crew and creative professionals

MediaBistro

PR Week Jobs

Search for PR jobs

Prof KRG

Media jobs and internships

Public Affairs

The career center (Public Affairs Council) lists the most recent public affairs job announcements and career opportunities from top corporations, associations and firms.

Public Relations

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) job board

SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT

American Hockey League

American Junior Golf Association

Blue Fish Jobs

NIRSA – jobs in collegiate recreation and beyond

Churchill Downs

Comcast Spectacor

A leader in sports and entertainment

East Coast Hockey League

FootballScoop

Jobs in football – all levels DI, DII, DIII, NAIA, NFL – strength jobs

HigherEdJobs – athletics and coaching

International Facilities Management Association –  IFMA

Jobs in Sports

(Username: careerservices@elon.edu PW: SPDC2015)

MLB – Major League Baseball

MiLB – Minor League Baseball

MLS – Major League Soccer

NASCAR – National Association for Stock Car Racing

NBA – National Basketball Association

NCAA – The Martket – Careers in College Athletics

NFL – National Football League

NHL – National Hockey League

National Recreation and Park Association

North Carolina Recreation & Park Association

Octagon

Octagon is the world’s largest sponsorship consulting practice and a pioneer and leader in athlete and personality representation and management.

Sports Career News Feed

Current listings of jobs and internships

Teamwork Online

Connecting people to careers in sports and live events

USA Baseball

Work in Sports

YMCA Career Opportunities

 

Explore Occupations

CAREERS IN CREATIVE ARTS

Careers in Art – How to become

Careers in Music

CareerOneStop

10 Creative Careers that Won’t Require You to Be a Starving Artist

Music Careers

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Art and Design Occupations

CAREERS IN COMMUNICATIONS

Cinema & Television Arts

Get in Media

Explore careers in entertainment

Communication Design

AIGA Career Guide

Information about careers in design

Journalism

Journalism Career Information and Job Duties

Media Analytics

Media Analyst – The Career

How to Become a Media Analyst

Media Analyst Salary Info.

Strategic Communications

2020_agency_salary_snapshot 2020_corp_salary_snapshot

Interactive Media

Interactive Media Careers

Graphic Design & Interactive Media Career Paths

CAREERS IN SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Entertainment and Sports Occupations

Sport Management

Majors at Elon University

Employment Outlook and Trends

Professional Associations

CREATIVE ARTS

Art

American Alliance of Museums – Large unifying organization of museums. Strives to create standards of practice within museums within the United States

American Art Therapy Association – A non-profit organization engaged in promoting the profession and the professional practice of art therapy

American Craft Council – National organization which hosts national craft shows and conferences, publishes two magazines, maintains an extensive awards program and is home to a comprehensive library and archives

American Institute of Graphic Arts – A large national cohort of all forms of communication design, including graphic design, typography, interaction design, branding and identity

American Society of Media Photographers – a professional association of imaging professionals, including photojournalists, architectural, underwater, food/culinary and advertising photographers as well as video/film makers and other specialists.

Animation World Network – A online publishing group that specializes in resources for animators, with an extensive website offering news, articles and links for professional animators and animation fans.

Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design – A non-profit consortium of 39 leading art and design colleges in the United States and Canada

Association of Medical Illustrators – the premier global resource for promoting the power of visual media to advance scientific understanding, communication, education, research, and offers certification in the field of medical illustration.

College Art Association –  The principal organization in the United States for professionals in the visual arts, from students to art historians to emeritus faculty.

Industrial Designers Society of America –  a membership-based not-for-profit organization that promotes the practice and education of industrial design.

National Cartoonists Society – the world’s largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists.

National Press Photographers Association – fights for the working news photographer, videographer and multimedia journalist in the Internet age.

Society of American Archivists – Promotes the value and diversity of archives and archivists and serves as the preeminent resource for the profession.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators –  Acts as a powerful force to effect important changes within the field of children’s literature, promoting new copyright legislation, equitable treatment of authors and artists and fair contract terms.

Society of Illustrators –  A professional society based in New York City. It was founded to promote the art of illustration and holds an annual exhibition.

Dance

American Dance Guild – United-States based guild for American dancers dedicated to supporting artists and bringing the dance community together.

American Dance Therapy Association – Establishes and maintains standards of professional education in the field of dance/movement therapy.

Dance USA – Dance/USA is the national service organization for professional dance promoting Leadership & Learning, Research & Information, Advocacy & Visibility, and Archiving & Preservation within dance.

National Association of Schools of Dance – Was established in 1981 to develop a closer relationship among schools and programs of dance for the purpose of examining and improving practices and professional standards in dance education and training.

National Dance Education Organization – National non-profit organization supporting dance education and dance in the United States, it is a membership services organization that supports dance teachers with programs and services.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society – An independent national labor union, representing theatrical directors and choreographers, working on Broadway and on National tours, Off-Broadway, and in various resident, regional, stock and dinner theatres throughout the United States

Music

American Federation of Musicians – A large labor union representing professional instrumental musicians in the United States and Canada.

American Guild of Musical Artists – An international organization that offers certification in the field of medical illustration

American Music Therapy Association – The American Music Therapy Association is a resource and organization dedicated to professional music therapists committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession.

Conductors Guild –  A non-union organization which offers services to enhance the training and development of conductors and promises to represent the views of conductors to the larger community of music professionals.

League of American Orchestras – is a North American service organization with 700 member orchestras and leads, serves, and advocates for orchestras and the orchestral art form

Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association – An international organization that was formed to bring together educators with leaders of the music and entertainment industries by facilitating an exchanging of information between educators and practitioners in order to prepare students for careers in the music and entertainment industries.

Music Teachers National Association – An American nonprofit professional organization for the support, growth, and development of music-teaching professionals

National Association for Music Education – An organization of American music educators dedicated to advancing and preserving music education as part of the core curriculum of schools in the United States.

Society for Ethnomusicology – a global, interdisciplinary network of individuals and institutions engaged in the study of music across all cultural contexts and historical periods

Women in Music – Non-profit working to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition.

Theatre & Acting

Actors Equity Association – Seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans.

American Association of Community Theatre – AACT offers a wide range of opportunities to share experiences, problems, successes and love of theatre.

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists – Brings together two American labor unions: Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to preserve the rights of those involved on all media distribution platforms.

American Society of Cinematographers  –  An organization that promotes  cultural, educational, and professional development for Cinematographers.

Association for Theater in Higher Education – United States-based non-profit membership organization whose mission is “To support and advance the study and practice of theatre and performance in higher education.

Directors Guild of America – An entertainment guild that represents the interests of film and television directors in the United States motion picture industry and abroad.

Educational Theatre Association – Committed to shaping lives through theatre education by honoring student achievement, supporting educators, and influencing public policy

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees –  A labor union representing over 140,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, motion picture and television production, and trade shows.

National Association of Schools of Theatre – Establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for theatre and theatre-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other theatre-related endeavors.

Screen Actors Guild – An American labor union representing actors, journalists, radio personalities, recording artists, singers, voice actors, and other media professionals worldwide.

Stage Managers Association – The only professional association for stage managers in the United States.

Dramatists Guild – The National Trade Association of playwrights, composers, lyricists, & librettists

Stage Directors & Choreographers Society – Union that represents choreographers and stage directors for both all professional contracts, including Broadway and National Tours

COMMUNICATIONS

Cinema and Television Arts

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

International Documentary Association

Communication Design

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) – The Professional Association for Design

Dexigner

Directory of design organizations

Journalism

Online News Association

Society of Professional Journalists

The Radio Television Digital News Association

American Society of Media Photographers

The Association of Magazine Media

Media Analytics

Digital Analytics Association

SearchEngineLand

Articles and current information – SEO

RaleighSEOMeetup

Get realistic information and guidance on what works with search marketing.

Triangle Marketing Club

Networking organization includes great information from leaders in the industry plus opportunities to network with experts within the Triangle area

Strategic Communications

American Advertising Federation (AAF)

Includes members across all disciplines and career levels in advertising.

American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA)

The 4A’s empowers members to drive commerce, spark connections, and shape culture through infinite creativity.

Advertising Educational Federation

Brings together advertising, marketing and academic communities to educate and inspire the next generation of talent while advancing the understanding of marketing and advertising in society.

PR Council

Resources including best practices, webinars and publications

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

Offers career guidance to help get you on the right path to your next job. Career resources are available at every stage of your career.

Interactive Media

Interaction Design Association (IXDA)

Smashing Magazine

UX Magazine

A List Apart

UXPin

5 Important Questions You Need To Be Able To Answer In The UX Interview

SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance

American Junior Golf Association

Comprehensive list

NCAA – National Collegiate Athletic Association

NJCAA – National Junior College Athletic Association

North American Society for Sport Management

 

Student Organizations

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL

American Advertising Federation

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/americanadvertisingfederation

Interested in advertising? Join Elon’s chapter of the American Advertising Federation to learn more about the industry and collaborate with other creative students. Our goal is to help our members successfully make the transition from just learning about advertising, to actually being able to apply skills and talents to real world projects.

Audio Engineering Society

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/audioengineeringsociety

“Students, Faculty, Staff, Mentors and more come together to discuss the music industry and gain professional connections with people in the business of music, from live and studio sound, to game audio, physics of sound and many more.”

Delta Chi Xi

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/deltachixi

“Elon’s chapter of Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity, Inc was created to uplift dance as a passion and realistic avenue that connects movement to academic excellence, international studies, outreach and education and business principles.”

Mu Phi Epsilon

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/muphiepsilon

“Mu Phi Epsilon is a professional Music Fraternity that is open to music majors and minors who have completed their first semester of music theory and aural skills. Mu Phi does service for the music community and teaches professionalism in the arts.”

Society of Professional Journalists

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/societyofprofessionaljournalists

“The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging …the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts.”

CREATIVE ARTS

Dance and Performing Arts

DanceWorks

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/danceworks

“Elon DanceWorks is a student run dance organization open to dancers and movers of all levels. We hold dance classes every week in a variety of styles ranging from ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip hop, and much more hoping to the get the Elon community moving!”

Elon’s Finest

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/elonsfinest

“To better the Elon University Community by celebrating our unity through service and entertainment.”

Elon Irish Dance Club

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/IrishDanceClub

“Elon Irish Dance Team provides opportunities for former Irish dancers to practice and perform on and off campus and opportunities for other dancers to learn and experience Irish dance.”

Please Clap

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/Laughelongs

“Please Clap is the premier all-inclusive improv club on campus…similar to an episode of “Whose Line is it Anyway”. We’re always looking for more members and more show opportunities, come laugh with us!”

Music

Renegade Productions

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/renegadeproductions

“Our mission is to promote and enact the production of student written, directed, and/or devised theater. We strive to expose students and faculty (performing arts and otherwise) to alternative methods of theatrical production, design, and performance.”

Rip_Chord

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/rip_chord

Rip_Chord is Elon’s premiere all-male a cappella group.  The group was founded in 2006, and its members dedicate themselves to providing the community with top-notch a cappella music.”

Shirley Tempos

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/ShirleyTempos

“The Shirley Tempos are an all-female a cappella group at Elon University consisting of 17 talented girls who love to sing and have a great time! When Tempos aren’t recording in the studio, goofing off in rehearsal, or performing at their end of semester concerts, they perform regularly at gigs both on and off campus.”

Smooth Progressions

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/smoothprogressions

“Smooth Progressions is an all-male A Capella ensemble. The purpose of Smooth Progressions is to enrich, entertain and inspire the Elon campus through a cappella performance.”

Sweet Signatures

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/sweetsignatures

“Sweet Signatures is Elon University’s oldest all-female a cappella group. The group was founded in 2001 by a group of women bound by their passion for singing. It has grown and evolved into an established, successful group with a strong presence both on and off campus.”

Twisted Measure

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/TwistedMeasure

“Founded in 1999, Twisted Measure is Elon’s oldest a cappella group. Comprised of a close-knit group of male and female students from a wide range of vocal and personal backgrounds, TM performs frequently on and off campus with 7 completed studio albums.”

Vital Signs

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/vitalsigns

“Vital Signs is a coed a Cappella group founded in 2011. They regularly perform on-campus at Elon and in the greater Burlington community. The group is a family of singers across all different interests, majors, and backgrounds who share one common love – performance and music.”

COMMUNICATIONS

Cinelon Productions

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/cinelon

Cinelon Productions is Elon’s only student-run film production company. It exists to connect students through film and facilitate production of film projects at a professional level.

elondocs

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/elondocs

elondocs is a School of Communications program where students participate in a year of technical assistance, small group workshops, and documentary collaboration.

ESTV

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/estv

Elon Student Television is the home to 5 student-produced TV shows here on campus. There are opportunities to get involved weekly through on-air talent, creative producing, technical aspects, and public relations for our shows!

Limelight Records

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/limelight

“We are Limelight Records, Elon University’s sole promotional group for up-and-coming student musicians. We give the unheard a voice by providing undiscovered, talented student artists with the opportunity to record their music, play live shows, develop an image, and acquire a fanbase.”

Sport Management

Elon Sports Vision

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/phoenixall-access

“Elon Sports Vision is the official broadcasting organization of the Elon Athletic Department and aims to prepare members for careers in the sports video industry.”

eSports Club

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/esports

“Goal: Elon University Esports is an organization which strives to provide a community for students interested in the world of Esports. Including popular games such as League of Legends, Overwatch, Rainbow Six: Siege, Super Smash Brothers, and many more, we make it our goal to help students form teams for games they wish to compete with against players across the United States.

Sport Management Society

https://elon.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/premiersportandeventsociety

“The Sport Management Society is a student-run organization that allows students interested in Sport Management (SPT) to connect and network with fellow students, professors and industry professionals.”

 

 

 

 

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