University of Iowa graduates have found work on sets in Hollywood and New York as location managers, editors, camera assistants, writers, producer’s assistants, location managers, casting agents, and more. Graduates also have found work in San Francisco, Chicago, Milwaukee, Seattle and many other cities, with jobs in distribution, programming, documentary research, and education, among others.

In addition to student-run clubs offering professional experience, such as Student Video Production (SVP), panels with faculty, current students and alumni now in the industry, and a wealth of internship opportunities, cinema students have the option to enroll in CINE:3080 - The Business of Filmmaking, a course devoted to careers in cinema.

Career Resources for UI Undergraduate Students

The Pomerantz Career Center provides high-quality resources and services to students, alumni, and employers. The site has information designed to help you move through the various stages of the job search process, including the Handshake@UIowa website as well as information on upcoming employer visits, internships, and careers after college.

Schedule an Appointment with a Career Advisor: https://careers.uiowa.edu/about/schedule-appointment
Attend a Job, Internship, or Career Fair: https://careers.uiowa.edu/events/career-fair
Finding and Creating Internships: https://careers.uiowa.edu/students/finding-internship
Interview Practice: https://careers.uiowa.edu/students/mock-interviewsinterviewstream
Job Search and Resume Basics: https://careers.uiowa.edu/resumes
Federal Government Employment Resources: https://careers.uiowa.edu/students/federal-government-employment-resources