Careers in digital media are highly needed in today's world and involve a mix of various jobs and skills. Digital media specialists design and develop content for video games, websites, animation, special effects and marketing initiatives. If analytics are your special talent, you can also find jobs working with information technology and web analytics.
Job Title Examples:
- Digital Media Specialist
- Computer Programmer
- Video Game Designer
- Web Application Developer
- Web Analytic Specialist
- Problem solving skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Attention to detail
- Analytical skills
- Organizational skills
- Communication skills
Using IrishCompass, LinkedIn, and ND’s alumni association directory called myND is the best way to start on the networking front. Building relationships and networking is a key factor when it comes to finding out about opportunities in this sector as well. Stay in touch with ND alumni groups in whatever city you’re pursuing a career in Digital Media in - most likely they will be willing to help you get connected and find potential opportunities.
Please note, it’s common for companies in this industry to post directly to their own website’s employment pages - it’s recommended to also check these for opportunities.
It is important to note that this industry may not be as active during the standard on-campus recruiting periods. Employers in these fields may operate on a different schedule based on full-time and internship needs. Networking is critical with this industry.
Applying and Interviewing
Your resume will often be the first impression for a potential employer. You want to make sure that your resume is concise, direct, and specific. Ensure that your resume is tailored for the position and for the industry. Highlighting relevant coursework can demonstrate your fit for a particular position. Review our guide on resumes for more information on how to construct one.
A cover letter introduces you to a potential employer. Use the position description to make specific connections between your skills and experience and what the organization is looking for in a candidate. The cover letter should be concise and well-written—if a potential employer reads your cover letter and is intrigued, they will then read your resume. Your cover letter should not repeat your resume verbatim, but enhance it. Together the cover letter and resume can help land you an interview. Review our guide on cover letters for more information on how to construct one.
Most interviews will contain a mixture of resume based questions (questions about your past experience) and behavioral based questions (your ability to handle prospective situations at work. Most positions will begin with an interview that has a mix of these questions. Review our guide on common interview questions.
Preparation is extremely important for interviews. Research the company/organization, current and previous projects they’ve worked on, and even the people that you’re interviewing with. This will not only help provide talking points but will show your knowledge and genuine interest in the position. Utilize our resources on how to best prepare yourself to excel in your interview.
Being able to show work examples is a key component when preparing to interview. The Advertising Industry, most of the time, requires a robust portfolio including specific examples of writing, design, campaigns, and other relevant work to the industry. Tailoring your portfolio to the kind of work that the company that you’re applying to is important.
An online portfolio is a great resource to build over time that visually displays the work that you have done. There are several online platforms to build your own website such as square space or wix. Having a well made online portfolio or website will help you to stand out and provide employers easy access to view your work.
- Agent of Change Podcast
- Digital Lifestyle Podcast
- Digital, New Tech & Brand Strategy Podcast
- Digital Marketing Podcast
- Recode Media
- Digiday Podcasts
- Modern Marketing Engine Podcast
Meet with a career counselor
- Fighting Irish Media
- App Club
- Information Technology, Analytics, and Operations Club of Notre Dame
- Sports Analytics
- Media Industry Club
- Entertainment & Media Industry Club FB
- Grotto Network
- 20th Century Fox
- Northwestern Medicine
- Sprout Social
- Accenture Interactive
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