With an emphasis on students' professional development, faculty closely attend to student's development and professional preparation. The digital communications curriculum, combined with LVC's career resources at your disposal, helps prepare you for life after college.

Portfolios and Professional Development
Professional development is an integral part of digital communications. Starting in the fall of 2013, incoming digital communications students in all concentrations must design, develop, and present in the spring of their sophomore year a portfolio of their work (DCOM 099). Portfolio preparation is infused throughout all years of the digital communications curriculum and successfully passing the portfolio presentation is a prerequisite both for the required internship and for graduation.

Internships play a large role in Digital Communications. Students who declare DigiCOM as their major will be required to take at least three credits of internship, which is pass/fail.  The requirements for the internship are: a Portfolio of work performed during internship, a short reflection piece (500-750 words or one video of similar length) describing how they applied principles, methods or ideas from specific classes in the major, a weekly journal detailing their activities, a time log (spreadsheet listing hours and tasks), and an internship evaluation form filled out by onsite supervisor

 Since its origination in 2002, Digital Communications students have interned in the following areas:

  • journalist intern for a regional newspapers
  • instructional design intern for the website of a public television affiliate
  • public relations intern
  • graphic design intern
  • trade management intern for an international chocolate corporation
  • web commerce and promotions
  • usability and info design intern for a national supplier of agricultural supplies
  • intern responsible for web-site design and development
  • e-marketing intern for a metropolitan online restaurant and activities guide
  • webmaster for an international law firm
  • network and IT support intern for a law firm
  • help desk and support intern for public Radio/TV station
  • many PR/Advertising/New Media interns for agencies and in-house

The following student stories illustrate what you could do as a digital communications major:

Vania Hardy - Web Design Intern
Holly Staub - Interface Design Intern

You can find information on internships, schedule interviews, and learn about how to best prepare for and enter the job-market at LVC's Career Center.