Internships in the Visual Communication Design Major

The change to Visual Communication Design will be effective as of Fall 2020.

Create a Highly Marketable Visual Communication Design Résumé

Because you'll follow an in-depth curriculum in the Visual Communication Design major starting in your first semester, you'll be qualified sooner for internships. During your sophomore year, you will go through our sophomore review where you'll gain feedback, guidance, and direction from the full-time faculty members who teach in the Visual Communication Design program, along with critiques on where you're at in the program. In your final year, you'll complete a professional-level design portfolio of your creative works and have it rigorously and individually critiqued during the senior portfolio review by a panel of guest designers. When you begin to apply for internships and jobs, you'll have the tools you need to stand out in a highly competitive market.

Recent Internship Locations for Visual Communication Design Majors

Seventh Generation
Alchemy & Science
Driven Studio
Solidarity of Unbridled Labour
Rome Snowboards
Select Design
FUSE Marketing
Burton Snowboards

How We Prepare You to Land Internships

Great internships don't just happen. You need to develop valuable skills, create a good résumé, receive expert guidance, and you need an "in." At Champlain, we make sure you are well-prepared in all four of these areas.

  • The Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to get extensive classroom learning and hands-on experience with industry professionals in your major in your first year, which gives you the real world skills and qualifications to begin taking internships as early as the summer before your sophomore year.

  • Champlain's Career Collaborative will help you develop your professional résumé and hone your interview skills. By graduation, you'll have created a career marketing plan highlighting the unique talents and benefits that set you apart from other job candidates.

  • Your professors will become your reliable mentors, pointing out the strategic academic and co-curricular activities they will help you build your professional skill-set and enhance your résumé.

  • Local and national employers turn to Champlain for college interns because they are universally better prepared to work in professional environments than the majority of their peers from other institutions. Many Champlain graduates receive full and part-time job offers from the organizations where they first took their internships.

Read more about Champlain graduates' Career Success.