Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will
allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well
introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information,
email Dr. Dave Reiss, electronic media & film department internship coordinator.
The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making
use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields
you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.
Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview,
you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally,
and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online
via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.
Common industry related questions
What form of media engages you the most?
What kind of stories do you want to tell?
You’ve been offered a well-rounded education at Towson. Narrowing it down is the hard
part. What do you want to specialize in?
Tell us about some of the film projects you have worked on.
What is your preferred role when working on a film set?
Of which project are you most proud?
What is your favorite film and why?
What can a team expect from you?
Tell us about your experience with pre-production/production/post-production.
What is the most challenging role for you when working on a film?
When did you decide that you wanted to pursue a career in electronic media and film,
What knowledge do you have about electronic media and film? What is your area of expertise?
For what type of work environment are you looking?
Can you tell me three current events that are happening in your field of expertise?
What was the biggest mistake you ever made on the job?
Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price
membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings,
field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections
on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.