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At Calvin, you will always be encouraged to take what you learn inside the classroom and apply it to the world around you every day. Enrich your education by entering a campus film competition, running the school newspaper, or going to Washington D.C. to study great communicators in the center of American politics.

From over 70 student-led organizations to weekly campus events to service learning trips, there is always something to do on campus. Or, go even further—explore internship options in Grand Rapids or seek out new stories in countries around the globe. Whatever your interests and passions are, we want to help you pursue them in real and meaningful ways.

  • Internships
    • An internship can give you the professional experience and refined skills you need to start your career. Work in your area of interest and learn from industry leaders, entrepeneurs, and creators who are changing the way people communicate.
  • Student Organizations
    • Get out of the classroom, make some personal projects, create something meaningful, work in a dynamic community, and, most of all, have some fun!
  • Off-Campus Programs
    • Spending a semester, an interim, or even a spring break abroad will broaden your horizons, introduce you to new ways of thinking, and make your world just a little bit bigger.
  • Media Showcase
    • The Media Showcase is a biannual screening event for the presentation of student films—both collaborative class assignments and independent productions.
  • 60 Second Film Fest
    • Tell a story in 60 seconds or less.
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