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6 films to watch during your job search

As the semester ends and many students graduate, the search for a post-grad job begins! Here are recommendations from Joni Clayton of films about jobs, careers, and more. All films are available to watch through the library for free for all current U student, staff, and faculty.

Film recommendations:

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

A journalism graduate becomes an assistant to one of the city’s biggest magazine editors, the ruthless Miranda Priestly. But is putting up with her egomaniacal boss really worth it?

I Work (2021)

People share self-shot stories about their jobs and careers as they navigate the changes they’re experiencing and the goals they’re working towards. From teachers to truck drivers, they explore what it really means to work in America today.

The New Italian Job (2018)

The old is new. Ditching conventional careers, a generation of hip young Italians is rediscovering the grand tradition of “Made in Italy.” Hamish MacDonald takes an exhilarating road trip to meet them.

Unique Space Jobs (2018)

Emily Calandrelli explores the most unique jobs in the space industry.

Up in the Air (2009)

Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert who flies all over the world on business. Just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles, and meeting the frequent traveler woman of his dreams, his company grounds him.

Vice Special Report: The Future of Work (2009)

This film examines how radical developments in automation and artificial intelligence are set to change the world of work as we know it.

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