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Career Services for Alumni

As an alumnus of Medill’s degree and certificate programs in journalism or IMC, you have free access to Medill Career Services for life. Medill Career Services professionals are here to help you take your career in the direction you want to go and assist you in your job search.

Check out some of the resources and services we offer for alumni below.

Job postings and career events

Handshake is an online career management system for Medill students and alumni. Search and apply for jobs, view career services events and workshops, and create a profile with your resume and work samples.

Log in to Handshake

NEW: Handshake recently replaced MEDILLINK. We encourage you to register for and log in to Handshake to take advantage of its enhanced features.

If you have questions about Handshake, please contact Medill Program Assistant Paul Manyara.


Individual career advising

Career advisers coach alumni by phone, Skype and email as well as in person on campus. Career advisers are available to:

Career fairs

We host both in-person and virtual career fairs to connect alumni with employers. More than 40 employers attend our annual winter career fair. You will receive invitations to these events through the email address we have on file.


Our networking events help you connect with these alumni and professionals looking to hire top talent. You will receive invites to these events through the email address we have on file.

Contact us

To take advantage of the career services offered for Medill alumni, contact us at 847-491-2049 or