The variety of positions and achievements Medill alumni have attained inspire those who want great careers in journalism, media and marketing communications. As these industries quickly evolve, you might be imagining a top job at a leading media organization or a career path that doesn't even currently exist. Regardless, the skills and experiences you gain here will prepare you to pursue big goals. Here are just a few examples of career directions our graduates have taken, along with a sample of our alums holding notable positions in these fields. If you're reading this, you're probably considering the value of a Medill degree. Here's proof.
Never think you’re not good enough for the job.
Think about the job you really want and do not be afraid to hold out for it.
Just as you would pitch a story, pitch yourself.
My knowledge of — and experience in — journalism gives me an advantage when working with journalists on behalf of my clients.
Go east! New York City is not the only place to find a job.
No two projects are ever the same. For a generalist like me, it’s the best.
I owe my crafting of public media stories infused with human emotion to Brent Huffman.
When people see you went to Medill, they take you seriously.
The background that the students get here at Medill seems to be a great crossover into the positions we have.Marie SuteraDirector of Human ResourcesChicago Blackhawks
The background that the students get here at Medill seems to be a great crossover into the positions we have.
We’ve had a lot of success with Medill, specifically the business reporting program because of the types of assignments and exposure they have.Emma KynochRecruiterBloomberg
We’ve had a lot of success with Medill, specifically the business reporting program because of the types of assignments and exposure they have.
Lindsay StortzConsultant Towers Watson
Medill has one of the greatest networks in the industry. Everywhere I go, people know about Northwestern and Medill.Jeff LeeDirector of ContentHanley Wood
Medill has one of the greatest networks in the industry. Everywhere I go, people know about Northwestern and Medill.
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