Welcome to Medill Career Services (MCS)! We look forward to providing guidance in your efforts to further your career. Please read the information below to see how we might best assist you.
The Career & Internship Fair is April 10, 2013!
Process for accessing our services:
MCS services are available to all students of Medill’s degree programs in IMC. Career Advisors coach students by phone, email or in person at our offices on campus. We are also available to you by phone or email when you’re away from the Evanston campus. We schedule outreach hours for the PT-IMC students in the Chicago newsroom and can schedule workshops downtown based upon interest and availability.
Our advising and programming process covers a variety of career management issues, including job search strategies, resume and cover letter review and interview preparation.
Drop in availability is limited due to our scheduled appointments, so please plan schedule appointments in MEDILLINK ahead of time.
Services MCS provides:
MEDILLINK Database for IMC Students – We welcome you to our career management system which is for the proprietary use of Medill students.
Our database allows you to:
• Upload multiple cover letters, resumes, clips, and other documents
• Apply directly to Medill-specific jobs posted in the system
• Search for Medill-specific jobs, internships, and fellowships in one place
• Save settings for job searches to be used again at the click of a button
• Set automatic notifications to announce when new postings are in the system
• Sign-up for and view appointments with Medill Career Services staff, upcoming events, and upcoming workshops on your own calendar in the system
Log in to MEDILLINK with your NetID and password.
Individual career advising – Our advising covers search strategy, offer negotiation strategy, self-assessment support, resume and cover letter review and other issues related to your career.
Use the Web to find a job - numerous links can be found here for all IMC students, along with LinkedIn groups.
LinkedIn Guide - the professional social network that you should join.
Career-related workshops – Session topics include resume development and cover letter writing, interview preparation, search strategies, internships, and many others.
Career resource library - Hard copy reference materials, computer workstations, scanner, fax and copier are available to you.
Recruiting updates - Emails are sent to current student listservs highlighting career information, scheduled employer visits and job leads.
“Hot Jobs” emails - Announcements are sent to current student listservs that contain job leads for which employers specifically request Medill applicants.
On-Campus Recruiting - MCS coordinates IMC recruiting for full-time jobs and summer residencies.
Where we're located:
Medill Career Services
Resource Center, room 106, Fisk Hall
Staff offices, room 107, Fisk Hall
1845 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
Normal office hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Our Student Engagement Staff:
Jim O'Brien, Director
Kimberley Cornwell, Associate Director
Jerry Donahue, Assistant Directo
Beverley Stewart, Program Assistant
Maintaining ethical standards is critical to sustaining the high regard employers place on Medill and our students. Unethical behavior will not be tolerated by the administration or Medill Career Services and may result in suspension of MCS privileges, including the ability to participate in on-campus recruiting or the spring Career Fair. Examples of unethical behavior include:
- Reneging on acceptances of employment
- Plagiarizing cover letters or resumes
- Misrepresenting one’s experiences on a resume