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Careers

Medill Career Services is here to help you take your marketing communications career in the direction you want to go.

Whether you want to move companies, advance within your current company or negotiate a job offer, we’re here to help. Our staff is dedicated to assisting you in your job search or advancement. And we’ll be with you as you continue to advance your career in the future: As a Medill alum, you have access to Medill Career Services for life. Check out some of the resources and services we offer below.

Job postings for Medill students

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Many employers are looking to hire talented Medill students. We regularly receive job openings and email current postings to students. These jobs are also posted on MEDILLINK, an online career management system exclusively for Medill students and alumni. On MEDILLINK you can:

  • Search for jobs
  • Create a profile, including resume and work samples
  • Apply directly to jobs posted in the system
  • Receive notifications when new job postings are added

View alumni career profiles


Connecting you to the Medill network

The Medill and Northwestern alumni networks are large and powerful. Many of these alumni hire Medill students. In addition, we have built connections with professionals and companies looking to hire top marketing communications talent. Our networking events help you connect with these alumni and professionals. To help you make the most of networking opportunities, we offer tips and resources on how to network effectively.

When you join Medill, you join a network of leading professionals. Often these contacts are the people who will help you get your next job.

The Medill network

Medill and Northwestern alumni

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Medill alumni are a close-knit, loyal and dedicated family—more than 16,000 strong. And so are Northwestern’s 200,000 alumni. You can connect with alumni working in industries or companies that interest you, and many alumni consistently hire Medill students.

Companies

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Over the years, we’ve developed partnerships with hundreds of employers in a wide range of industries and locations. Our relationships with these employers allow us to connect you with jobs you’re interested in.

Faculty

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IMC faculty have deep experience in the marketing communications field. Their networks add to the vast array of people you can contact to learn more about industries and jobs that may interest you.

Personal coaching and support

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Career coaching

You are highly encouraged to talk with us about your career goals and interests. We’ll help you find and connect with potential career paths and employers. For online students, we are available to talk via phone or email to make it convenient for you.

Resume

Resume and cover letter review

We will review your resume and cover letter and provide feedback on how to make them the most effective for certain positions and industries.

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Interview preparation

The job interview is one of the most important parts of the job search, and we help prepare you to do your best. We teach you how to participate in informational interviews, and we conduct mock interviews to help you prepare. We can even record mock interviews to assess your areas of strength and opportunity.

Additional career resources

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Career site for IMC Online students

Knowing that our online students live all over the world, we’ve created a career site dedicated specifically to IMC Online students. Here you’ll find resources to help you with your job search or career advancement.

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International student assistance

International students have distinct employment needs and may need to take extra steps to pursue jobs outside their country of citizenship. Along with the Northwestern International Office, we help international students understand the job search process.

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Northwestern Career Advancement

Not only do you benefit from Medill Career Services, but you also benefit from a wide array of resources offered by Northwestern Career Advancement.

Visit the Northwestern Career Advancement website