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Exclusive Opportunities

While a student at Medill, you’ll have opportunities designed uniquely for IMC students.

We have programs tailored to the life of a busy working professional, allowing you to participate in committees remotely and take one- to four-week IMC courses outside Chicago.

Hands-on experiences

We believe that hands-on experiences in marketing communications are a valuable way to put what you’re learning in the classroom into context. Furthermore, these allow you to have experiences you can draw on in future job interviews and in your career.

We also believe in the power of learning about IMC in new contexts. We have programs that allow you to travel and study IMC in other places. These programs give you a view of IMC through the lens of new cultures, helping you to better understand consumers and different marketplaces.

You will have opportunities to:

  • Meet top marketing communications professionals
  • Practice your skills with in-class projects for real clients
  • Learn about insights and innovation in San Francisco
  • Take a four-week course in London taught by IMC faculty
  • See IMC in action at various companies in Asia
  • Join and lead student committees

Insights and innovation in San Francisco

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Group of IMC students posing for a photo at the technology and innovation course in San Francisco.

The most innovative products, services and technologies identify latent needs, ways to solve them and continuously iterate and improve them. Take a week-long course at Northwestern’s San Francisco campus to learn how to do just that.

Learn more about the San Francisco campus

Global experiences

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Travel to Asia for two weeks to gain deep, contextual knowledge of marketing communications in the emerging and quickly evolving Asian marketplace.

Learn more about the Global Perspectives course
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Take an IMC course in London for four weeks to learn about brand equity and communication in a global context.

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Guest speakers at Medill

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Guest speaker talking

We routinely welcome professionals from the marketing communications industry to our campuses and classes to share their expertise and network with students.

Learn more about guest speakers at Medill

Flexible courses

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If you have a quarter where you need more flexibility in your schedule, the IMC Online program allows you to take courses when and where you want, while still remaining an IMC Part-Time student and taking the majority of your classes on site at Medill Chicago.

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Research with Faculty

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Tom and Ed with students

As a student in the IMC program, you can work with faculty on research projects through the Medill IMC Spiegel Research Center. The center conducts evidence-based, data driven analysis to prove the relationship between customer engagement and purchase behavior.

Learn more about research with faculty