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Career Services

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

Our staff is dedicated to assisting you in your job search. Learn more about the career opportunities for IMC graduates in the video below, and keep reading to check out some of the career resources and services we offer.

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 Handshake, an online career management system:

  • Search for jobs, internships and fellowships
  • View on-campus recruiting schedules and information sessions
  • Find career services events and workshops
  • Create a profile, including resume and work samples
  • Apply directly to jobs posted in the system
  • Receive notifications when new job postings are added

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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 people will be the contacts who help you get your next job.

The Medill network

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Medill and Northwestern alumni

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.

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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.

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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 come talk with us about your career goals and interests. We’ll help you find and connect with potential career paths and employers. We are also available to talk via phone or email when you’re on Immersion Quarter or studying in San Francisco or abroad.

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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 you prepare to do your best. We teach you how to effectively participate in informational interviews and conduct mock interviews to help you prepare. We even record mock interviews to assess your areas of strength and opportunity.

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Career Planning Guide

We offer a Career Planning Guide to help you know what things you should do each quarter to prepare for your job search.

Employers on campus

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Career fairs

We co-sponsor both in-person and virtual career fairs to connect students directly with employers. We also assist students with career fair preparation and planning resources.

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Information sessions

Every year, dozens of top companies visit Medill to share information about their organization and help students learn about open positions.

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Employers come to campus to interview students for job openings at their companies.

Fine tune your job search skills

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Career Workshops

We regularly provide workshops to help you learn skills valuable to your job search. Recent workshops have addressed topics such as using LinkedIn effectively, creating a digital portfolio, branding yourself, developing presence, writing a resume and cover letter, and negotiating a job offer.

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Additional career resources

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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. We can help international students understand the job search process.
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Northwestern Career Advancement

Not only can 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