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Exclusive Opportunities

While at Medill, you'll have opportunities designed uniquely for IMC students.

Gain experience and explore the world

We believe that gaining hands-on, real-world experience in marketing communications is a valuable way to put what you're learning in the classroom into context. Furthermore, it allows 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 and 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.

Medill's priority is always the health and safety of our students so we may make adjustments to planned travel based on guidance from Northwestern's Office of Global Safety and Security.

You will have opportunities to:

  • Meet top marketing communications professionals
  • Gain hands-on experience working for a company during the 10-week Immersion Quarter
  • Practice your skills with in-class projects for real clients
  • Learn about user experience design and product marketing in San Francisco
  • Build your omnichannel marketing skills in London
  • Study at a top communications school in Paris
  • Join and lead student groups

Immersion Quarter

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Immersion Quarter

During your fourth quarter in the program, you work with a team of IMC students at top company during Immersion Quarter. With this team, you tackle a company’s current challenges and provide solutions that make a lasting difference. This allows you to gain hands-on experience and apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world marketing communications challenges.

Learn more about Immersion Quarter
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Domestic and Global Experiences

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San Francisco

Spend a quarter at Northwestern's San Francisco campus experiencing the convergence of marketing communications with technology in the Bay Area. 

Learn more about Northwestern's San Francisco campus
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Take an IMC course in London to learn about omnichannel marketing.

Learn more about the Global Branding course
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Spend your final quarter completing courses in the heart of Paris during this exchange program, in which you take courses at Sciences Po, a highly ranked international university. 

Learn more about courses at Sciences Po
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Summer programs for international students

Medill IMC hosts a series of programs in the summer months for high school and undergraduate students from around the world. These non-credit programs allow students to engage with expert IMC faculty and learn key skills in integrated marketing communications. Classes typically include Marketing Management and Consumer Insight.

Student Committees

Join and lead student groups

In IMC, you have many ways to get involved outside of the classroom by joining and leading student committees. The topics vary and cover a wide variety of interests in marketing communications.

Learn more about student committees
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