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Student Committees

Group of students at talentQ
Co-leaders of the TalentQ committee at the annual TalentQ Expo, which features industry experts.

In IMC, you can get involved outside of the classroom by joining student committees. You can even become a leader on a committee. The topics vary and cover a wide variety of interests, such as cause marketing, leadership and networking. Joining a committee is a great way to gain new skills, meet more students and gain experience for your resume.

Learn more about each of the IMC student committees below.

Cause Marketing Initiative (CMI)

CMI LogoIn the Cause Marketing Initiative (CMI), you work with a team of IMC students on a marketing communications project for a local nonprofit organization. Projects may include creating a social media strategy or developing a plan to brand the nonprofit. CMI gives you a chance to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to an organization that would benefit from your marketing knowledge. In turn, Chicago-area and national nonprofits use this pro bono marketing support to further their community reach and social impact through improved communications. Each spring, teams present their work to their clients, and the CMI leadership team hosts a celebration where you can learn about all of the work each team conducted throughout the quarter.

Visit the CMI website

IMC Student Ambassadors

Collaborate with staff, fellow students and faculty by being a Student Ambassador. This role focuses on sharing ideas, finding solutions and initiating positive changes in the IMC Full-Time program. You and your fellow ambassadors serve as program representatives, advocating for yourselves and fellow students on specific ideas, interests and concerns to the Medill/IMC administration.

IMC Thought Leaders

A team of students in the IMC Full-Time master's program produce content for the IMC Thought Leaders LinkedIn page. They interview working professionals, alumni and faculty on a variety of marketing communications topics and produce articles to publish on LinkedIn. Their work helps professionals learn about current trends and happenings in the field of Integrated Marketing Communications.

Visit the IMC Thought Leaders LinkedIn page

IMC Live

The IMC Live team works with faculty leaders to provide a program where top marketing leaders share their perspectives with students. Students have a chance to network with top company leaders, as well as alumni who frequently attend the event. It's a great opportunity for students to earn experience with event planning.