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Student Life

At Medill, we take pride in making personal connections with our students. The Office of Student Life team will support you throughout the duration of the program—from orientation to graduation.

An academic adviser talks with a student who is sitting across a desk

You will have an academic adviser from OSL, someone you can reach out to with both academic and non-academic-related questions. Your adviser will assist you in creating an academic plan that aligns your career goals with your class selection. They also oversee the registration process and help you progress toward completing the IMC degree. You can reach out to them at any time, and set up a meeting in person, on the phone or via video conference. 

Our OSL team is integrated with the Medill Career Services team, so your academic and career planning can be aligned.

Student Ambassadors

Integrated Marketing Communications Professional students generously give their time to serve as Student Ambassadors. Led by OSL, they represent their program during events throughout the year. They also talk with prospective students about life as a Northwestern University master's student. Additionally, they develop programming to build community among their fellow students outside of class and collaborate with OSL to continuously improve the student experience.

To set up a time to talk with a student ambassador about their experience in the IMC Professional program, please email Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid Ryan Hays at