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Medill Fridays

Every Friday of your first quarter brings an opportunity for you to participate in professional development opportunities through the Medill Fridays program.

Each Medill Fridays is different and intended to enhance your professional development through workshops, guest speakers and networking opportunities.

Medill Fridays draws speakers and experts from both within and beyond the Medill family. Recent topics have included:

  • Making and publishing a podcast
  • Viewing and discussing a documentary
  • Developing your online portfolio
  • Visiting Chicago newsrooms and neighborhoods
  • Enjoying Chicago institutions, such as Wrigley Field and Second City comedy club
Sheinelle Jones talking with a student on stage during a panel discussion.
Medill alumna and host of third hour of TODAY Sheinelle Jones (BSJ00), left, discussed working in television during a Medill Fridays event.

Alumni often are guests, allowing you to discuss life beyond school.