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Life At Medill

At Medill, you’ll join a supportive community nurtured by our Medill Student Affairs & Academic Advising and caring faculty and staff whose goal is to help you create your future.

Join our community

You'll find dozens of ways to get involved at Medill. Practice your craft at one of Northwestern’s student media outlets --  or start your own. Join one of the professional journalism chapters, or try your hand at mentoring. Visit the organization and publication fair to learn more about these opportunities.

You will have opportunities to:

  • Build a comprehensive portfolio in student media.
  • Network at national professional journalism conferences.
  • Represent Medill as an ambassador at various networking events and programs.

Medill Student Affairs & Academic Advising will help you chart a customized path to connect to your community and have fun while preparing for your career and achieving your goals.

Get Involved at Medill

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Student Media and Organizations

Join one of Northwestern’s student media outlets or journalism clubs where you can build your skills and your network while making friends and having fun.

Student Media and Organizations
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Medill Undergraduate Ambassadors

This group of enthusiastic students welcomes prospective students and their families to campus and serves as the liaison to Medill’s academic and administrative leadership.

Medill Undergraduate Ambassadors
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Medill Media Teens

Teach multimedia skills to smart, motivated students from Chicago’s Gary Comer Youth Center in this life-changing program.

Office of Student Life

Office of Student Life staff

Medill’s Office of Student Life is where community starts.

Tap into our team's expertise to maximize your Medill experience from orientation to graduation. Our team loves helping students succeed. We are your primary resource for information on registration and degree progress as well as Medill and NU opportunities and services.

Learn more about the Office of Student Life
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