Career + Internship Fair

All Northwestern students and alumni are invited to attend the annual Career and Internship Fair, co-hosted by the Office of External Programs, Internships and Career Services (EPICS) for the School of Communication & Medill Career Services. This is a great opportunity for students and alumni to network with potential employers for internship and full-time opportunities. Even if you already have an internship lined up for this summer, plan on attending the Career & Internship Fair to network for future opportunities.

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Norris Center, Louis Room, Evanston Campus

Information for Students and Alumni

Loading player

The annual Career & Internship Fair, co-hosted by the  Office of External Programs, Internships, & Career Services (EPICS) for the School of Communication and  Medill Career Services, is an ideal place for students, recent graduates, and experienced alumni to connect with employers for internships, freelance, part-time, and full-time opportunities in the areas of Communications, Marketing, Consulting, Public Relations, Advertising, Media, Radio/TV/Film, Theatre, and Journalism. 
Details for our 2014 Career & Internship Fair are as follows:

  • Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Location: Northwestern University, Norris Center Louis Room

All Northwestern students and alumni must provide a current resume, reflecting your Northwestern University attendance, for admission into the fair. Please bring several additional copies of your resume, reel and/or your portfolio of work to share with employers.

Should you have any questions about our Career & Internship Fair, please contact Ryan Smith at ryan.smith@northwestern.edu

Companies Attending in 2014 (Complete List to be Provided Early April 2014)

  • Access Intelligence
  • ACT Inc.
  • Allstate
  • American Marketing Association
  • Ameson Foundation
  • ASGK Public Strategies
  • Associated Press
  • Autism Home Support
  • Bloomberg LP
  • Bright Pink
  • Calkins Media
  • Cambridge Educational Services
  • Chicago Fringe Festival
  • Chicago International Social Change Film Festival
  • Clifford Law Offices
  • Cognitive Arts
  • Crain Communications, Inc.
  • Duo Consulting
  • Edelman
  • Energy BBDO
  • Everspring
  • Eye On India
  • Geometry Global
  • GLC Custom Media
  • Gray Television, Inc.
  • Green Star Movement
  • Havas Chicago
  • Hearst Television
  • Highwire PR
  • I Imagine
  • Imagination
  • Intersport
  • Intouch Solutions
  • Kumbuva
  • L2TMedia
  • L3HG-LYFE Kitchen
  • LaSalle Network
  • Leo Burnett
  • Mudlark Theater Company
  • Nanosphere
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Northwestern University Alumni Relations and Development
  • Path to Purchase Institute
  • PolicyMic
  • Rand McNally
  • Scranton Gillette Communications
  • Scrappers Film Group
  • Sikich, LLP
  • SimpleRelvance, Inc.
  • Spectrum Communications & Consulting, Inc.
  • The ABIS Group
  • The Jellyvision Lab, Inc.
  • Time Warner Cable News
  • Towers Watson
  • Whitehouse Post
  • Zócalo Group

Registration

Student Registration opens on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

SoC students, Medill students, IMC Certificate students, and Medill alumni can RSVP by logging into MEDILLINK via the links below. On your MEDILLINK home page, click on “Medill & School of Communication 2014 Career & Internship Fair” under “Attend Events”. You must have a complete profile and a resume uploaded in your "documents" section to RSVP.

MEDILLINK:  SoC Student Login*;  Medill Student LoginIMC Certificate LoginMedill Alumni Login

*School of Communication Students:  You should receive an email from MEDILLINK with a username and password. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Ryan Smith at  ryan.smith@northwestern.edu . When you RSVP, your resume will be included in a resume book that will be provided to all participating organizations. SoC students and Medill students/alumni that are unable to attend the Career & Internship Fair may still RSVP in MEDILLINK to be included in the resume book. Deadline to be included in the resume book is noon (CT) on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. 

School of Communication alumni cannot electronically RSVP but are encouraged to attend the fair, as many participating organizations are seeking recent and experienced alumni for full time positions.

All other current Northwestern students and alumni are highly encouraged to attend the fair, but cannot electronically RSVP. This fair is ONLY open to current Northwestern students and alumni.

Attend a Career Fair Prep Workshop

Career Fair Prep Workshops are open to all School of Communication and Medill students, as well as all other Northwestern students and alumni. Ryan Smith, Assistant Director of EPICS and staff from Medill Career Services, will discuss tips to help you make the most out of the career fair including dress guidelines, what to bring, creating a game plan for the day, and how to approach employers. No RSVP is required; just show up at one of the following sessions (please note you do NOT need to attend all of the sessions, simply choose one):

  • How to Prepare for a Career Fair, Kimberley Cornwell, MCS - April 1, Noon - 1 p.m., Fisk 311
  • How to Prepare for a Career Fair, Ryan Smith, EPICS - April 3, 5 - 6 p.m., Lake Room, Norris
  • How to Prepare for a Career Fair, Ryan Smith, EPICS - April 11, Noon - 1 p.m., Louis 119
  • How to Prepare for a Career Fair, Kimberley Cornwell, MCS - April 14, 5 - 6 p.m., Fisk 311

 

Information for Employers

Loading player

The annual Career & Internship Fair, co-hosted by the  Office of External Programs, Internships, & Career Services (EPICS) for the School of Communication and  Medill Career Services, is an ideal place to recruit students, recent graduates, and experienced alumni. We welcome employers with internships, freelance, part-time, and full-time opportunities in the areas of Communications, Marketing, Consulting, Public Relations, Advertising, Media, Radio/TV/Film, Theatre, and Journalism. In addition to School of Communication (SoC) and Medill students and alumni, all Northwestern University students are invited to attend the Career & Internship Fair, giving you a diverse pool of candidates from which to recruit.

Details for our 2014 Career & Internship Fair are as follows:

  • Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Location: Northwestern University, Norris Center Louis Room

Should you have any questions about our Career & Internship Fair, please contact Ryan Smith at ryan.smith@northwestern.edu .

Registration

Career & Internship Fair registration will be processed through  MEDILLINK, Medill Career Services’ career management system. For those of you familiar with SoConnect, it is the same platform.

  • If you are new to MEDILLINK, please register as a “new participant.” You will be able to simultaneously create an account and register for the Career & Internship Fair.  
  • If you already have a MEDILLINK account, please register as a “past participant.”

Should you need any assistance with the registration process, please contact Jim O’Brien, Director of Medill Career Services at  j-obrien@northwestern.edu .

Pricing

Early Bird Registration: February 3 - March 7, 2014

  • For-Profit Organizations: $250
  • Non-Profit/Government/Educational Organizations: $100

Standard Registration: March 8 - April 7, 2014

  • For-Profit Organizations: $300
  • Non-Profit/Government/Educational Organizations: $150

Sponsorship Fee:
Purple Sponsorship - $600
Includes:

  • Registration Fee (includes up to 4 representatives)
  • A business card sized ad space in the Career & Internship Fair Guide, distributed to 300+ fair participants, interested students, and alums. The Career & Internship Fair Guide will also be uploaded to SoConnect and MEDILLINK, the career management systems for the School of Communication (SoC) and Medill, for unlimited student viewing.
  • Your organization’s logo will be displayed on both the School of Communication’s EPICS Office and the Medill Career Services web sites for a minimum of six months.
  • Preferred booth space in the event venue.
  • Logo placement in Career & Internship Fair advertising, including but not limited to the advertisements in The Daily Northwestern.

White Sponsorship - $400
Includes:

  • Registration Fee (includes up to 4 representatives)
  • A business card sized ad space in the Career & Internship Fair Guide, distributed to 300+ fair participants, interested students, and alums. The Career & Internship Fair Guide will also be uploaded to SoConnect and MEDILLINK, the career management systems for the School of Communication (SoC) and Medill, for unlimited student viewing.
  • Your organization’s logo will be displayed on both the School of Communication’s EPICS Office and the Medill Career Services web sites for a minimum of six months.

 

Access Intelligence ACT
Crain Energy BBDO
Geometry Global Havas Worldwide
Hearst Television Inc Intouch Solutions
Northwestern Mutual Spectrum