Category: careers

MSC 2015 Spring Happy Hour & Farewell to Director Staci H. Zake

On June 6, 2015 the MSC program celebrated the eight years of leadership of outgoing Director Staci H. Zake. Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Current and Incoming Students gathered at LYFE Kitchen in downtown Evanston in fellowship and to bid Staci farewell. A program honoring Staci included remarks from: Dr. Dilip Gaonkar, School of Communication Faculty Member

International Roundtable Discussion

Lu Bai, MSC ’12, led an International Roundtable Discussion on Saturday, May 2. This session was designed exclusively for international students by a former international student to provide advice for navigating university resources and developing a post-graduation OPT/employment strategy. This was a great opportunity for current students to receive insight from an experienced alumna who

What’s NEXT?

Last month I had the opportunity to be an extern for a day through Northwestern’s NEXT program. This program pairs alumni with students to provide a “day in the life” job shadowing experience. After being matched with an alumna host, I traveled to Neenah, WI to witness corporate publishing in action! It was a great

Class of 2013/2015 Mixer

In February we had the honor of being invited to join members of the 2013 cohort for a mixer after class. It was great to see some familiar faces from my previous alumni networking, and to meet some new ones as well. Many thanks to Penelope for organizing the gathering! The MSC program is a

SoC & Medill Career & Internship Fair is on April 8 from 10-3

Dear Students and Alumni, Just a reminder to attend this year’s SoC & Medill’s Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, April 8th from 10-3 in Norris. Meet employers and learn about job and internship opportunities. There are over 50 employers who have registered. A complete list of employers attending the fair is attached here.. Some of the employers represented include: American

2015 Alumni Panel | Leveraging Your MSC Degree

On February 7, 2015 a panel of MSC alumni spoke to current students during a lunchtime presentation about how to best leverage the MSC degree. Panelists included: Penelope Johnson, MSC 2013 (moderator);  (L-R at table) Toby Cortelyou, MSC 2012; Aspasia Apostokis Miller, MSC 1994; Mary Kelley, MSC 2011; Jason S. Kenne, MSC 2012; and Brandon

Northwestern Career Advancement Office Professional Development Luncheon

Laura Myers, Northwestern Career Advancement Assistant Director, conducted a Professional Development Luncheon for the MSC Class of 2015 on Job Search Strategies. Laura spoke about finding the right jobs, networking, and informational interviewing, as well as, how to best use LinkedIn and how to build a great LinkedIn profile. In the upcoming week, Laura is also conducting

Celebrating 30 Years of MSC

More than a hundred alumni and faculty filled historic Annie May Swift Hall on Saturday, October 11, 2014 with the energy and enthusiasm characteristic of the MSC community. Attendees of the MSC 30th Anniversary Symposium began the day with a wave of smiles, friendly greetings, and conversations with faculty and old classmates. The symposium’s packed

Connecting the Dots

What’s really cool about MSC is the way in which material from professors and guest speakers alike always seems to fit together; everything is related and relevant, it seems. This was particularly true this past Saturday. The second half of this term in our core course, Strategy in the Global Economy, is focused on the

MSC Coursework and Real World Application: MSC Alumni Success Story

Carling Spelhaug, MSC Class of 2013, has been highlighted in an IABC article talking about how she used an MSC course project to help her receive a promotion to Associate Director of Corporate Communications at Morningstar. She effectively applied the knowledge gained and the project she completed for the MSC course Visual Communication to help