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The Bitter-Sweetness of Practicum Week

Initially, I wasn’t too crazy about the idea of attending a week-long Practicum. It meant using precious Vacation Days to attend school. The mere idea seemed contradictory. Nevertheless, I woke up Monday morning and committed to arriving at the Hilton Orrington Hotel with a positive attitude. Each day of the Practicum Week was invigorating. All

Making New Friends

Recently, I had the good fortune of transferring apartments in my building. This also means I had the bad fortune of moving all my belongings from my old room to a new room on a different floor. Nevertheless, when the cost savings are a couple hundred dollars a month, you bite the bullet and make

Life of a Chicago Cubs Broadcaster

One of the great benefits of being in the MSC Program is that you are part of the School of Communication. As a result, you have access to attend private events with prominent professionals in their fields. Recently, I just attended an event where Len Kasper, the Play-by-Play Broadcaster of the Chicago Cubs spoke about

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

MSC Bids Farewell to Staci H. Zake, Director 2007-2015

The MSC program and the School of Communication bid farewell to outgoing Program Director, Staci H. Zake today with a “Boston Tea Party Farewell.” Under Staci’s leadership the program has flourished in exciting and meaningful ways, and she leaves us with a solid plan for transition in place. We bid Staci and her family farewell with the

A Letter from the Director

Dear Friends, Thank you for eight amazing years as your program director! My time with you has been among the most professionally transformative, fulfilling, and productive of my career. I have learned and grown more in this role than ever could have been anticipated and am personally rewarded by your camaraderie and friendship. It is with immense gratitude

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

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