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Advance Your Career with a Dedicated Career Services Team

Move your career forward with personalized attention and support.

MSC Career Services

Turn Lessons Into Leverage. Get Real Career Results.

Turn the skills you’ve developed in the classroom into real-world results for your career.

Our External Programs, Internships, and Career Services (EPICS) department helps you design your ideal career path and take action to make it real.

Hone In Your Skills

Give a presentation, test out an elevator pitch, and revamp your resume and cover letter with one-on-one support.

Use Career Coaching

Get expert guidance in using the skills you’ve learned in the MSC and applying them to your career path planning efforts.

Build Your Portfolio

Learn how to optimize your personal brand and get support in creating your portfolio with the help of the MSC program.


Get More From Your MSC with EPICS

Our MSC Program is one of the first to have a full-time, dedicated Career Services team.

Get the benefit of professionals completely dedicated to helping you translate your MSC experience into your resume, portfolio, personal brand, and more.

Breakfast With EPICS

Participate in career coaching workshops throughout the year, complete online tutorials and assignments, and then meet as a group at 8am before class on Saturdays to hone your skills on elevator pitches, personal brand auditing, portfolio creation, and more. 

Speaker Panel

Hear from different industry experts in areas of entrepreneurship, networking vs. mentorship vs. sponsorship, leveraging an MSC degree and more. Come to speaker panels ready to learn about new industries and ask questions of panelists.

Career Circle Workshops & Reception

Network with industry experts during a speed-networking event held on the Evanston campus. Prepare for the reception in areas of resumes and cover letters, networking, portfolio creation and maintenance, executive presence and more. 

Company Trek & MSC Meet-up

Get a behind-the-scenes view of an organization in industries of interest and then connect with alumni at MSC meet-ups, informal social events held after the trek to provide current students a chance to network.

On Landing A Dream Job

“My coach helped me reformat my résumé and look at my experiences in a different way, crafting a strong value proposition using what I already had. I took advantage of that time to ask questions and get advice.”

Gabrielle Torina ’19

Communications Specialist
Region 1 Planning Council


EPICS Gives You The Support You Need

EPICS serves as a bridge between industry thought leaders and over 1,500 dedicated School of Communication students through engaging programming and events.

EPICS career coaches prepare students for life after Northwestern through individualized, one-on-one career coaching.

Northwestern’s Master of Science in Communication Admissions Information

Explore program requirements and application details before applying.

MSC Degree Requirements

Find out what you need to submit an application to the MSC program.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Learn more about the MSC program tuition and financial aid

How to Apply to the Program

Begin your online application, save your progress, and return to complete at any time.

Expand Your Possibilities with a Dedicated Career Services Team

Transform your lessons into real-world, tangible career-based results.