Media Career Services is a member of the National Association of Colleges & Employers, the Midwest Association of Colleges & Employers, and the University of Illinois Career Services Council.

We support NACE's Principles for Professional Conduct. Visit here to view our policies.

We welcome you to visit the Media Career Services office and discover what we have to offer.


How to Find & Contact Us

Media Career Services is located in the College of Media’s Student Services Center, open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5pm, in 18 Gregory Hall (the middle wing of the basement, across from the vending machines).

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | College of Media Career Services
18 Gregory Hall, MC-477 | 810 S. Wright St. | Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-244-4329 | Fax: 217-244-9392 | media-careerservices@illinois.edu

Twitter: @IllinoisMCS | Instagram: @IllinoisMCS | LinkedIn: College of Media at ILLINOIS

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Meet the Staff

Jessica Leach

Jessica Hogue,
Director

Jessica serves as the first Director of Career Services in the College of Media. Prior to becoming Director in March of 2013, she was an Assistant Director at Business Career Services. She is an Illinois alumna with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in College Student Affairs from Eastern Illinois University. With an undergraduate emphasis in Marketing, she brings great professional experience with over four years of work at Paragon Marketing Group, a sports and entertainment marketing agency, in Niles, IL. She also has an excellent student services background through BCS (mentioned above) and several other positions at Illinois and EIU.

She has defined field skills and experiences in program development, organization, management, event and logistic planning, and interpersonal communications. Furthermore, she has established programs around student interviewing techniques, résumé writing, networking, teamwork, professional communications, time management, motivation, and employer-college relations.

As the utility player in this one-woman shop, Jessica serves as the point of contact for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and employers. She enjoys working one-on-one and with groups of students, learning from faculty, working with the College’s awesome staff, networking with alumni and strategizing with employers. Be sure to reach out or stop by the office!

Fun Facts: Sports fanatic (Go Illini! Go Cardinals! Go Bears!), world traveler, social butterfly, health nut (or at least trying to be!), student advocate


Josh Angles
Career Advising Assistant

Josh is currently pursuing a Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before returning to school, Josh worked at PNC Financial in a management development program in retail banking. Josh completed his undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management with a minor in Psychology at Western Michigan University. 

Fun Facts: Has an orange cat named Franklin, has completed half-marathons, and loves cooking!


PetersonMaggie Jakimiec
Career Advising Assistant

Maggie is currently pursuing a Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations through the School of Labor and Employment Relations. She completed her undergraduate degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology with a minor in Leadership Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

This past summer, Maggie lived in New York City where she worked at PepsiCo’s North America Beverages Headquarters in their HR department supporting their National Sales organization.

On campus, she is involved in the internship program at the University’s Office for Access and Equity.

Fun Facts: Speaks Polish fluently and loves to travel.


Erica David-JohnsonErica David-Johnson
Social Media, Branding and Marketing Intern

Erica David-Johnson is a Junior Advertising major also pursuing a minor in Sociology. Aside from being the Social Media, Marketing & Branding intern, she is also a Resident Advisor for University Housing.

Interest: Social Media, Public Relations, and Strategy

Fun Fact: Marched in the Macy's Day Parade