Q&A with Media Career Services

Q&A with MCS answers frequently asked questions from Media students ranging from campus involvement to networking to interviewing. MCS strives to feature relevant and timely Q&A topics that will make our Media students competitive in their job search and individual fields.

To view this week’s Q&A, visit here.

To submit a question, please complete this form.

Media Career Services Internship Spotlight

College of Media students at Illinois set themselves apart from the rest with incredibly impressive internships. The MCS Internship Spotlight blog is an opportunity for talented students to share their transformative experiences.

To view this week’s Internship Spotlight, visit here.

To submit an Intern Spotlight, please start by reporting your internship here.

Media Career Services Alumni Spotlight

The Alumni Spotlight blog highlights the professional lives of the College of Media alumni.  Alumni answer questions about what they enjoy most about their jobs, the most difficult aspects, and how their experiences at Illinois and in the College of Media prepared them for their professional lives and their current positions. 

To view this week’s Alumni Spotlight, visit here.

Or, to be highlighted as an Alumni Spotlight, complete this form


MCS Chats

MCS “Day in the Life” Resident Tweeters

Resident Tweeters take over the @IllinoisMCS Twitter account on the same day that their Alumni Spotlight becomes featured.  They tweet about how they start their day, meetings they are having, accounts they may be working on, stories they may be covering, and much more.  In each post, they include the #MCSDayInTheLife (formerly just #DayInTheLife) hashtag so that you can follow along!

Keri Carpenter (JOUR '09)
Max Braun (ADV '15)
Joe Coughlin (JOUR '05)
Robyn Neals (JOUR '15)
Mark Lindley (JOUR '78)
Kimberly Beals (JOUR '08)

To be highlighted as an Alumni Spotlight and serve as a Resident Tweeter, complete this form

MCS Event Live Tweets

MCS hosts events each year to help connect students, alumni, and professionals in the media industry.  These events aim to help students prepare for their futures and succeed in a wide range of career paths.  During each event, @IllinoisMCS live tweets photos and quotes from speakers while encouraging attendees to do the same using one of our several hashtags. 

Media Career Night 2018 
Connect Windy City 2018