Alumni Connections

Introduction to MCS

The goal of Media Career Services (MCS) is to teach students how to become effective job seekers and prepare them to be successful young professionals. Our role is not to "place" them, but to help them find their way to internships and full-time employment. MCS plans to do this using career/professional development events, career advising, Handshake @ Illinonis and other career/job search resources, and more…including the possibility of working with YOU!

Ways to Be Involved

MCS is here to help you connect with students…no matter how much or little commitment you can offer. We love to meet with alumni to discuss what is going on in their company/industry, trends they are seeing, what their interest is in connecting with students, and to hear about their exciting journeys since graduating from Illinois.

Some alumni are interested in students for internships and full-time employment, others may serve as mentors, while others may be interested in offering experiential learning opportunities such as job shadows, immersion trips or career development workshops…all of which are great ways to interact with students and make a difference in their professional development! And, if your time is limited to virtual interactions, you can always serve as an Alumni Spotlight as well as a #MCSDayInTheLife Resident Tweeter.

If you are interested in giving back to the College with your time, please fill out the MCS: Alumni Interested in Giving Back form noting your willingness to get involved and your areas of interest.

Update Your Contact Information

To update your destination (employment) information with the College, please use the following tools:
Recent Graduates (within the last year) – Request your unique link here to complete The Outcomes Survey

Other Graduates (May 2017 and earlier): Complete the Contact Us! page.

For all graduates, please join us on LinkedIn at College of Media at Illinois.

Also, please take the time to update your contact information with campus so you can stay in touch and receive the latest information.

Information on Utilizing Media Career Services
Career Advising
Provided to alumni for 12 months post-graduation by MCS. 

Handshake @ Illinois
Provided free to alumni by MCS. Upon graduation, profile should be changed to read "Alumni" for school year. You will still be able to view job posts and upcoming career fairs, but you will not be able to apply for on-campus interviews or schedule appointments via the platform.