Marketing & Communications
Chicago is a marketing and innovation hub in the Midwest. If you’re interested in the fields of marketing and communications, you could find yourself creating PR materials, running social media platforms or planning events for sites as diverse as LW Branding, Easterseals and the Magnificent Mile Association.
As social media continues its global rise, so do the social media posts from the top companies in Chicago. Be part of creating content for one of these firms through Chicago Semester.
LW Branding is a boutique branding and marketing agency that specializes in working with professional athletes. LW sets itself apart by taking a personalized approach to each client while also focusing on faith, core values and ethics. Students interning here will gain experience in negotiating deals, planning events, managing social media and more.
StreetWise magazine is socially conscious and Chicago-centric, dedicated to raising awareness of the impact of poverty and homelessness in Chicago, across the nation and around the world. The editorial staff works hard to provide intriguing articles about today’s important issues as well as entertaining articles to enhance the reader’s daily life. Students working here develop and polish journalism skills through writing content, conducting interviews and assisting with editing.
Magnificent Mile® Association
The Magnificent Mile® Association is a private, non-profit membership organization with a mission of preserving, promoting and enhancing one of Chicago’s most unique, multi-use neighborhoods. In addition to international marketing and planning popular consumer programming year-round, the Association also serves its members with district planning and beautification and incomparable networking opportunities. Students here will gain experience with marketing, writing, planning events, managing social media and more.
Internship Placement Process
- Submit your program application, references, resume, transcript and essay responses to Chicago Semester.
- We review your materials, work with you collaboratively to create a polished resume ready for professional review and send these to potential internship sites.
- You interview with potential internship sites and prioritize which opportunity is the best fit for you.
Hear from a Marketing & Communications Alumnus
"This internship just gave me the kind of experience that I truly believe I needed before entering the workforce. It also gave me a chance to be a part of the planning and logistical process of planning a huge event, and I now know what all goes into that. That knowledge will now help me better reach my future goals in terms of going into the event industry... The internship experience through Chicago Semester really helps you prepare for the real world- especially when you are going to your internship 4 days a week, you really feel like a part of the working world."
– Jenna Heemstra
‘18, Business Administration/Marketing, Internship at The Magnificent Mile Association
Professional Seminars and Courses
Professional Seminar (Interdisciplinary) - Fall, Spring and Summer
Arts in the City - Fall and Spring
Diversity and Inequality: Engaging Chicago Cross Culturally - Fall, Spring and Summer
Social Justice - Fall and Spring
Urban Planning, Development and the Sustainable City - Spring and Summer
Values and Vocation: Reflections on Work and the Common Good - Fall and Spring
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