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.
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
"I got to learn so much from my internship which helped me set some challenges and goals to build up my future career. I got to practice and increase my knowledge of different video editing and animation creation. I got to learn a lot of how marketing, especially content creation, works. This was a great opportunity to learn far more than what I have expected "
– Haemi Kim
Class of '21, Internship at Indirap
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 only
Values and Vocation: Reflections on Work and the Common Good - Fall and Spring
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