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School of Communication Career Week: January 27 - 29, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How It’s Done: Industry Experts Share Advice on Breaking In

Lewis Towers

111 E. Pearson | Chicago, IL | 60611

Corner of Pearson and Rush streets

Regents Hall | 16th Floor

4:00 p.m – 6: 00 p.m

Join a panel of industry experts for advice on how to break into the communication industry. This is an excellent chance to network with top executives and learn what they are most looking for in candidates.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Resumes that Pop & Interviews that Wow

Skills-Building Workshop

Lewis Towers

111 E. Pearson | Chicago, IL | 60611

Regents Hall | 16th Floor

4:00 p.m – 6: 00 p.m

Did you find your dream internship? Need another set of eyes on your resume or a brush up on how to answer ‘so tell me about yourself?’ 30+ industry professionals from across the communication fields will meet one-on-one with students for resume and interview skills critiques.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

You’re Either LinkedIn Or You’re Out!

LinkedIn & Business Card Workshop

*Featuring photo booth

 Lewis Towers

111 E. Pearson | Chicago, IL | 60611

Regents Hall | 16th Floor

4:00 p.m – 6: 00 p.m

Everyone says you should be on LinkedIn – but what exactly do you need on your profile? How can you connect with professional contacts? And what are these groups everyone talks about?

This LinkedIn workshop will answer all of these questions and more. No matter if you have yet to build a profile or are wondering what else to include, this skills-building workshop is for you. Bring a laptop or iPad to build and update your profile as we go.

Need a headshot for your profile? This event will feature a professional LinkedIn photo booth. Dress professionally and smile big! 

Bring plenty of copies of your resume or cover letters. No need to dress professionally – come as you are to this great networking opportunity.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015: Job & Internship Fair

3 – 5:30 p.m | Kasbeer Hall | Corboy Law Center

Your resume is polished. You've donned your best outfit and researched top companies. The day is here to land your next gig: join us on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 for the SOC Internship & Career Fair. Employers from a variety of industries with available internships and full-time jobs are here to meet you. Check back for full list of registered employers and tips on how to work a career fair: http://bit.ly/1F0uqnp


Looking for an internship?

Accessing the SOC database of Communication internship postings: SOC_Internship_Database_Update_01-15-15

This file is in the form of an Excel spreadsheet. Please make sure you have this program or you will not be able to open the file. It REQUIRES a PASSWORD. SOC students, please email LoyolaSOC@luc.edu from your Loyola account for the password.

Sen. Barack Obama visited the editorial board of the Chicago Sun-Times during the semester Loyola journalism students Anna Tyrkala and Patrycja Malinowska served as interns at the newspaper. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CHICAGO SUN TIMES

Why Pursue an Internship?

Communication internships help students integrate their career objectives and educational preparation in the challenging and expanding fields of communication, journalism and advertising/public relations, which demand practical experience and diversified skills reaching beyond the classroom. Interns learn about organization practices while acquiring technical and process skills under the supervision of experienced communication professionals.

Requirements for For-Credit Internships

For-credit internships are a requirement for Journalism and Adverting/Public Relations majors and are optional for Communication Studies students. Before students accept any internship to be taken for course credit, they must attend one of the internship orientation sessions offered by SOC. At the orientation session students will receive an internship packet containing registration information, several required forms, course requirements and assignments.

Before students may enroll in and receive credit for the Communication internship course (All majors), they must:

It is important that the student discuss the internship with the appropriate internship  coordinator before accepting any position. The coordinators, by major, are:

 How to Find an Internship

The School of Communication enjoys positive relationships throughout the communications industry.  Our contacts, connections and alumni work in such organizations as media outlets, agencies, government and non-profits.  Through these relationships, we seek to connect our students to valuable work and internship opportunities.  The link below will download our latest database of current postings.

Visit the SOC Internship Database and look at the postings: SOC_Internship_Database_Update_01-15-15

If you are interested in finding an internship, you will want to check back often for the most recent updates.

The database contains internships – advertising, public relations, journalism and communication – of which the School of Communication is aware.  Some of the organizations are places other Loyola students have interned before.  Some may be employers who have reached out to the School of Communication asking us to share their postings.  Here are several important things to note:


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Water Tower Campus · Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.6548 · Fax: 312.915.6955
E-mail: LoyolaSOC@luc.edu

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