The Office of External Programs, Internships, & Career Services (EPICS) supports undergraduate majors and minors within the School of Communication. A wide range of information regarding our services is below.
Have questions? Please contact EPICS Assistant Director, Funmilayo Oijikuto. Funmilayo serves as the liaison to undergraduate programs.
Academic Internship Program
Internships are a key element of students’ preparation for a career in the Communication Arts & Sciences. Not only do they provide students with the opportunity to connect theory to practice under the supervision of industry professionals; they also provide real-world experience and connections in their field of interest.
For undergraduate majors and minors, the SoC offers an academic internship where students can receive credit for their internship experience. While not required to graduate, EPICS strongly encourages undergraduate students to complete an internship while enrolled at Northwestern University. Examples of past internship sites include:
- Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
- Kartemquin Films
- Lookingglass Theatre Company
- Lurie Children’s Hospital
- MGM Studios
- Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)
- Ogilvy & Mather
- Starcom MediaVest Group
- Steppenwolf Theatre Company
For additional information about the SoC’s academic internship, please view the links, below:
Programs + Events
EPICS offers a variety of programs and events throughout the academic year. For more information, see:
- EPICS Connections
- Career Treks
- Career Workshops & Masterclasses
- Speed Networking Events
- Company Information Sessions
The School of Communication places a very high priority on engaging with the world beyond Northwestern’s borders. EPICS organizes a variety of opportunities for our students to travel internationally to gain exposure to the global marketplace.
The undergraduate modular curriculum is an education model based on two core principles: first, that the core topics we teach should be developed in depth and provide students with the opportunity to work with peers and faculty over an extended period of time to achieve mastery; and second, that out of class experiences and career development should be integrated into these learning communities.
EPICS role in the modules is two-fold. First, we provide career and professional development services. Tailored to each module, these services range from career workshops to resume reviews to interview preparation. Second, we oversee the Alumni Advisory Boards for each module. Board members serve as mentors to module students, providing them with career advice and capstone feedback throughout the quarter.
You can read more about Modules here.