Weekly Round-Up (5/12/17 – 5/19/17)

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  • Kyle Henry – URAP Summer Assistant Director/Dramaturge
  • GlobeMed – 2017-2018 Marketing & Communications Fellow (Evanston, IL)

Los Angeles, CA:

  •  Creative Artists Agency (CAA) – Fall 2017 Internship Program – Various Departments

Other locations

  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
    • Fall 2017 Internship Program – Music (Nashville, TN)
    • Fall 2017 Internship Program (Jacksonville, FL)
      • Golf, Graphic Design
      • Golf, Sponsorship
    • Fall 2017 Internship Program (Atlanta, GA)
      • Sport Licensing
      • Football
    • Fall 2017 Internship Program – Football (Nashville/Memphis, TN)


  • We Are Unlimited (Chicago, IL)
    • Associate Account Executive
    • Group Business Director
  • Scranton Gillette Communications (Arlington Heights, IL)
    • Marketing Manager
    • Associate Editor

Career Corner: Last-Minute Job Search Strategies

Spring has officially sprung! Unsure about your summer plans? No worries! These two articles will help you learn how to effectively search and apply for late-minute internships/jobs for the summer!

Last-Minute Job Search Tips For Students Without Summer Internships

5 Ways to Get a Last-Minute Summer Job

Although internships are a great way to gain experience in the job field you are passionate/curious about, there are plenty of other opportunities that can help you gain valuable experiences!

Look below for examples of informal opportunities that can help boost your resume and job skills.

  • Set up informational interviews to expand your network.
  • Shadow local professionals who have careers that you are interested in. Utilize the Northwestern alumni network and Mentorship Program or your personal network to locate individuals and set up shadowing opportunities. This can be a great way to acquire an understanding of a variety of different fields in a relatively short period of time.
  • Volunteer with an organization working in an area that you’re passionate about.
  • Work on a passion project that you don’t find the time to do during the school year.

Career Corner: Thank You Letters

Congrats, you just finished a job interview! Now what?

Thank you letters are a crucial step in the post interview hiring process. Check out this helpful article and learn how to craft a perfect thank you letter to make a lasting impression on any employer!

Happy job hunting!

Career Corner: Finding the Right Internship & Funding

Hiring season is upon us! Whether you are beginning your search, applying for internships, or secured offers from employers, it is important to know which internship is right for you. This article will help any student navigating the internship application process on helpful tips to securing internships, knowledge on the different types of internships, and funding programs.

In addition, students looking for financial assistance this summer for either a PAID or UNPAID internship should heavily consider applying for the School of Communication’s Internship Awards. All School of Communication undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the internship award programs. You do not need to have a secured internship when applying! Deadline to apply is Monday, April 17, 2017 at 9:00am.

The Hammerschlag Internship Award is an initiative made possible by the generous donation of  the Hammerschlag family, provides funding to students interning over summer quarter in any market.


The Molotsky Internship Award is an initiative made possible by the generous donation of Barbara Molotsky, provides funding to students to help defray the living expenses associated with interning outside of the Chicagoland area.


The WCLV Internship Award is an initiative made possible by the generous donation of Robert Conrad, provides funding to students interning over summer quarter in any market. While all students are welcome to apply, preference is given for students with internships in the radio industry.



  • Nationwide/International internships: If you are interning outside of the Chicagoland area, you are eligible for all three awards and are welcome to apply to all of them
  • Chicagoland internships: If you are interning in the Chicago area, you are NOT eligible for The Molotsky Internship Award
  • Paid versus unpaid internships: You may apply for these awards for both paid and unpaid internship experiences
  • Selection Criteria:
    • Degree to which the internship will help the students in his or her future career
    • Financial need
    • Academic performance
  • Award amount: Award amount varies for each program. On average student have been awarded up to $2,000-$3,000
  • If you have any questions, feel free to email us at epics@northwestern.edu


EPICS Discover Spotlight – 4/11/17

Discover Spotlight features this week’s last chance internship opportunities. Additional information for each internship can be found on SoConnect

Ravinia Festival


Job ID: 4016

Expires: April 15, 2017

The Ravinia Festival Association is seeking a team of Production Interns to assist in the coordination and execution of all backstage operations for the 2017 summer season.

Dates of Internship:

  • May/June through late-September 2017.


  • Members of the internship program will perform the daily operations of the Production Department including, but not limited to: artist transportation, hospitality, setting dressing rooms, restocking inventory and general office work.


  • Knowledge of performing arts
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent typing and proofreading skills
  • Knowledge of Chicagoland area attractions, roadways and public transportation
  • Customer service experience
  • Foreign language speakers encouraged to apply


  • $10/hour. Thirty to fifty hours per week with opportunities for overtime pay. Free attendance at concerts. Some meals provided.

Screen by U.S Work Authorization:

  • No

How to Apply:

  • Qualified applicants should apply online at www.ravinia.org and are required to provide a cover letter, resume, and a current copy of their driving record. https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/Ravinia/seasonal

Life Matters Media


Job ID: 3989

Expires: April 25, 2017

With the support of the Retirement Research Foundation in 2017, Life Matters Media is developing a structured advance care planning program within the Chatham community on Chicago’s South Side. This internship will provide the opportunity to do a variety of meaningful work as we together build something new in this field.


  • Depending on the candidate, duties may vary; however, they may include: scouting, communication and relationship building with potential neighborhood site partners; focus group organization; data collection and impact analysis; marketing; media relations; church outreach; event planning.


  • Access to vehicle would be helpful ( mileage reimbursable) though not required


  • Unpaid

Screen by U.S Work Authorization:

  • No

How to Apply:

  • Please send a resume and cover letter to introduce yourself, your interests, any special skills, and why you care about end of life planning to Randi Belisomo randi@lifemattersmedia.org

Open Studio Project


Job ID: 4051

Expires: April 28, 2017

Open Studio Project (OSP) is a non-profit arts and social service organization located in Evanston. We serve both the general public and the diverse community of undeserved local residents.


  • This position reports to the Business Manager & Executive Director. Duties include but are not limited to assistance with the following:
    • Marketing, social media
    • Development and Fundraising including annual Fundraiser, Artopia
    • Social Networking
    • PR/Marketing, including promoting programs, community outreach, creating invites/marketing e-mails
    • Studio/gallery maintenance
    • Other duties as needed


  • Unpaid


  • Must be an NU undergraduate student or graduate student for the 2017 academic year.

Screen by U.S Work Authorization:

  • No

How to Apply:

Beam Suntory


Job ID: 4235

Expires: April 30, 2017

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits Brands that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into one of the world’s leading premium spirits companies… where each employee is treated like family and trusted with a legacy. With our greatest assets – our premium spirits and our people – we’re driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit.


  • Draft and send employee communications
  • Draft and post engaging, regionally-relevant content for our Yammer site
  • Draft and post relevant content for digital monitors
  • Employ strong news judgment and headline writing to plan and build a monthly regional news digest
  • Support regional week of service planning and communications
  • Support planning and communications for regional conference
  • Support planning and execution of culture initiatives at headquarters


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, in pursuit of relevant degree, or communications experience
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to be agile and flexible with work
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and work hard
  • 40 hour work week with the opportunity to make an impact


  • TBD

Screen by U.S Work Authorization:

  • No

How to Apply:

  • Please submit your resume and cover letter through SoConnect for consideration.

Adventures of an EPICS intern: Hey, Why Not Me?

Today marks my one month of intern-hood at The Second City’s Producer’s Row. What a month! I went from feeling like the new girl who asked way too many questions, to being the veteran who answered everyone’s questions. I can tell you the best place to find dinner or a drink in Old Town and definitely recommend some shows for you to come see! Currently running, “#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment.” I saw it last night with my friends and laughed SO hard. I also ate some phenomenal pretzel bites, shout out to my friends in the kitchen.

Being an intern is being a sponge. You absorb everything you hear, and slowly, you start to understand it all. Some of my favorite things I’ve absorbed are:

  1. Old traditions that actors keep backstage (no photos allowed!)
  2. The Second City’s plans and ideas for improving their directing program
  3. The nitty gritty rules of The Actor’s Equity Association and how to create appropriate contracts

I’ve definitely gotten more papercuts in the last month than in my entire life, but I don’t mind. Being told to organize files may feel like busy work, but my boss, Brian Loevner (Managing Producer) encourages me to read all of the files and see what they’re about! So, fellow Northwestern interns in an office somewhere, read everything you can get your hands on. You won’t have the same chance forever… plus I once found an old script from when Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch performed in the mainstage cast!

The office feels small, but every person is in charge of so much. From associate producers, to casting directors, to marketing, to the art department, Producer’s Row churns out a lot in a day. A sector I didn’t know much about, Diversity and Inclusion, is the part of The Second City I really want to touch on in my next blog, so check back, because it is all just so cool.


Liz Coin is a sophomore Radio, Television, and Film student who is interning at Second City this quarter.

NCA Career Development Fund

Through the Career Development Fund, Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) provides funding to support or supplement the career development needs of undergraduate students with financial need.

Individual students can apply to receive funding to support the following career development pursuits:

  • Travel to professional interviews for internship or full-time employment
  • Travel/registration for career-related conferences and events
  • Travel to graduate/professional school interviews
  • Purchase of professional attire *up to $300

Student group funding is also available for those seeking funding for travel to a conference or career-related event for their membership. More details on group funding can be found on their website.

There is no limit to the amount of funding that can be requested by an applicant for travel or registration fees. However, only one application can be submitted per academic year for travel/registration request and applicants can only receive funding to purchase professional attire one time during their undergraduate career.

The application can be found here. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed weekly during the academic year. Applications are due every Thursday by 5:00 PM; applicants will be notified of their status by the end of the following week. Additionally, applications to request funding for travel within the United States must be submitted 3 weeks prior to the intended date of travel; requests for international travel must be submitted 6-8 weeks prior to the intended date of travel.

Additional information about the career development fund can be found here. If you have further questions, email NCA at nca@northwestern.edu or visit their offices at 620 Lincoln St. Evanston, IL from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday (Year round).

Adventures of an EPICS intern: Learning to Say “Yes, And” in Producer’s Row

I sent in my application to The Second City’s Administrative Internship on October 4th, 2016 with the recommendation of a fellow NU Wildcat. I didn’t hear back until December 13th. I didn’t interview until December 18th. I didn’t get the job until January 8th. I started January 13th. Welcome to the world of live comedy where you hurry up and wait, where nothing is life-or-death until it is, and where everyone is the coolest person you’ve ever met.

Here are some pictures of the intern’s office where we all pile in. I cleaned it just for this picture! By all of us, I mean the four to five interns who are from the previous session (whose last days are January 31st) and yours truly. You might imagine it’s a little strange being the only new person, waiting for your new co-interns to arrive, but I’ve loved it. I know my way around the ever-changing office, I know the names of people who don’t know me yet, and I know how to work our various online systems quite well after having had five days of work.

Within my first five days, I have met with the managing producer, Brian Loevner, to whom I am assigned. I work with him on his projects he has in the works, I manage contracts and any kind of managerial paperwork needed done, and I help wherever assistance is needed within the building. For example, there are small inserts called “table toppers” that tell the audience who will be performing in the show that night. It’s my job to update, print, and place these for the correct theater for the show that night. None of this sounds too exciting, but that’s because the really exciting stuff is all TOP SECRET! Just kidding. Sort of. Some cool things I can tell you about are the shows I’ve seen so far. Yes, ma’am, I do get free tickets to see shows and get a free class just for being an intern! What?!?

I saw the mainstage show “The Winner…of our Discontent,” “Fast, Loud, Funny” at the UP Comedy stage, “Improv All-Stars” and tomorrow I’ll see “Godfrey,” a stand-up show. There are multiple theaters/stages of The Second City along with its training center and film school. The more I learn, the more I’ll post. But I’ll  sum up the last five days the best way any comedian can: “YES, and?”


Liz Coin is a sophomore Radio, Television, and Film student who is interning at Second City this quarter.

NCA Winter Internship & Job Fair on Jan. 11 & 12


Two-Day Northwestern Winter Internship & Job Fair

Jan. 11 & 12, 12-4 p.m., Norris Center, 2nd Floor

Hosted by Northwestern Career Advancement

Meet 90+ employers in a variety of industries over two days, with different employers attending each day. Plus: Sign up starting at 12 p.m. on either day of the fair for NCA’s free Professional Photo Booth (limited spots; first-come, first-served). Bring your Wildcard and resumes, and dress in business professional attire. Open to Northwestern undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni.

View the full details (http://bit.ly/ncawinterfair17) and the most up-to-date list of employers in CareerCat (Events > Career Fairs):http://bit.ly/ncawfair17. Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NUWinterFair17.