Media Career Services

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The mission of Media Career Services is to advise and aid students in their career and professional development and assist them in leveraging their academic education, experiential learning, and extracurricular involvement to best prepare for life beyond their collegiate stay. View our Illini Success report to see what recent Media graduates have done after earning their bachelor's degree. 

As part of the Student Services Center, our mission also involves “providing an environment that fosters inquiry, engagement, and enrichment” to all Media students.

Our goal is to help students:

  • recognize their skills and values and match those to their career interests
  • develop professional skills and etiquette
  • learn about industries and careers and explore the options available to them
  • pursue opportunities such as job shadows, internships and full-time jobs

To achieve our goal, we work closely with faculty, staff, alumni, and employers to provide knowledge and experience to students as we all have a common goal of preparing students to be successful professionals.

To find out more about the office and our staff, please visit the MCS “About Us” page.

Accommodations to Access Media Career Services

We want to make Media Career Services as accessible as possible to all College of Media students, so if you need accommodations of any kind, please contact us directly at or via phone at 217-244-4329. We will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations.