Get Involved on Campus
EPICS programming encompasses the connections and communities of Northwestern University. Whether through alumni talks, employer treks, or small workshops with industry leaders, EPICS engages with the Northwestern community in Evanston, Chicago, and the world. Connect early and often with leading employers, alumni, and industry professionals through one of the events below.
Our office offers a variety of programs and events throughout the academic year. For more information on the ways you can interact with School of Communication undergraduate and graduate student populations, see below.
EPICS Connections give SoC students access to industry leaders in the communication and creative arts fields. EPICS Connections take place on the Evanston campus each quarter and allow students to connect to industry professionals and Northwestern alumni.
Get up close and personal with SoC students through a career trek. EPICS engages with organizations around the US to welcome SoC students and give an insider’s perspective into an organization and industry. Treks take place in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and London, England.
Workshops & Masterclasses
These small group workshops allow industry professionals and alumni to have a focused conversation with interested students. Connect with one of SoC’s 17 modular curriculum programs or six Master’s programs. Additionally, EPICS can work with your organization to create small masterclasses giving students a focused learning objective that will help them build their portfolio or learn a specific aspect of an industry.
The Northwestern community stretches far and wide. With EPICS’ Industry Connect evenings, students are able to see the direction their Northwestern degree can take them. Alumni and other industry professionals discuss their industry, career path, and offer advice to students over the course of several hours.
Want to partner in a meaningful way? Each of the six Master’s programs is eager to engage industry professionals through program-specific career events. Whether related to general career advice or focused on industry trends and insights in health communication, creative industries, the arts, film and television, or the communication arts, EPICS is your partner for focused career programming.
Company Information Sessions
Is your firm interested in hosting an information session? EPICS can help coordinate these events and enhance your organization’s connection to the NU community. If your organization focuses on the creative arts, radio, television, film, communication, sound or healthcare communication, EPICS will coordinate space on campus on your behalf.
What’s happening this quarter with EPICS? Below you will see a list of current workshops and events.
Want to see what’s happening with the larger Northwestern community? PlanIt Purple is a comprehensive all-school calendar.