Discovering a Diverse Workload at TDH

Name: Roger Wu Year: Sophomore Majors: Journalism, MMSS Minor: Philosophy CFS Program: Business Field Studies Employer: Tom, Dick & Harry Creative Company Before this summer started, I believed that Chicago Field Studies could be helpful for my personal and professional development only because my friends who had taken CFS quarters said so. Now I have been…

Focusing on the Community at Yellow Tractor

Name: Leta Dickinson Year: Junior Majors: Journalism, Environmental Science CFS Program: Field Studies in the Humanities Employer: Yellow Tractor LLC After working as a climbing coach, writing tutor, and SCUBA instructor, this CFS position was my most conventional job. It was about time that I took on a job that had regular hours and business casual…

Picking the Right Internship

Name: Kelly Tan Year: Senior Major: Journalism Minor: Asian American Studies CFS Program: Field Studies in Social Justice Employer: Perfect Search Media I spent a lot of time interviewing for internships in the winter, hoping to get one more work experience before I graduated and got thrown into the real world. Luckily I found one and was able to learn a…

Christian Interns at Catholic Film Production Company

Name: Christian Year: Sophomore Major(s): Journalism Minor(s): Business Institutions CFS Program: Field Studies in the Humanities Employer: Spirit Juice Studios I write this post from my car (parked, of course) after completing my fourth exciting and enriching week interning for Spirit Juice Studios, a top Catholic film production company and an absolute dream internship for me. In complete honesty, the realization…

Kelly’s Favorite Quarter at Northwestern

Name: Kelly Year: Junior Major(s): Journalism Minor(s): Asian American Studies CFS Program: Field Studies in Civic Engagement This past quarter has been my favorite quarter at Northwestern so far, and it’s all thanks to CFS and my internship. Not only am I learning a lot in my internship at AAAJ|C, but the weekly seminar has…

Danette Collaborates at In These Times

Name: Danette Year: Junior Major: Journalism Minor: African American Studies CFS Program: Field Studies in the Humanities This winter quarter, I have a position as an editorial intern at In These Times magazine. The publication is an independent, non-profit magazine with a progressive political focus that centers primarily on labor rights. The office culture is…

Martina Describes Branching Out Through CFS

Name: Martina Year: Sophomore Major: Journalism CFS Concentration: Field Studies in the Humanities I am currently interning at LiquidThread, a content branding offshoot of Starcom MediaVest group in downtown Chicago. As a diehard Medill student, taking an internship in marketing and advertising was a very scary leap. Since freshman year of high school when I…

Meet CFS Alum: Yuri

Name: Yuri Current Year: Junior Major: Journalism & History Minor: Economics CFS Program: Legal Field Studies I enjoyed going to class at the law school and interning four days a week. I had a great experience at the office, and I learned a lot about the criminal justice system. From class time, I was able…

Meet CFS Alum: Katherine

Name: Katherine Current Year: Junior Major: Journalism CFS Program: Field Studies in Humanities I liked the combination of the class with the internship–it both expanded my knowledge of the city and its institutions and provided me the time and space to reflect on the work I was doing during the week…My adviser was very helpful in…