March Success

This cold and windy March blew in some very exciting successes. Thank you everyone for continuing to share success stories with us at

CIMM Fest - Marketing Intern

Cumulus Media - Technical Producer WLS FM

Firebelly Design - Designer

Forever Yogurt - Executive Assistant to COO/CEO

Magnani Continuum Marketing - Junior Art Director

MLB - Instant Replay Video Operator

Neiman Marcus / Horchow - Graphic Designer

Paste Magazine - Listed as one of the Top 10 Black Directors to Watch in 2014

Starcom - Media Associate

The Marcus Graham Project iCR8 Summer Bootcamp - Copywriter

February Success

A selection of successes that were reported through the Success Campaign last month are shared below!

Full Spectrum Features - Key Grip/ 2nd AC

Chicago International Music and Movie Festival - Archive Coordinator

Sardonyx Productions - Owner

The City of Des Plaines Media Services Division - Video Editor

The Arts of Life - Video Intern

MK Films - Freelance Production Assistant

Spark SMG - Media Associate

Cutters, Detroit - Editor

The Colonie - Assistant Editor

VICE Media, Inc. - Contributor to The Creators Project

NBC 5 - Paid intern

Doritos Super Bowl Commercial Runner-up - Producer

American Pavilion - Intern

Taylor Castle Photography - Intern

WBBM, Newsradio 780 AM - Producer 

January Success

The cold weather didn’t put the chill on success stories. Below you will see some of the success stories reported this January by students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Company Name - Success (Employment, internships, and more)

Creative Retail Packaging (CRP) - Designer

Cumulus Media - Account Executive

Cutters Studios - Assistant Editor

Entertainment Cruises Chicago - DJ

High Sierra, Inc. - Graphic Designer

Ink Factory - Intern

Inside Sales Account Executive - TransNational Bankcard

International Streaming Festival of Audio Visual Art - Performance

JET - Graphic Design Intern

Learning Bar - Logo Designer

Lyric Opera - Artistic Operation Intern

New York Times Magazine 12-20-14 - Had photo published

Peace Corps - Community Educator

Propeller Fund - Grant Recipient

SignatureForum - Web & Graphic Designer

Superfly - Graphic Designer

Total Traffic Network - Traffic Producer

Undercover Solutions, LLC - Freelance Animation Video Project

December Success

Check out some of the success stories reported this December by students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Keep them coming! Individual success stories help paint the big picture of Columbia College Chicago.

Anita Miller Gallery - Gallery Assistant

Black House Cinema - Programmer

ffiXXed - Design Assistant

Fox WTVO/WQRF  - Eyewitness News Reporter 

Frey Design Group - Graphic Designer

Groupon - Visual Designer

Language School - Paid Photography Assignment 

Meetings & Events International - Webcast Assistant

Museum of Contemporary Art - Development Intern

Original beat featured on “BET’s 106 & Park Backroom Freestyle” - Producer

Original documentary, “Mound Bayou: Jewel of the Delta,” aired on WJYS  - Producer

Original song featured in award winning German documentary, “The Rising Sun” - Music Producer

Utopic - Senior Assistant Editor

Old Town School of Folk Music - Volunteer Manager & Concert Production Coordinator  

VSA Partners - Senior Designer

November Successes!

Current students and alumni shared some great success stories this November. More than a few were results of on-campus recruitment events and use of the College’s online job board, ColumbiaWorks.

ABC - Locations Coordinator

Amazon - Visual Designer

Aritzia Women’s Boutique - Sales Associate

Chicago International Film Festival - Post Supervisor

Creative Go-Round - Graphic Design Intern

DraftFCB - Associate Digital Producer

Freelance Writer

Gaffney Films - Production Intern

Gomberg, Sharfman, Gold & Ostler, P.C. - Administrative Assistant

Guess Inc. - Sales Associate

Guess Inc. - Sales Associate

Jellyvision Lab - Front-End Developer Intern

Kelli Connell - Intern

Paul Elledge Photography - Intern & Photography Assistant

Paul D’Amato - Intern

Penguin Books - Editor

Photo District News - Contest Winner

Schubas - Headlining Performance 

Splash at the Sun-Times/CIRCUS Magazine - Intern/Editor in Chief

The Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences & The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences - Lighting Designer and Stagehand

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management - Associate Professor of Law

Turnkey Digital - Editor

What The Funny - Intern

October Success!

This October, the Success Campaign tallied some wonderful success stories from the CCC community. This month saw a lot of internships, but there are full-time and part-time highlights as well.

2nd Story - Director of Programming

Bella’s Boss House of Fashion - Marketing Intern

Crane - Contest Winner

Daufenbach Camera - Rental Technician

Edelman - Art Director

Fallon - Integrated Production Coordinator 

Getty Images - Researcher

Getty Images - Manager

Gray Talent Group - Intern

Indianapolis Star - Pulliam Fellow

Johalla Projects - Founder and Curator

KingsIsle - Animator

Microsoft - Marketing and Financial Analyst in the Advertising Department

Museum of Contemporary Art - Internship and Volunteer Coordinator

Radar Studios - Intern

Rowboat Creative - Graphic and Apparel Designer

Sony Music Entertainment/Warner Music Group - Lifestyle Marketing Rep

Wagstaff Worldwide - Account Coordinator

Z Gallerie - Sales/Visual Associate

September Success!

This September, the Success Campaign revealed some exciting opportunities for the CCC community. Take a peek below to see where our talented students and alumni are ending up.

Adelstein Liston - Producer

Ambush Entertainment - Intern

Animated Storyboards - Intern

Apple Inc - Family Room Specialist

Apple Retail - Specialist

Audiotree - Graphic Designer & Editor

BAM! Studios - Sound Designer/Mixer

Biznik - Director of Community

Bloomingdale’s - Sales Manager in Training

Buzzfeed - Reporter

Capgun - Intern/Assistant Content Producer

Catherine Edelman Gallery - Exhibiting Artist

CBS2 - Intern with Specials News Team

CBS2 Investigative Reporting Unit - Intern

Chicago Housing Authority - Program Coordinator for the Employment Program

Chicago Reader - Featured Photographer

Chicago Tribune Media Group - Production Assistant

Clint Blowers Photography - Intern

Core Twelve - Web Developer

Creative Artists Agency - Assistant

Curtis Productions - Intern

Daniel Burton Dean - Graphic Designer/Motion Audio Director

David Paul Larson Photography - Fashion Photographer

Dearest Jane - Film Director

Default Gallery - Co-Founder, Director

Dictionary Films - Executive Producer

Dr. Phil Show - Executive Assistant Intern

Fuelhaus - Graphic Designer

Grand Rapids Art Museum - Curatorial Intern

Gurney Productions - Executive Coordinator

HBO - Intern

HBO - Writers Production Assistant

HBO - Administrative Assistant

HBO Films - Executive Assistant

Innovative Artists - Assistant

Jeff McClusky & Associates - Artist Development Internship

Johalla Projects - Director

Johnson Publishing - Intern

Joone Studios - Co-Owner

Kartemquin - Intern

Kurtis Productions - Intern - Office Coordinator

Lisa Sciascia Photography - Social Media & Marketing Intern

Metro & Jam Productions - Intern

Ms. Fit Magazine: Real World Feminist Fitness - Managing Editor

Museum of Science and Industry - Social Media Manager

Nansen - Office Manager

NBC “Betrayal” - Production Assistant

NBC The Voice - Performer

Niche Media - Fashion Assistant

Nickelodeon - Junior Animation Writer

Noise Floor - Sound Designer/Mixer/Owner

Noisefloor - AVM Post Production Staff

Ogilvy - Studio Director

Particle Audio - Lead Sound Designer/Mixer

Particle Audio - Sound Designer/Mixer

Paul Elledge Photography - Assistant

Prophet - Visual Developer

Rockit Ranch Productions - Graphics Assistant

Sapeint Nitro - Senior Designer

ShadowMachine - Production Assistant

ShadowMachine - AssistantAPOC

Smuggler - Director’s Assistant

Spirit Juice Media - Post Sound Mixer

Spirit Juice Media - Producer

The Field Museum - 2D/3D Artist Intern

The Media Elixir - Manager of Operations

The New York Times - Launching Sponsored Content Team

The New York Times - Reporter

The Trevor Project - Crisis Lifeline Worker

Transformers 4 & Jupiter Ascending - Production Assistant

True Value Company - Email Marketing Coordinator

TwoxFour - Art Direction Intern

Upshot - Junior Art Director

Valhalla Motion Pictures - PR Intern

WGN-TV - Intern

Whitehouse Post - Intern

Whitehouse Post - Intern

WMS Gaming - Staff Art Associate

WMS Gaming - Lead Artist