Michael Elias
Career Specialist, Communication

To schedule an appointment with Michael, call 312.362.8437. If you are just getting started, or are interested in a resume review, please visit a Peer Career Advisor. Weekly walk-in hours are available.

Off-Site Advising
Wednesdays, 1-4pm, Daley Building (Suite 1103)
In addition to scheduled appointments through the Career Center, Michael will be available for 30-minute advising sessions, off-site, in the College of Communication beginning Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Advising sessions will be held every Wednesday from 1-4 PM in the Daley Building, Suite 1103. In these sessions, Michael is available for resume/cover letter/portfolio reviews, quick job and internship search tips, and interviewing strategies. Please email Michael directly at to schedule a 30-minute off-site appointment. If you are seeking a 60-minute appointment, please contact the Career Center directly to schedule a meeting with Michael.

Academic Programs

Research Career Options

  • What Can Do I With This Major? – Explore career possibilities within a variety of majors, including employer options and strategies to make you competitive for a particular field.
  • Alumni Sharing Knowledge(ASK) - Connect with DePaul alumni who are working in your field of interest. ASK is a network of over 1,000 DePaul alumni and friends who volunteer to share their insight and lessons they learned while in college and on the job.

Building a Creative Portfolio

The video below provides an introduction on gathering samples, selecting a website, and beginning to build a creative career portfolio. For additional portfolio resources, please contact Michael Elias at or schedule an appointment at 312.362.8437.

Student Organizations

Below is a short list of student organizations you may wish to explore or join. Browse a complete list of DePaul student organizations by logging into OrgSync.

  • American Advertising Federation, DePaul Chapter(AAF)
  • Chicago Storytelling
  • DePaul University Society of Professional Journalists Chapter (SPJ)
  • DePaul Ad Club (Adventors)
  • The DePaulia
  • Good Day DePaul
  • Graduate Communication Association
  • Lambda Pi Eta
  • International Association of Business Communicators, DePaul Chapter(IABC)
  • Public Relations Student Society of America(PRSSA)
  • Radio DePaul

Useful Links and Resources

Freelance Guides

The DePaul Career Center uses a site called Delicious to organize links into categories. You can see all the links we think are useful here. Clink on the topics below to get links related to certain industries or focus areas.

Professional Organizations and Publications

Job Search Resources


Communication Internship Program

Create a Career Portfolio