Academics: Planning for Your Future

The College is here to help you make plans for the future, whether that means a student job next quarter, a summer internship, graduate study, or your post-graduation job search.

Research opportunities

If you are looking for a research opportunity, many of our professors employ students to assist them in their work, and these are often paid positions. Looking to conduct your research abroad? We have International Experience Grants that are awarded by the College to support language study and research overseas.

Career focus

For students wishing to pursue a preprofessional track, our UChicago Careers In programs provide guidance and support for success in countless careers, including business, law, journalism, the health professions, and more.

Further education

Many students look to further their education by attending graduate school. University of Chicago undergraduates find tremendous success in applying to and succeeding in top master’s and PhD programs around the world. Within five years of graduation, UChicago students rank among the highest choosing to attend graduate school. Fifteen to 20 percent go on to receive PhDs.

Students who pursue graduate programs are guided by their professors, advisers, and Career Advancement. Career Advancement provides regular alumni and graduate student panels offering advice on graduate school life, reaching out to faculty for letters of recommendation, test preparation, and financial aid.