Students with an interest in rapidly changing fields like computer science, engineering, and applied mathematics find the University of Chicago's rigorous liberal arts curriculum to be excellent preparation for a career in these fields. The UChicago Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (UCISTEM) Program provides experiential opportunities for students as they explore ways that science, technology, and innovation provide solutions in areas that range from particle physics, bioinformatics, and national security to search engines and alternative energies.
UCISTEM's partnership with the University's Institute for Molecular Engineering, exposes undergraduates to problem–solving in physics, biology, chemistry, and computation that will ultimately seek to find solutions to some of the world's most challenging problems.
Students in the program are able to use a myriad of useful resources provided by Career Advancement. Students have the opportunity to be matched with graduate student research mentors, receive individualized advising and counseling, attend workshops and lectures by distinguished alumni, and seek Jeff Metcalf Internships and Alumni Board of Governors Externships in relevant fields. Past internship employers include the Argonne National Laboratory, Google, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and many more. Moreover, by attending school on a campus bursting with cutting-edge research opportunities, students can be guided to seek relevant research experience at one of the many campus laboratories, and around 80% of UChicago students will choose to do research while on campus.
Like all UChicago Careers In programs, UCISTEM is open to students of any major.