Students with an interest in rapidly changing fields like physics, computer science, engineering, and math 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.
The goal of the UCISTEM program is to help undergraduate students explore, prepare for, and obtain flourishing careers and job opportunities in these fields. Students of any major may join UCISTEM throughout their college career.
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. New coursework continues to be developed by faculty in the Institute, and students will have incredible opportunities to experience engineering discoveries and development.
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.