Career Advancement partners with the College to offer unique pre-professional programs with resources and professional opportunities that complement that broad and rich scope of the College’s Core curriculum. Through these programs, students receive personalized career counseling from an adviser with extensive experience in their field, participate in skill-building workshops, and network with successful professionals and potential employers. Students can also apply for industry-specific jobs and internships as well as grants to fund research and mentorship opportunities.
Current UChicago Careers In Offerings
With access to an economics faculty that currently includes multiple Nobel laureates, as well as professors and lecturers from the top-ranking University of Chicago Booth School of Business, UChicago Careers in Business students enjoy attractive internship and research opportunities to help them thrive in both the classroom and the boardroom. Also called the Trott Business Program, this UCI supplements the College’s rich liberal arts curriculum with the world-class resources of Chicago Booth and UChicago’s global network of business leaders.
UChicago Careers in Education Professions (UCIEP) consults with UChicago’s world-renowned faculty to help students navigate the graduate school application process; find teaching placement programs, residency programs, research opportunities, and positions with policy and consulting organizations relative to the field; locate valuable internships and interim year experiences; and embark on treks to meet professionals at education nonprofits, think tanks, and more. At UChicago, students can also work with organizations like the Urban Education Institute and the Neighborhood Schools Program to get involved in education within the local community.
Career Advancement integrates a variety of entrepreneurial opportunities, funding resources, and networking into its UChicago Careers in Entrepreneurship (UCIE) program for students interested in start-ups, venture capital, and other related careers. Students have access to one-on-one advising from a professional with extensive experience, and students with innovative ideas can utilize departments and organizations like the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship at the Booth School of Business and the Center for Policy Entrepreneurship at the Harris School of Public Policy. Students also have opportunities to put their ideas into practice in competitions such as the College New Venture Challenge, where student teams are formed to propose sustainable, socially responsible enterprises that benefit communities.