CBO Newsletter: August 2013

UChicago | College Admissions Newsletter

Welcome to the New Admissions Season!

As the summer winds down and classes begin, I know many of you are helping students (and families) develop strategies to find the schools they like and fit best. One strategy is to investigate outcomes like career success after graduation. In this double–issue of the CBO Newsletter I put the spotlight on the career preparation options offered by our Career Advancement office. I also feature recent academic news that is enriching our University community. I hope this issue will help you and your students see how the doors of opportunity open wide for UChicago graduates.


Colin Melinda Johnson
Director, CBO Outreach & Media Engagement

Spotlight on UChicago Career Advancement

A University of Chicago education cultivates intellectual independence that empowers individuals to excel in any pursuit. UChicago Career Advancement enables students and alumni to translate their academic foundation—regardless of major or background—into professional success. With a variety of services and programs, Career Advancement strives to equip students and alumni with the knowledge and tools they need to thoroughly prepare for today's competitive job market:

Taking the Next Step

Career Exploration Seminar Taking the Next Step is a one-day, conference-style program early in Winter Quarter that invites second and third year College students to explore post-graduation options. College alumni and faculty from a variety of industries host panels and lunch-and-learn roundtables to offer advice and answer questions.

UChicago Careers in...

UCIB Students To supplement the University of Chicago's liberal arts curriculum, Career Advancement partners with the College to offer unique pre-professional programs. These programs provide resources and professional development to students interested in:


San Francisco Trek Throughout the year, groups of 10 to 15 UChicago students with specialized interests visit targeted employers in locations across the United States and abroad. Up to three days long with three site visits per day, treks often include company presentations, tours, panel discussions, and hosted meals.
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UChicago's Institute of Politics: Inspiring a New Generation of Leaders

IOP interns at the Democratic National Convention The new, nonpartisan Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago is an extracurricular program designed to nurture in young people a passion for politics and public service. The Institute officially opened in early 2013. Three programs form the core of the initiative: A new visiting fellows program, an expanded set of policy and public interest internships, and a continuous series of public speakers discussing current events and political life.

Landmark Affiliation Strengthens Biology Scholarship

Researcher at MBL The University of Chicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. have agreed to form an affiliation that will strengthen both institutions' missions of leadership and innovation in scientific research and education. The MBL has been a driving force in biological discovery and research training since its founding in 1888. Both institutions have reputations for scientific excellence, highly collaborative cultures that draw top biologists from around the world, and programs that will benefit from the affiliation's combination of strengths.
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VIDEO: Study Abroad in 60 Seconds

Ornate door in India Each year our students who choose to study abroad are invited to participate in a video contest. The object is to represent their UChicago study abroad experience in 60 seconds or less. See how this year's winners were inspired by their trips to India, Austria, and Poland.

August 2013


Ongoing through August 25
Other Modernisms: Serge Charchoune (1889-1975)

Ongoing through August 25
The Land Beneath Our Feet: American Art at the Smart Museum

August 27 - Uncommon Nights—Movie on the Quad: Les Miserables

Ongoing through August 28
Summer Arts Workshops: Movement with Kevin Iega Jeff

Ongoing through August 29
Summer Arts Workshops: Visual Arts with Leslye Long

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The University Unveils a New Residence Hall and Dining Commons

Studio Gang Architects, Led by renowned Chicago Architect Jeanne Gang, Has been selected to design a major new residence hall and dining commons on the north end of the UChicago campus. The facility, which will house roughly 800 undergraduates, is designed around the College's distinctive House System, with an emphasis on building community.

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Winner of Truman Scholarship Plans for a Life of Public Service

Third-year Gabrielle Newell has won the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a recognition of her exceptional leadership as an undergraduate and her potential career in public service. With the support of the Truman Scholarship, which provides up to $30,000 for graduate education, Newell plans to pursue a joint law degree and Master of International Studies with a focus on human rights.

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Take an irreverent tour of Fermilab with Penny Arcade's Andrew Groen

On the outskirts of Chicago, in a small town called Batavia, deep underground, lies one of the most powerful machines mankind has ever built. A ringed device over four miles long, so big it fits several lakes and ponds within its circumference: a particle accelerator called the Tevatron, designed to slice into subatomic particles and study the guts that fly out.

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