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The Business of Non-Profits

Kate F. speaks about one of her favorite Public Policy opportunities at UChicago, campusCATALYST. The class supplies students with applicable experience within a field of public policy, and I was drawn to it immediately, wanting to expand my knowledge of a niche part of the public sector. The course has introduced me to the nuanced world of nonprofits. Read more...

Exploring Egyptology

Ella Deeken, a second year in the College, explains the structure behind UChicago's Signature Courses and how signing up for a Signature Course allowed her to learn about Egyptology, the themes of which she'd only been exposed to previously "on the Discovery Channel." Read more...

My Secret Major

Jack Wanberg, a fourth-year English major and member of UChicago improv troupe Off-Off Campus, describes his final performance with the troupe and reflects on his takeaways from learning the art of improv comedy. Read more...

Life of the...Brain?

Third-year Neuroscience and Philosophy major Nora Bradford reaches into the memory well to reflect on her childhood dream of being a neuroscientist, discovering the neuroscience major at UChicago, and–from classes she's taken to connecting with professors and having access to a litany of research opportunities–all that she's encountered so far within the major. Read more...

The Women's Athletic Association

Cecile Kurman-Browning, a varsity swimmer at UChicago, writes about her involvement with the Woman's Athletic Association, a group of UChicago female varsity athletes whose goal is to unite UChicago athletes and promote varsity athletic events to the general student body. Read more...

Tutoring through STARS

Fourth-year student Kaitlin P. writes about her involvement with Students Teaching at Ray School (STARS), a group that matches UChicago students with ESL students at Ray School in an effort to foster long-term tutoring and relationship building. Read more...

Bringing Latin Back to Life in Rome

Cecile Kurman-Browning writes about her experience studying Latin with the Paideia Institute in Rome, which included wandering through museums, visiting ancient sites, and speaking Latin with other students, as part of a five-week study abroad program that UChicago offers during the summer. Read more...