Advising & Programs

Career Advancement provides individualized advising and programs throughout the academic year that cover a wide range of career fields as well as graduate and professional school preparation. Below is a snapshot of just some of what Career Advancement offers to students.

Career Advising

Students’ relationship with Career Advancement starts during First Year Orientation, when all incoming students meet with their assigned Career Advancement adviser. During this session, students will learn about the many different resources, opportunities, and events available to them as a first-year student. They’ll also go through a resume workshop to help with transitioning their high school resume into a college-level resume. 

First year students hear from their career adviser throughout the year to help connect them with Career Advancement resources and experiences. Students are welcome to meet with their first-year career adviser at any time, but they can also meet with any other adviser in the office! For students interested in exploring specific industries, they can connect with Career Advancement’s industry experts in the UChicago Careers In programs.  As students advance throughout their time in the College, they are welcome to continue working with their first-year career adviser, or work closely with any of the advisers on our Student Preparation or UCI teams.

Career & Internship Fairs

Career Advancement hosts two major career fairs throughout the academic year for students seeking both internship and full-time opportunities. These take place in the Fall and Winter Quarters, and include hundreds of employers eager to hire UChicago students.

Taking the Next Step

Taking the Next Step is a conference-style career exploration event for first-year students. During the event, students have the opportunity to network with over 225 College alumni working in their field of interest, learn about industries through alumni panels, practice key professional skills such as resume and cover letter writing, and connect with both employers and on-campus departments that offer substantive summer opportunities for students.