Advising & Programs

Career Advancement provides advising and programs throughout the academic year that cover a wide range of career fields as well as graduate and professional schools. The Career Advancement calendar on UChicago Handshake provides a comprehensive schedule of upcoming programs and workshops, including dates, times, and locations. Below is an overview of just some of what Career Advancement offers to students.

Career Advising

Students’ relationship with Career Advancement starts during First Year Orientation, when students meet their assigned Career Advancement adviser.  First year students hear from their adviser throughout the year to help then connect with Career Advancement resources and experiences. Throughout the year, students can seek advice from their assigned adviser while also connecting with Career Advancement’s industry experts in the UChicago Careers In programs.  

Career & Internship Fairs

Career Advancement sponsors several on-site and virtual career fairs throughout the academic year for students seeking both internship and full-time opportunities.

Spring Recruiting Conference

This event, held during spring quarter, will include a half-day of interactive workshops and an optional full day of site visits to top local employers. This conference is designed to build students’ resume writing, interviewing, and networking skills, and prepare them to embark on a successful job or internship search. The event covers resumes, cover letters, networking, and interviews, and students also have the chance to network with established alumni.

Steps to Success

Steps to Success is a unique program, designed specifically for first-years, that provides students with the opportunity to discuss internships, research, study abroad, and travel with upperclassmen.