Executive & Administration
Our executive team works to continually move Career Advancement forward with innovative opportunities and experiential initiatives. Our administrative team supports the work of all Career Advancement’s teams.
Employer Relations and Development
Employer Relations & Development
The Employer Relations & Development team (ERD) helps employers and students connect. Assisting employers in everything from posting positions and collecting resumes to coordinating on-campus interviews and recruiting events, the ERD team plays an essential role in helping UChicago students obtain substantive internships and full-time positions.
The External Relations team builds strong relationships with UChicago's network of alumni, parents, and other off-campus partners. In addition, the team manages several student programs that partner with outside volunteers such as the Alumni Board of Governors Externship Program, the International Experience Grant, the Metcalf Volunteers Program, and the Summer Action Grant.
The Student Preparation team works directly with students through one-on-one counseling appointments and innovative programming to support students in everything from career exploration to negotiating job offers. Career advisers assist with everything from resumes, cover letters, finding opportunities, and applications.
Career Advancement offers two selective business programs, the Trott Business Program and the Financial Markets Program, as well as the open-participation Business Career Services program. Advisers in each of these programs can help students prepare for careers in a wide range of business fields, including consulting, financial services, investment banking, and marketing.
Students interested in startups, venture capital, and other entrepreneurial related careers have access to one-on-one advising from professionals with extensive experience on the UChicago Careers in Entrepreneurship (UCIE) team.
UChicago Careers in Education Professions provides specialized preparation for students interested in pursuing careers in pre K-12 teaching as well as educational administration, research, and policy. The EdPros team offers one-on-one advising to help prepare students for careers in education.
UChicago Careers in Health Professions (UCIHP) provides College students with resources and support to develop a customized portfolio of knowledge, skill sets, and experiences required for advanced study or employment in health and medicine. As early as their first year, pre-health students are advised on how to assess their strengths, hone their interests, and identify appropriate course work, research, internships, and clinical opportunities.
As part of Career Advancement, UChicago Careers in Journalism, Arts, and Media (UCIJAM) provides essential pre-professional opportunities and a focus on innovative thinking to help students launch successful careers in these fast-changing fields.
The UChicago Careers in Law (UCIL) program provides undergraduates and alumni interested in legal careers the knowledge they need to prepare for law school and legal professions. Through workshops, presentations, internships, mentoring and one-on-one advising, UCIL seeks to support students and alumni as they decide whether a career in law is a good fit for them.
Fried Public Policy and Service Program
Whether they gravitate toward community or international development, education, social service, public policy, or politics, students will find a vast array of opportunities through the Fried Public Policy and Service Program. The program offers one-on-one advising to help prepare students for careers in government, politics and non-profits.
UChicago Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (UCISTEM) helps students explore, prepare for, and obtain careers or professional school placement in these fields. Opportunities for mentorship, alumni networking, and one-on-one advising are readily available.