Success Stories

Who's Making an Impact at UChicago?

University of Chicago students, alumni, faculty and staff make news around the world. Career Advancement is pleased to partner with a wide range of organizations to give students access to prestigious speakers, unique events and limitless opportunities. Please read below for recent news and accomplishments that help shape our campus and our community.


Success Stories

In today’s world, perspective is hard to come by. In an age of sound bites and conversations condensed into 140 characters, it can be difficult to get the big picture.

UChicago undergraduates triumphed at this year’s 4th Annual UChicago Midwest Trading Competition, held in Hyde Park at the Chicago Innovation Exchange. UChicago teammates Frank Luan, Zhen Lin, Daisy Ding, and George Gui placed first overall in the competition and second in Case 1 – Cross-Listed Shares Trading. Another UChicago team, comprised of Joe Fennessey, Yuta Kakutani, Jigar Shah, and Abhimanyu Deora, tied for second place with the team from Amherst in Case 3 – Options Market-Making.

“What are you going to do with that?”

A question that English majors hear over and over again. Indeed, many humanities majors wrestle with this question throughout their college career, knowing they will soon be called upon to apply their education in unique and innovative ways.

What do a math major, a paralegal, a character animator, and a theme park creative director have in common? Simply, they are all one person: UChicago alum Josh Sauerman, AB’07.

Registration Open for Taking the Next Step 2016!

Taking the Next Step is a one-day, conference-style event that gives second and third year students the opportunity to explore their post-graduation options and expand their professional network. More than 200 alumni representing 20 different industries will be available to answer your questions and give advice during career panels and informal lunch discussions.

Event Details

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Marriott Chicago
540 N Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Steps to Success: College Resume Ready

November 19, 2015

Ida Noyes Hall

Two time options: 4:30pm and 6:30pm

Steps to Success: College Resume Ready is an interactive workshop that will teach you how to update your high school resume for college-level opportunities. Attend this event to:


Sachin Modak is a fourth year in the College and spent the summer interning at Solstice Mobile. Learn more about his experience in Sachin’s own words:

This past spring, twenty one students from the   UChicago Careers in Business (UCIB) and UChicago Careers in Business: Financial Markets (UCIB: FM) Programs visited J.P. Morgan’s Chicago Sales & Trading Office.  Students were welcomed by a handful of members from the firm’s Fixed-Income group.  Kicking off the visit, Anthony Farias (AB’13), Analyst, and Cathy Frank (MBA’00), Managing Director, presented to the students on why J.P. Morgan is such a successful company and enlightened the students on the culture at the firm. 

When Waller Perez (AB‘17) chose the University of Chicago, he knew that the knowledge he gained from the Core curriculum would support him in any interest he decided to pursue.  With a passion for teamwork built from his experience as a varsity basketball player, Waller began to plan for a future career in a collaborative office environment where he knew he would excel..

Mingchen “Bruce” Chi (AB’17) has always been looking ahead to the next big opportunity. While knee-deep in a myriad of high school extra curricular activities, he focused all his remaining energy on finding the perfect college to suit his needs. Bruce’s approach to selecting a career path has been no different: having participated in externships, Jeff Metcalf Internships, and constant contact with alumni and career advisers, he strives to settle into a dream job that stimulates and challenges him as much as UChicago’s academic environment.