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

“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.

The University of Chicago and UChicago Careers in Business: Financial Markets (UCIB: FM) program hosted the 3rd Annual UChicago Midwest Trading Competition on April 11th at the recently opened Chicago Innovation Exchange. As the nation’s primary algorithmic trading competition, the UChicago Midwest Trading Competition—powered by OptionsCity—serves as an opportunity for quantitatively driven students interested in financial markets to connect with premier financial services firms in the Chicago area.

Started in 1948, the 57th Street Art Fair is a Hyde Park institution. Over 200 exhibitors take over the area during the first weekend of every June. Keeping the Fair as fresh and exciting as it was in 1948 is a continual goal and this year six UChicago students were enlisted to bring a new perspective by serving as consultants.  The partnership culminated in a presentation to the 57th Street Art Fair’s board of trustees in February and several of the student’s recommendations have already being incorporated into the marketing of this year’s event.