Business Explorer Program

Business Explorer Program

Business Explorer Programs in New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; and Washington, D.C.

The Business Explorer Program is a 4-day career exploration experience led by Career Advancement’s Business Career Programs for 20 incoming first-year students. This program seeks to introduce students to a variety of business career opportunities, provide exposure to top industry firms, and offer the chance to network with UChicago alumni. As part of the experience, students will build a network with other members of the incoming class and enjoy the food, culture and business environment of the host region.

The Business Explorer Program will be offered in three locations: New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

UChicago’s Business Career Programs build on the world-class UChicago liberal arts foundation to give students who are interested in business a competitive edge in their professional development. Through participation in the programs, students engage with like-minded students to build business and industry knowledge, strengthen professional skills, and develop recruiting strategies to support internship and full-time recruiting goals. 

The Business Explorer Program is designed for students eager to begin career exploration in the field of business, regardless of their industry experience. Business Explorer participants will engage in interactive experiences in the areas of finance, consulting, branding/marketing, and early-stage ventures. The program will provide participants with the opportunity to meet seasoned professionals and leaders in local, top-tier and innovative firms and engage in meaningful interactions with fellow classmates, upperclassmen, and alumni. Through cohort-based activities led by a Career Advancement staff member, students will also explore the city and have a chance to connect with other members of the incoming class prior to their start at the University. All participants will be matched with a roommate for lodging purposes and will have the opportunity to engage with other program participants online prior to start of the program.

Program Cost

New York: $1,000; San Francisco: $1,000; Washington, D.C.: $1,000.  Includes lodging, meals, local transportation between site visits, and the cost of organized group activities.  Need-based financial aid available.

Program Dates

September 3-6, 2019

How to Apply

Interested students can apply by submitting the Business Explorer Program application form.


For more information about the Business Explorer Program, please contact Nelida Garcia at