Business Explorer Pre-Orientation Program

Business Explorer Pre-Orientation Program

The Business Explorer Pre-Orientation Program is a 3-day pre-orientation experience sponsored 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 New York City region.

Applications for the 2017 program have closed.

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 Pre-Orientation program is designed for students eager to begin career exploration in the field of business.  Business Explorer participants will engage in interactive experiences in the areas of finance, consulting, and branding/marketing.  In addition to industry exploration, students will also be exposed to role of communications and ethics in business, and the role that businesses can play in advancing societal goals.  Activities will provide participants with the opportunity to meet seasoned professionals and alumni leaders in local, top-tier firms and corporations and engage in meaningful interactions with fellow classmates, upperclassmen, and alumni prior to their start at the University. 

Program Cost


Program Dates

The Program occurs the week prior to College Pre-Orientation, September 5-8.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2017 program have closed.


  • May 1, 2017: Application goes live
  • June 16, 2017: Application due
  • June 23, 2017: Decisions sent to applicants
  • June 30, 2017: Student confirmations due