Career Exploration Week

Career Exploration Week

JUMPSTART YOUR CAREER THIS SUMMER AT CAREER EXPLORATION WEEK

Meet your new classmates and immerse yourself in a career field that interests you during Career Exploration Week, a series of four-day programs in a variety of locations and industries. Organized by UChicago’s Office of Career Advancement, these programs will allow you to get a head start on your career and meet alumni and professionals with your dream job.

Click the program links to learn more about each program and how to apply!

2019 CAREER EXPLORATION WEEK PROGRAMS

The Technology and Entrepreneurship Explorer Program in Hong Kong will take place from August 25-28, 2019. All other programs will take place from September 3-6, 2019.

BUSINESS EXPLORER PROGRAMS – NEW YORK, NY; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; WASHINGTON, D.C.

The Business Explorer Programs offer incoming students the chance to explore a variety of business career options through on-site experiences with top industry firms, business leaders, and young professionals in the UChicago network.

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

DIGITAL MEDIA & MARKETING EXPLORATION PROGRAM – AUSTIN, TX
Students interested in exploring the multifaceted world of digital media will gain insight into careers through visits with employers, industry experts, and members of the UChicago community.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPLORER PROGRAM – SAN FRANCISCO, CA

On this career exploration trek to the San Francisco Bay Area, students will explore Silicon Valley’s unique culture of innovation while engaging with UChicago alumni entrepreneurs.

EXPLORING THE LEGAL PROFESSION PROGRAM – NEW YORK, NY

Students eager to gain early exposure to careers in law will experience the practice of law in New York and will be able to explore their interests by engaging with UChicago alumni who are judges, prosecutors, and corporate and nonprofit attorneys among others and gaining insight into the law school experience.

JOURNALISM, CINEMATIC ARTS, & MEDIA EXPLORATION PROGRAM – LOS ANGELES, CA

This career exploration program will give students the opportunity to learn about the journalism, cinematic arts, and media sectors in Los Angeles through visits to a variety of organizations and meetings with industry professionals and UChicago alumni.

MARINE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY EXPERIENCE – WOODS HOLE, MA

This experience offers students a unique opportunity to engage with leading scientists and learn at a cutting-edge marine biological laboratory, all while enjoying the culture and natural environment of the New England coast.

PUBLIC POLICY EXPLORER PROGRAM – WASHINGTON, DC
Through on-site visits at nonprofits, government agencies, and other policy organizations in Washington, DC, students will gain firsthand exposure to public interest careers and connect with members of the UChicago community.

TECHNOLOGY EXPLORER PROGRAM – NEW YORK, NY

This immersive program will offer students the chance to explore careers in technology, software engineering, and data analytics, in several areas including startups, fintech, and healthcare. The program will leverage visits with industry professionals, employers, and UChicago alumni.  

TECHNOLOGY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPLORER PROGRAM – HONG KONG

This immersive program in Hong Kong will offer students the chance to explore careers in technology, entrepreneurship, software engineering, and data analytics, in several areas including startups, fintech, and healthcare. The program will leverage visits with industry professionals, employers, and UChicago alumni in the Hong Kong region.  

Faculty and Staff Partners

If you are a faculty or staff member interested in co-leading a Career Exploration Week program, please contact Nelida Garcia at nelidagarcia@uchicago.edu.