Launch Your Computer Science Career Today!
Careers in Computer Science prepares students for successful careers in software engineering, data science, information technology, and related fields. The program welcomes students of all majors and class years.
Careers in Computer Science works closely with the University’s world-class Department of Computer Science to prepare students for meaningful employment and graduate school opportunities. Students benefit from the University’s resources and faculty expertise in artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, and quantum computing.
Get Expert Support
Careers in Computer Science provides personalized advising with an industry expert. Students receive support with exploring different career paths, identifying summer opportunities, and preparing resumes and cover letters. Students can make an appointment online through UChicago Handshake.
Build Your Skills: Competitions, Recruiting Forums, and Immersion Experiences
To help students refine their skills and demonstrate their talents to employers, Careers in Computer Science organizes a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including internships, competitions, recruiting forum “speed networking” events, and Career Exploration Week immersion experiences for new first-year students.
These events include:
- Chicago Quantum Recruiting Forum in Chicago, IL
- Computer Science and Quantum Computing Explorer Program in San Francisco, CA
- Francis and Rose Yuen Tech Innovation Challenge in Shenzhen, China
- Product and Technology Recruiting Forum in San Francisco, CA
- Technology and Entrepreneurship Explorer Program in Hong Kong
UChicago Coding Challenge
Test your coding skills and prepare for tech recruiting at the UChicago Coding Challenge! Organized in collaboration with employer partners, UChicago Coding Challenges help you prepare for coding tests that are common in the recruiting process for software engineering and data science roles. You can complete the challenge as an individual or by teaming up with another student.
Meet Employers and Visit Top Tech Markets
In addition to the rapidly growing tech sector in Chicago, Careers in Computer Science offers career “treks” to connect students with employers throughout the U.S. and around the world. These treks bring students to leading tech destinations such as Silicon Valley, Boston, New York, Shenzhen, and Tel Aviv.
Tech Recruiting: Put Your Best Foot Forward
Careers in Computer Science partners with the Department of Computer Science to offer Tech Career Workshops that provide training in technical skills, give students the opportunity to practice technical interviews, and bring tech recruiters onsite to offer tips and feedback. Workshop content includes hands-on opportunities such as coding challenges, resume and cover letter reviews, and an introduction to the technical recruiting process.
Gain Hands-On Experience
UChicago’s Jeff Metcalf Internship Program provides 3,000 paid, substantive internships to students each year across a variety of career fields. Careers in Computer Science works closely with employers ranging from early-stage startups to multinational tech giants to create computer science Metcalf internships for students. Employer partners include:
- Argonne National Laboratory
- Code Your Dreams
- Girls Who Code
To learn more about the program, please contact Brianne Caplan at firstname.lastname@example.org.