Students in this space care deeply about education and want to help improve the system by using their analytical skills. UChicago Career Advancement offers many experiences to help you build skills and contribute while at the College and beyond.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore the breadth of the education policy and research fields that include advocacy groups, non-profits, think tanks, government entities, and much more.
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Dive deep into analytical policy and research careers by meeting with current professionals working in the field with organizations such as Mathematica, Brookings Institute, and the Chicago Public Schools Office of Equity through UChicago's Job Shadowing Program.
Gain specialized knowledge through program opportunities such as policy brief writing, ‘Coffee Chats’ with alumni in the field of research, and Department of Education policy talks with leaders in the field.
Meet with the analysts, researchers, and advocates influencing education reform and educational equity on a Career Trek while visiting employers such as N.O.R.C., Urban Labs, Ounce of Prevention, and the City of Chicago.
Expand your skills with micro-internships, short projects that you can complete from anywhere, through UChicago's Micro-Metcalf Program. Potential employers include organizations such as L.A.’s Best, Providence Englewood Charter School, and Relay Graduate School of Education.
Experience substantive internships throughout the academic year and into the summer with employers such as Advance Illinois, the Chicago Public Schools Assessment Office, The Consortium on Urban School Reform, and EduDream through UChicago's Jeff Metcalf Internship Program.
Develop your own work and skills as part of student clubs (RSOs) like LegUp, Comer Tutors, and Phoenix Tutoring.
Education and Society Minor
Shape your analytical skills and expand your understanding of the education landscape through the Education and Society Minor. Courses address Research in School Improvement, The Economics of Education, The Effects of Schooling, and Violence in the Early Years.
Gain specialized knowledge by enrolling in a graduate program, such as an MS in Data Analytics, MA in Public Policy, or other graduate programs at UChicago and beyond.
EdPros Selective Track
Build skills and grow your network through this three-year selective-track professional development opportunity, which includes a dedicated career advisor, customized programming, and a community of like-minded peers.