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Career Advancement is uniquely prepared to help students discover and prepare for career and graduate school opportunities in STEM. Students have access to cutting-edge research and faculty members and learn about the intersection of STEM fields across academics and industry.

Explore a variety of career paths and graduate school resources through our various Careers In programs for STEM majors:

Behavioral Sciences

Careers in Behavioral Sciences supports students interested in a diverse range of careers including clinical psychology, advertising/marketing, mental health services, human resources, behavioral analytics, and social research.

Biological Sciences

Receive comprehensive career support to prepare for cutting-edge careers in bioengineering, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, public health, ecology & evolution, and more.

Computer Science

Explore careers in software engineering, data science, information technology, and related fields while benefiting from the University’s resources and faculty expertise in artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, and quantum computing.


In partnership with the Pritzker School for Molecular Engineering, Careers in Engineering prepares students with design immersions, personalized career advising, networking opportunities, and opportunities with a diverse range of employers.

Physical Sciences

Careers in Physical Sciences works closely with world-class faculty and researchers within the Physical Sciences Division and national labs like Argonne and FermiLab to help students explore opportunities in chemistry, biochemistry, physics, clean energy, astronomy, statistics, quantum, environmental and geophysical sciences, and mathematics. For more information, contact Tara Ford at

One-on-One Advising and Programming

Make appointments through UChicago Handshake to meet with expert advisors across STEM industry areas.

Join exciting programming events to meet alumni and employers, learn about the graduate school application process, and build your skills with competitions featuring industry partners.  Stay up to date with the latest programming by joining the STEM listhost plus Careers In listhosts that interest you! 


The Jeff Metcalf Internship Program, unique to the University of Chicago, offers paid, substantive internships around the world exclusively to undergraduates. Through the Job Shadowing Program, students shadow and learn from alumni in their field of interest.

Visit our Careers In programs for more information on the variety of exciting employers and opportunities available for students across STEM!

Research Opportunities

As one of the foremost research institutions in the world, the University of Chicago offers unparalleled opportunities for student research.  Students have access to over 160 research centers and committees and receive guidance and support from the College Center for Research and Fellowships.  Get started by exploring some of the groundbreaking on-campus research happening across STEM. 


Career Advancement provides resources and events for students interested in applying to STEM graduate programs. Learn more about STEM graduate programs and check out our Grad School Toolkit for information on application preparation and required materials, attend programming throughout the year, and receive additional support through one-on-one advising appointments. 

Connect with the National Labs

Careers in STEM closely partners with Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and Marine Biological Laboratory to bring leading scientists and students together, offer access to world-class facilities, and provide extensive research and internship opportunities for undergraduates.

Employers and Alumni

Our STEM programs could not succeed without the support of alumni and experienced professionals. If you are an employer or STEM professional, consider getting involved in the following ways: taking part in career exploration events or treks, hosting an intern, and donating to the program. If you are interested in any of these options or have ideas of your own, please contact Will Lutterman at

STEM for Everyone

The University of Chicago endeavors to advance STEM education and engagement in local communities and beyond to better position the region as a source for tomorrow’s leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Through partnerships with national and affiliated laboratories, educators in local schools, and members of our surrounding communities, UChicago’s STEM For Everyone spotlights programs and resources to excite, educate, and mentor children and youth from preschool to college, as well as support fellow educators and educational institutions.