Students Meet Jon Stewart, Tour the Met, and Stroll through Boardwalk Empire on UCIJAM New York Trek

With 19 students students involved, the UChicago Careers in Journalism, Arts, and Media (UCIJAM) Trek was a roaring success. Visiting thirteen diverse sites, the students were exposed to video reporting, media app development, music performance, online broadcasting, arts administration, advertising, film scoring, and fashion design. After the action packed trip, students came away from the UCIJAM trek feeling fulfilled, informed and excited about their dream careers in journalism, arts, and media.                                         

Companies visited and alumni hosts:

  • Gurjot Fashion | Alumni Host: Gurjot Sidhu (AB’90, MBA’93)
  • Smalls Jazz Club
  • The Daily Show | Alumni Host: Kahane Cooperman (AB’84)
  • Time Life
  • Interior Design Magazine | Alumni Host: Cindy Allen (Parent ’08)
  • The Verge and  | Alumni Host: Nilay Patel (AB’03)
  • The Wall Street Journal | Alumni Host: Bret Stephens (AB’95)
  • Super-Exploder
  • The Cornelia Street Café
  • Steiner Studios- Boardwalk Empire
  • Ogilvy and Mather
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Bloomberg News, Inc. | Alumni Host: Sarah Pickman (AB’08)


I found (it) really useful … that we were able to explore and experience the environments of the companies we visited. Just by walking through the workplace and talking to the employees, we were able to get an idea of the atmosphere and culture of the companies. I thought this was very enlightening, and it was definitely something we would not have been able to experience by sitting in a classroom.” - Krystal Li (AB’15)