UChicago Careers in Public and Social Services Explore New York City

Inaugural NYC Trek Focuses on International Development and Philanthropy

The inaugural UChicago Careers in Public and Social Service (UCIPPS) Trek took on New York City, with 12 undergraduates and one graduate student joining UChicago staff for two days of visits across Manhattan. Students crisscrossed New York throughout the trek, which was focused primarily on career paths within international development, human rights and careers in philanthropy. Through the support of generous alumni and employer partners, students visited a wide range of organizations over the course of just two days.

Companies visited:

  • Dalberg Global Advisors
  • Robin Hood Foundation
  • DonorsChoose.org
  • Fulbright Awards
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Institute for International Education (IIE)
  • The Seleni Institute
  • Empire State Building
  • The Clinton Foundation/Clinton Global Initiative
  • One Acre Fund

Additional Events:

  • UCIPSS Reception and Dinner at the San Marino Restaurant in SoHo


It was a packed couple of days but I can certainly say that we all enjoyed being led by such great mentors. I'm excited to see the prospects of what this trek will have for our networks and career paths, and we can all thank [Career Advancement] for that!” - Nicole Reyna (AB'14)