Build Your Future Workforce

Introduce your organization to prospective talent early and make an impact.

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Specialized Career Cohorts

Engage with students in their first years of career exploration and support them in developing industry-relevant skills, network, and explore opportunities. These programs provide intensive career preparation across a variety of industries and each program offers professional development opportunities and hands-on experiences.

Career Exploration Week

Career Exploration Week is a series of four-day programs designed to give incoming first-years a head start on exploring an industry or career pathway of their interest. Ranging from Law in New York to Data Science in California, these programs give you the opportunity to network with students, identify early talent, and showcase your firm through a site visit at your office!

Interested in hosting a group of incoming first years for a site visit between September 3-6, 2024? We look forward to connecting! Please contact Sophie Wingland at

Meet Top Talent

UChicago students all receive rigorous training in critical thinking and come from a wide range of cultural, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Your organization can benefit from our students' experiences, perspectives, and skills.

Employers are strongly encouraged to participate in the opportunities below to connect with students from many different backgrounds, and our employer relations staff is happy to assist you with creating a customized recruiting strategy.

Talent Sourcing Opportunities

  • Participate in the Diversity + Inclusion Summit: Celebrate diversity in the workplace and connect with students during this day-long, conference-style event. We welcome your participation! Please contact Nadia Casperson at if you’d like to learn more.

  • Connect with student organizations: Meet your target students by scheduling meet and greet events with student organizations. You can view a list of active student organizations here.

  • Hire interns: Source talent by recruiting from specialized UChicago internship cohorts, including:

Join the Equity and Access Employer Council

UChicago is convening a group of forward-thinking employers across a wide range of industries to reimagine recruiting. Council members will advise the University on how it can help employers shape a more equitable labor market. Learn more about the Council here. If you're interested in getting involved, please contact Cristina Rodriguez at

Design Your Own Event

UChicago is happy to work with you on creating events that align with your unique recruiting goals. To discuss custom events and sponsorship opportunities for programs listed above, please contact Nadia Casperson at

Employer Advisory Councils

Shape UChicago recruiting, provide industry insights, and prepare students with skills for the future.

To ensure that UChicago career services can best support employers with their recruiting goals, Career Advancement has created a series of advisory councils where employers can share feedback on talent needs in your industry, shape UChicago recruiting programs, and learn about upcoming initiatives at UChicago and additional opportunities to connect with students.

Consisting of employers from a diverse range of industries, these councils advise Career Advancement on job market trends, recruiting best practices, and talent development initiatives.

Current Councils

Career Advancement has established a national Employer Advisory Council as well as regional advisory councils throughout the U.S. and around the world with members representing 75+ different organizations.

Get Involved

Employer partners interested in joining a council are welcome to contact Cristina Rodriguez at

Executive Speaker Series

Help students explore major industry topics presented by an executive member of your organization. This is a great way to enhance your brand visibility among students, engage with them early, and support their career development.