Career Advancement facilitates programs and events that offer employers early access to UChicago talent.
Rogers Scholars Program in Finance
The Rogers Scholars Program in Finance provides career resources and funded internship opportunities for students interested in financial services. The program connects employers with exceptionally talented UChicago internship candidates, many of whom come from underrepresented backgrounds. All student participants have received extensive training for internships with nonprofit endowments and investment offices. Nonprofit endowments and investment offices in all geographic locations are welcome to participate. To host an intern or find out more information about the program, please contact Erick Ferrer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rogers Scholars Program in Finance is supported by a generous gift from John W. Rogers, Jr., LAB’76, Chairman and CEO of Ariel Investments and University Trustee.
Hire an Odyssey Metcalf Intern
Discover a dynamic pool of new talent through the University of Chicago’s Odyssey Metcalf Internship Program! As part of UChicago’s No Barriers initiative, designed to increase college access and meaningful career outcomes for students with the highest need, Odyssey Metcalf Internships are a special sub-set of internships offered to high-achieving first-year undergraduates from low and middle income backgrounds.
Download the Odyssey Employer overview to learn more about getting involved with the Odyssey Metcalf Internship Program.
Contact Bethany Pacheco at email@example.com to learn more about the Odyssey Metcalf Internship Program.
Career Exploration Week
Career Exploration Week is a series of four-day programs designed to give incoming students a head start on exploring an industry or career pathway they are interested in. Ranging from Law in New York to Data Science in California, these programs not only expose students to alumni and employers in a specific industry, they also give students an opportunity to build relationships with similarly interested incoming student peers and Career Advancement staff – all while safely exploring a new, exciting city!
We’re hopeful these programs will be in-person, but are making contingency plans for virtual CEW programs.
Engaging with these students is a great way to identify early talent to a group of students and showcase your firm. If you have any immediate questions or are interested in hosting students, please contact Erwin Paderanga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Host a Trek
Our students. Your Campus.
Treks are a unique recruiting tool designed to connect employers directly with students. Throughout the academic year, Career Advancement’s trek program organizes career exploration experiences for students and engages with top employers throughout the United States and around the world.
Although we are unable to host treks in person at this time, our team is excited to assist you in coordinating a virtual trek.
Participating organizations host students on-site for a one to two hour visit. The specific agenda is at the employer’s discretion, but some common site visit activities include discussion panels with current staff members, presentations on professional opportunities available at the organization, and time for answering student questions.
Treks are an efficient, low-commitment way for employers to:
- Connect with a pool of talented, high-achieving students
- Build their organization’s brand among UChicago students
- Promote internship and full-time job opportunities
- Mentor young professionals interested in their career field
To learn more about the trek program and how employers can get involved, please contact Erwin Paderanga at email@example.com.
Job Shadowing Program
The Job Shadowing Program gives undergraduates the opportunity to shadow UChicago alumni, family members, and employers at their place of work during winter, spring, and summer breaks. During a job shadowing experience, students get a firsthand look at the daily life in their field of interest, expand their professional network, and identify possible career paths.
Job Shadowing gives you the opportunity to support UChicago students as they launch their careers. During this experience, undergraduate students shadow an employer host for 1-5 days. This program offers you the chance to connect with high-achieving students at no cost. This is a fantastic opportunity to mentor students interested in your career field and maybe even find your next intern!
Employers do not need to be based in or around Chicago to participate - typically, we see the highest volume of applicants looking for positions in or around major metro areas. At this time, job shadowing opportunities are being held in a virtual, location-independent format, offering great flexibility to employers.
Previous hosts include: Amazon, the American Medical Association, the Art Institute of Chicago, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, DigitasLBi, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Google, Morgan Stanley, the Museum of Contemporary Art, POLITICO, and many more.
Job shadowing opportunities are unpaid, and students are responsible for any costs associated with their experience.
For more information, please contact Hannah Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org.