Start Your Path to
An informational interview is a conversation where you learn more about a career field or organization that interests you from a professional who works in that area.
These conversations will make you a better candidate for jobs and internships, but don't ask for a job directly!
This summer, find
who have exciting careers and talk to them about how they got to where they are today.
Updating Your Resume
A resume is a snapshot of all the valuable education, experiences, and skills you have.
An up-to-date resume is one of your best career tools. Your career adviser will walk you through a resume workshop during
This summer, begin updating your resume for college. Check out Career Advancement’s
for tips and sample resumes.
that interest you
What is your passion? Where do you want to be? What are you looking for out of a career?
It's ok if you don't know the answers to these questions! The important thing is to start exploring.
This summer, think about your interests and try to find
3 career fields
you could see yourself pursuing.
Through UChicago Career Advancement, you have access to personalized advising, industry exploration programs, and more than 2,500 internships and other hands-on experiences!
, you'll have the opportunity to meet your career adviser and receive a detailed guide to UChicago career resources.
This summer, visit the
Career Advancement website
to start learning about internships, career advising, and more!
2 of your contacts to serve as references
A reference is someone in your life who can speak with potential employers about your strengths and accomplishments.
Anyone who has worked closely with you and can speak about your work in detail would be a great reference! Some possible examples include supervisors, coaches, and teachers.
identify 2 people
that you could ask to serve as a reference for you.
Career-Related goals for
your first year at UChicago
At UChicago, your career journey starts the moment you arrive on campus!
Creating a plan for your first year will help you take maximum advantage of all the resources and opportunities on campus.
This summer, think about the experiences you want to have and what skills you want to develop during your first year.
Your UChicago Handshake Profile
is your online database for jobs, internships, research, career events, and other opportunities.
You can use UChicago Handshake to schedule advising appointments, apply for internships, and store your resume and cover letters.
log into UChicago Handshake
to create your profile, explore upcoming career opportunities, and search for student employment positions!