Career Exploration Week: A Dynamic Opportunity for Incoming First-Year Students
Meet new classmates and immerse yourself in a career field that interests you during Career Exploration Week, a series of four-day programs held in a variety of locations and industries. Offered by UChicago’s Office of Career Advancement in the weeks leading up to Orientation, these programs give students the opportunity to visit employers in their field of interest, connect with alumni mentors, and make new friends.
“The days were packed full of fun and learning. This experience has inspired me and helped me understand more about the field I am interested in.” – Izzy Romanucci, UChicago Class of 2023
“This program was extremely fun and helpful for me! I met so many amazing people and all of the companies we visited were diverse and informative.” – Sabrina Piccirillo-Stosser, UChicago Class of 2023
“The program was amazingly enlightening and motivating.” – Titilayo Arowolo, UChicago Class of 2023
CAREER EXPLORATION WEEK 2020 PROGRAMS
All domestic programs will take place from September 8-11, 2020. The Paris Career Explorer Program will take place from September 1-4, 2020, and the Technology & Entrepreneurship Explorer Program in Hong Kong will take place from August 30-September 2, 2020.
Click the program links to learn more about each program and how to apply. You are encouraged to apply to any and all programs that interest you!
BUSINESS EXPLORER PROGRAMS – NEW YORK, NY & SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The Business Explorer Programs offer incoming students the chance to explore a variety of business career options through on-site experiences with top industry firms, business leaders, and young professionals in the UChicago network.
The Business Explorer Program will be offered in two locations: New York City and San Francisco
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND QUANTUM INNOVATION EXPLORER PROGRAM – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
This immersive program will offer students the chance to explore careers in technology, software engineering, and data analytics, and will leverage visits with industry professionals, employers, and UChicago alumni.
EDUCATIONAL POLICY EXPLORER PROGRAM – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
This program will give students the opportunity to learn about careers in educational policy through visits to a variety of organizations and meetings with UChicago alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area.
ENGINEERING EXPLORER PROGRAM – BOSTON, MA
Students will explore careers in engineering through this immersive program that leverages visits to several organizations in Boston and meetings with professionals and UChicago alumni.
EXPLORING THE LEGAL PROFESSION PROGRAM – NEW YORK, NY
Students eager to gain early exposure to careers in law will experience the practice of law in New York and will be able to explore their interests by engaging with UChicago alumni who are judges, prosecutors, and corporate and nonprofit attorneys among others and gaining insight into the law school experience.
GLOBAL HEALTH EXPLORER PROGRAM – WASHINGTON, DC
Students interested in exploring careers in global health will connect with members of the UChicago network in DC and visit a variety of health-related organizations across the public and private sectors.
GREEN CAREERS EXPLORER PROGRAM – NEW YORK, NY
Students interested in exploring the multifaceted world of green careers and sustainability will gain insight into careers through visits with employers, industry experts, and members of the UChicago community.
JOURNALISM, CINEMATIC ARTS, & MEDIA EXPLORATION PROGRAM – LOS ANGELES, CA
This career exploration program will give students the opportunity to learn about the journalism, cinematic arts, and media sectors in Los Angeles through visits to a variety of organizations and meetings with industry professionals and UChicago alumni.
MARINE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY EXPERIENCE – WOODS HOLE, MA
This experience offers students a unique opportunity to engage with leading scientists and learn at a cutting-edge marine biological laboratory, all while enjoying the culture and natural environment of the New England coast.
PARIS CAREER EXPLORER PROGRAM – PARIS, FRANCE
On this career exploration trek to Paris, students will engage with UChicago alumni and industry professionals to gain a broad exposure to careers in business and related industries.
PUBLIC POLICY EXPLORER PROGRAM – WASHINGTON, DC
Through on-site visits at nonprofits, government agencies, and other policy organizations in Washington, DC, students will gain firsthand exposure to public interest careers and connect with members of the UChicago community.
TECHNOLOGY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPLORER PROGRAM – HONG KONG
This immersive program in Hong Kong will offer students the chance to explore careers in technology, entrepreneurship, software engineering, and data analytics, in several areas including startups, fintech, and healthcare. The program will leverage visits with industry professionals, employers, and UChicago alumni in the Hong Kong region.