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 2021 PROGRAMS
All programs will take place from August 29 - September 1, 2021.
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 & FINANCE EXPLORER PROGRAM – LOS ANGELES, CA
The Business & Finance Explorer Program offers incoming students the chance to explore a variety of business career options through on-site and virtual experiences in Los Angeles with top industry firms, business leaders, and young professionals in the UChicago network.
COMPUTER SCIENCE & DATA SCIENCE EXPLORER PROGRAM – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
This immersive program will offer students the chance to explore careers in technology and computing, and highlight careers paths in software engineering, data science, product, design, and more. Student will meet with industry professionals, employers, and UChicago alumni in San Francisco.
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.
STEM EXPLORER PROGRAM – NEW YORK, NY
Students will explore careers in New York City’s thriving STEM industries such as technology, R&D, and the environment. Through this immersive program, will experience a day-in-the-life of a scientist or engineer through hands-on interactions with alumni and employers.
$1,000. Includes lodging, meals, local transportation between site visits, and the cost of organized group activities. Need-based financial aid may be available.