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.
Click the program links to learn more about each program and how to apply!
Career Exploration Week Programs
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 three locations: New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
Students interested in exploring the multifaceted world of digital media will gain insight into careers through visits with employers, industry experts, and members of the UChicago community.
On this career exploration trek to the San Francisco Bay Area, students will explore Silicon Valley’s unique culture of innovation while engaging with UChicago alumni entrepreneurs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This immersive program will offer students the chance to explore careers in technology, 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.
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.