Build new skills, expand your professional network, and win prizes by participating in career competitions! Competitions give students the opportunity to gain hands-on project experience and receive feedback from alumni and employer mentors.
College New Venture Challenge
The College New Venture Challenge gives teams of students the opportunity to propose a business venture and compete for seed funding. To learn more about the College New Venture Challenge, visit the program website or schedule an appointment with Careers in Entrepreneurship.
Francis and Rose Yuen Tech Innovation Challenge
Students can showcase their skills in product design, coding, marketing, negotiations, teamwork, and communication at the Francis and Rose Yuen Tech Innovation Challenge in Shenzhen, China. Participating students design a tech innovation concept and pitch their concept to a panel of expert judges.
Social New Venture Challenge
The Social New Venture Challenge is an opportunity for teams of students and alumni to pitch a nonprofit or for-profit enterprise that has a social mission at its core. Students can learn more about the competition by visiting the program website.
UChicago Coding Challenge
Test your coding skills and prepare for tech recruiting at the UChicago Coding Challenge! Organized by the Careers in Computer Science Program in collaboration with employer partners, UChicago Coding Challenges help you prepare for coding tests that are common in the recruiting process for software engineering and data science roles. You can complete the challenge as an individual or by teaming up with another student.
UChicago Trading Competition
Organized by Career Advancement’s Financial Markets Program, the Midwest Trading Competition offers a unique opportunity for students from top-tier colleges and universities to engage and network with companies in the financial industry. Students from across the nation who share a passion for trading and quantitative finance come together for this competition, where they compete in teams in simulated trading, connect with each other, and extensively network with sponsor firms and employers.