Your Journey to Success Starts Today!
Ready to start your career adventure? Take advantage of Career Advancement's early engagement programs to get on the fast track to success!
The programs below offer intensive programming that includes professional development workshops, support from industry experts, and funded internship opportunities.
Students apply during the summer before they arrive at UChicago and begin the program during their first year.
All incoming Class of 2026 students are eligible to apply for these programs. Students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in these fields are strongly encouraged to apply.
Computation and Engineering in the Life Sciences (CELLS)
CELLS helps students use the tools of computer science and data analytics to answer big questions in the life sciences. Cohort members receive two years of comprehensive support to help them begin careers in biotech, bioinformatics, neuroscience, pharmacology, and more.
Green Data Program
The Green Data Program is training a new generation of professionals to help leaders in government and the private sector make data-driven decisions on climate, energy, and the environment. With a two-year immersive curriculum, the program prepares students for careers using the power of data science to chart humanity’s path to a sustainable future.
Humanities UX helps you discover careers at the intersection of media, design, and data to create cutting-edge content, shape your narrative, and influence how humans experience the world. This two-year program brings together early-career students focused on combining the robust UChicago Humanities curriculum with cutting-edge technical skill development to shape media design and storytelling, making an impact on industries like film, visual arts, gaming, animation, and more.
Luther H. Foster, Jr. Public Service Internship Program
The Luther H. Foster, Jr. Public Service Internship Program provides career resources, leadership development, and funded internship opportunities for students who are dedicated to promoting the success of underrepresented populations in public interest careers, including government, policy, think tanks, nonprofits, and social service.
The program provides internships and professional development resources for students committed to amplifying these voices in politics and social impact.
Prototype for Success
The Prototype for Success is a two-year, selective program for students who are passionate about science, technology, and entrepreneurship. Using cutting-edge science and engineering, the program empowers students to use their creativity to tap into unprecedented opportunities for research advancements, commercial ventures, and social impact.
Trott Emerging Business Leaders Program
The Trott Emerging Business Leaders Program is a selective cohort of first-year students from low and middle-income families, first-generation, rural, and other underrepresented backgrounds. The program offers a series of career exploration events and internships to help students get on the fast track to success in business. The program is funded by generous gifts from Trott Family Philanthropies and BDT & Co.