Spend 1-5 enriching days learning more about an exciting career through the Job Shadowing Program!
The Job Shadowing Program gives undergraduates the opportunity to shadow UChicago alumni, family members, and friends at their place of work during winter, spring, and summer breaks. During a job shadowing experience, also known as an "externship," students get a firsthand look at the daily life in their field of interest, expand their professional network, and identify possible career paths.
Want to Participate?
Applications for the Spring Cycle are now open.
Please note that all costs related to the job shadowing experience must be covered by the student, including but not limited to housing, transportation, and meals. If you live on-campus and would like to remain in Chicago over the break, please contact College Housing.
Career Advancement offers job shadowing opportunities in a variety of fields, including the arts, business, consulting, finance, government, law, medicine, nonprofits, STEM, and more!
Previous hosts include:
- The American Medical Association
- The Cambridge Group
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- Morgan Stanley
- The Smithsonian
- UChicago Medical Center
PLEASE NOTE: Job shadowing opportunities are unpaid. In addition, students are responsible for any costs associated with the experience (transportation, housing, meals, etc.)
Alumni, Parents, and Employers - Interested in Hosting a Student?
If you are interested in hosting, please complete the form available on the prospective host registration page.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.