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.

Student Group Illustration

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 2024 Programs

Programs will run September 3 - 6, 2024, with employer visits taking place September 4 - 6.

Applications are open for the following programs:

  • Cinematic Arts, Media & Journalism - Los Angeles, CA

  • Quantum & Biotech - Chicago, IL

  • Healthcare & Biological Sciences - Boston, MA

  • Computer Science & Data Science - New York, NY

  • Computer Science & Data Science - San Francisco, CA

Program Cost

$1,000. Includes lodging, meals, local transportation between site visits, and the cost of organized group activities. Need-based financial aid may be available.

How to Apply

Click Here to Apply

Applications close July 5, 2024 at 11:45pm

For questions, please contact Sophie Wingland at