Explore career possibilities and connect with alumni and employers


Master’s Career Exploration Series
Thursdays, January 11, 18, and 25, 3:30–5:00 p.m. CT, GRAD HQ (3rd Floor, Bookstore Building)

Calling all master’s students in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Divinity. Join us for a three-week series that will help you demystify the career exploration process. In this workshop, you’ll reflect on your skills and strengths and consider how they can help shape your career trajectory. You will also identify areas for professional growth and learn how to cultivate a network of support through informational interviews.

Social Science Research Careers beyond the Tenure Track
Thursday, January 18, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. CT, Online Via Zoom

Social Science Research Careers beyond the Tenure Track showcases how UChicago social scientists can apply their research skills in careers in industry and nonprofits. The event features short presentations by alumni working in leading research organizations, including NORC, RAND, and Mathematica. It also provides opportunities for students and postdocs to receive tailored career advice via one-on-one chats with presenters. Attendees will leave with a better sense of the differences between applied and academic research careers as well as an understanding of how to break into these fields. This event is open to PhD students and postdocs in the social sciences and adjacent disciplines.



Mx Research Career Fair
Thursday, January 25, 3:00-7:00 p.m. CT, Online Via Zoom

Are you a UChicago master’s student interested in pursuing an engineering or scientific research career? Attend the inaugural Mx Research Career Fair, a new opportunity to engage with employers. The Mx Research Career Fair will feature short employer presentations as well as opportunities to connect with recruiters in one-on-one and group settings. Participating employers include Charles River Associates, NanoPattern Technologies, Quantinuum, and more.

Data Science and Analytics Career Fair
Thursday, February 22, 3:00-7:00 p.m. CT, Gleacher Center

Interested in pursuing a career in the data science industry? The 2024 Data Science and Analytics Career Fair will connect you with employers who are looking for students with analytical and computational skills. Employers are specifically interested in the advanced training that STEM students and postdocs receive at UChicago. This is a chance to connect one-on-one with representatives to learn how their organizations value the unique skills that you have, and to develop relationships with hiring managers. Registration for the fair will open on Tuesday, January 16.



Advance Internship Program: Info Session
Thursday, January 11, 12:30–1:30 p.m. CT, GRAD HQ (3rd Floor, Bookstore Building)

Master’s and PhD students are invited to learn how they can receive funding ($6000) for self-designed internships through UChicagoGRAD’s Advance Internship Program. The program is open to domestic and international students. Internships may take place anywhere in the world. Currently, Master’s students in professional schools, including Chicago Booth, the Crown School of Social Work, Policy and Practice, Harris School of Public Policy, The Law School, and the Pritzker School of Medicine, are ineligible to apply.


Research Speaks at the Field Museum: Info Session
Tuesday, January 23, 12:30-1:00 p.m. CT, GRAD HQ (3rd Floor, Bookstore Building)

Join this info session to learn how you can share your research at UChicagoGRAD’s first-ever Research Speaks event at the Field Museum of Chicago. Held on Friday, April 5, 2024, Research Speaks will give graduate student and postdoc presenters from across the disciplines an opportunity to explain their work to the public and fellow graduate students via ten-minute gallery talks. Participants will use an object from the museum’s collections as inspiration for their presentations. Those selected to participate will receive training from UChicagoGRAD, a $50 honorarium, and an invitation to a lunch reception at the Field. This event is part of UChicagoGRAD’s Research Speaks series, which highlights the innovative work done by graduate students and postdocs across the university. Email Nathan J. Hardy with questions.

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