EXPLORE career options

Career development begins with a question: What should you do with your graduate or postdoctoral training? UChicagoGRAD supports you as you explore career options and identify skills, interests, and values.

As a first step, make an appointment with a UChicagoGRAD career advisor who can guide your search.

UChicago is a leader in graduate and postdoctoral career services. Each member of our seven-member GRAD Career Development team serves specific graduate units. Together, they leverage their collective professional experience in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government to help graduate students and postdocs explore a variety of career options. In the 2016-2017 academic year, over 1,800 graduate students, postdocs, and alumni have benefited from the following resources:

Career Advising

During one-on-one, 50-minute appointments with divisional specialists, students can explore careers, review job materials, prepare for interviews, find internships, and connect with alumni. Students in HarrisBoothSSAGraham School, and Pritzker are encouraged to visit their respective career offices first, and are welcome at UChicagoGRAD.  Schedule meetings in GRAD Gargoyle.

Career Events

Each year, the Career Development team hosts more than 100 programs dedicated to the exploration and successful pursuit of careers in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government. This includes the flagship autumn GRADFair and GRADUCon career conferences as well as employer info sessions, and career development and exploration workshops . Check the GRAD Guide Weekly for program dates throughout the year.  To view and RSVP for upcoming events, log into GRAD Gargoyle and search for events.


Through the GRAD Global Impact (GGI) program, UChicagoGRAD provides funding to offset the cost of living during internships.  Through programs like PATHS, and in partnership with campus centers like the Institute of Politics and programs like myCHOICE, more than 100 opportunities for internships were offered to graduate students in the summer of 2017.