Professional Development Programs in conjunction with UChicagoGRAD

Programs and services in conjunction with UChicagoGRAD will complement departmental efforts to help graduate students and postdocs increase the impact of their scholarship and get an edge on the job market through special training programs at International House.


GRADFair is the annual career fair exclusively for graduate students, postdocs and recent grad alumni. Whether you are looking for an internship, a full-time job, or just looking to network with employers and learn about future opportunities, GRADFair is an event for you. GRADFair 2018 was a great success with over 50 employers from industry, nonprofits, and government organizations connecting with over 500 graduate students and postdocs who attended the event.

GRADFair will take place on Thursday, October 17th, 2019.


GRADUCon is the University of Chicago's annual career conference for graduate students and postdocs. It is a fantastic opportunity to explore careers in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government. The event includes panels, workshops, discussions, as well as a chance to talk one-on-one with employers and alumni about diverse career trajectories.

More than 400 graduate students and postdocs attend GRADUCon, UChicago’s largest-ever career exploration conference for advanced degree trainees. In the 10th Annual GRADUCon, 80 alumni and guest speakers discussed diverse careers in 15 different panel discussions on topics ranging from think tanks to data science, from liberal arts colleges to museums and more. 270 informational interviews were held on-site, and alumni participants also volunteered to share advice directly with student and postdoc participants.

Registration is required. Stay tuned for 2020 GRADUCon registration details.