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.

Ninth Annual GRADUCon will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at International House

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

At GRADUCon 2017, more than 400 graduate students and postdocs were in attendance at UChicago’s largest ever career exploration conference for advanced degree trainees. 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, as alumni participants also volunteered to share advice directly with student and postdoc participants.

Click here for the full 2018 schedule. 

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Third Annual GRADFair was held on Friday, October 27, 2017 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 2016 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.