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 2020 was held virtually on October 15 and focused mostly on careers in business and industry areas such as data science, finance, healthcare, consulting, and technology. Learn more here.


GRADUCon is the University of Chicago's annual career conference for graduate students, postdocs, and recent graduate/postdoc alumni that takes place annually during Spring Quarter. It is a fantastic opportunity to explore careers in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government. The event features a full day of distinguished guest speakers, panel discussions, and informal networking sessions. More than 400 graduate students and postdocs attend GRADUCon, UChicago’s largest-ever career exploration conference for advanced degree trainees. GRADUCon 2020 was held on Friday, April 3. Information for GRADUCon 2021 coming soon!