Career Development

The following programs and offices will offer guidance towards your career goals: 

myCHOICE  - Funded by a National Institutes of Health research grant awarded through the Broadening Experiences in Science Training (BEST) competition, myCHOICE prepares University of Chicago graduate and postdoctoral trainees with biosciences degrees for their ideal career paths through seminars, courses, internships, externships, and more. 

UChicagoGRAD  - A central office committed to offering supplemental career programming to graduate students and postdoctoral trainees at the University of Chicago, UChicagoGRAD has an active schedule of events on academic and career development.

Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation  -  A center that brings the power of ideas in the laboratory, classroom and community to the world. Through education, resources, and programs, the Polsky Center commercializes discoveries, partners with companies, and attracts venture capital.



NEW Mentee Toolkit for Graduate Students



This toolkit was developed in partnership with the Chicago Center for Teaching to complement the mentoring toolkit for faculty that was released in September. It aims to supplement graduate student resources developed within departments and divisions. 

This toolkit was created in response to recommendations from the Report by the Committee on Graduate Education. In addition, workshops on effective mentoring practices are offered each quarter, and mentoring workshops for graduate students will be released later this year in collaboration with UChicagoGRAD. More information is available on the Faculty Development Program website

The Chicago Center for Teaching (CCT), support University instructors—graduate students, postdocs, faculty members, and other academic appointees—in developing effectiveness with the goal of enhancing student learning across campus. The center’s aim is to promote teaching as a scholarly practice that is integral to the University’s values. More information is available at the Teaching - UChicago Faculty Development Program website.