Thank you for your interest in hiring University of Chicago graduate students and postdocs. With more than 100 graduate programs and a 125-year history of providing advanced training across disciplines, the University of Chicago attracts some of the most talented students and postdocs in the world.

We have several options for employers wishing to connect with students and postdocs:

To begin, register as an employer in GRAD Gargoyle. If you have questions about options for employers, please contact GRAD Employer Relations.

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UChicago Campus Employers

If you represent an on-campus office looking to hire current graduate students for part-time roles, please post your position on the GRAD Gargoyle job board. Register as an “Employer” to post the opportunity. Please make sure to select the JOB TYPE: STUDENT EMPLOYMENT so that students can find your listing when searching for campus opportunities. Your job may qualify as a Higher Education Administration (HEA) internship opportunity. For more information on this program, please contact GRAD Employer Relations.


Recruiting UChicago Undergraduates

Employers interested in connecting with undergraduates should visit Career Advancement, where you can post jobs and internships, recruit on campus, and more. Career Advancement provides career services and employer relations exclusively for students and alumni of UChicago’s undergraduate College.


Recruiting Expectations

At UChicagoGRAD, you have access to experiential education and recruitment opportunities that support your career exploration and development. Please visit this page to review guidelines that will help you navigate recruitment processes and communications with professionalism.

GRADFair (for Employers)

UChicagoGRAD’s fifth annual GRADFair will take place on Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E. 59th St.). Last year 600+ graduate students and postdocs and 50 employers attended.

GRADFair is a unique career fair for a few reasons:

  • GRAD & POSTDOC SPECIFIC: For employers specifically seeking advanced degree talent, this event is exclusively open to master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral candidates as well as recent alumni.
  • CROSS-DISCIPLINARY: GRADFair exposes employers to a range of qualified candidates and skill-sets to help you fill a wide range of open positions by leveraging the diverse backgrounds of our trainees.


Is your organization interested in additional exposure at GRADFair and beyond? Click here for more info about GRADFair sponsorship.


Thursday, October 17th – GRADFair

2:30PM – 3:30PM  Employer booth setup

3:30PM – 7:00PM – Career Fair

Graduate students and postdocs arrive in the afternoon to meet employers and learn about career opportunities.

Friday, October 18th – Optional Interview Space

A limited amount of interview space is available upon request for GRADFair attendees on the following day. If you wish to invite students/postdocs that you meet at GRADFair for an more in-depth, private interview, please let us know when you register.

For more information about GRADFair, please contact Mike Tessel (tessel@uchicago.edu)

Recruiting: Interviews and Info Sessions

UChicagoGRAD welcomes employers to Hyde Park for on-campus interviews and information sessions. Employers are also invited to hold webinars and virtual interviews. Together, these opportunities enable you to get to know students and postdocs across disciplines and share information about your organization.

On-Campus and Virtual Interviews

Employers are invited to hold formal interviews or informal coffee chats with interested graduate student and postdoctoral candidates. UChicagoGRAD can promote virtual or on-campus interview opportunities to targeted groups, and we can collect required materials (resumes, statements of interest) from students and/or postdocs. Begin by signing up for an employer account in GRAD Gargoyle. For more information, contact Michael Tessel at UChicagoGRAD.

Information Sessions / Tech-Talks / Webinars

Employer information sessions that target graduate students and postdocs usually attract between 15-30 candidates and last 60-90 minutes. UChicagoGRAD plans all logistics, including room scheduling and promotion. We invite employers who would like to present remotely to be in touch as well. Info sessions can be planned in conjunction with interviews, or they can be standalone events. Begin by signing up for an employer account in GRAD Gargoyle. For more information, contact Michael Tessel at UChicagoGRAD.

Data Science & Business Analytics Career Fair

Is your organization looking to recruit advanced degree professionals with quantitative and computational training? UChicago’s Data Science & Business Analytics Career Fair will be held on Thursday, February 27th,  2020, from 3:30-7pm at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. Registration for employers is now open!

The event is a partnership between UChicago Professional Education and UChicagoGRAD and will include 300+ advanced degree students with analytical and computational skills. Featured programs will include: MSc in AnalyticsMS in Computer ScienceMS in StatisticsMS in Financial MathMS in Computational analysis & Public Policy, MS in Biomedical InformaticsMS in Computational Social Science, as well as participants from quantitative doctoral programs.

If you are an interested employer and have any questions about this event, please let us know:

Deborah Blumenthal, UChicagoGRAD (deborahb@uchicago.edu)

Alison Ossyra, UChicago Professional Education (aossyra@uchicago.edu)

If you are student interested in attending, please visit this page for students.