UChicagoGRAD supports you as you apply for jobs in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government, providing resources that help you sharpen job materials, prepare for interviews, and negotiate job offers. UChicagoGRAD career advisors are available to assist you during each step of the application process.
Academic Job Applications
- UChicagoGRAD Academic C.V. Guide
- UChicagoGRAD Academic Cover Letter Guide
- Academic Job Market C.V.s and Cover Letters: Presentation
- Diversity Statement Presentation
- Diversity Statement Worksheet
- Research Statement Presentation
- Research Statement Handout
- Postdoc Applications in Humanities & Social Sciences
- Postdoc Applications in the Sciences
Industry & Nonprofit Job Applications
- UChicagoGRAD Résumé Guide
- UChicagoGRAD Cover Letter Guide
- Résumés and Cover Letters for Industry & Nonprofit Jobs
- Résumés and Cover Letters for MA in Humanities Students
- Résumés and Cover Letters for Scientific Industry Jobs
- Scientific Industry C.V./Résumé Guide
- Résumés and Cover Letters for Management Consulting
Government Job Applications
Meet with a GRADTalk advisor for interview prep and mock interviews
Presentations and Handouts
- GRADTalk: Academic Interview Best Practices
- GRADTalk: Academic Campus Visits
- GRADTalk: STEM Campus Visits
- GRADTalk: Academic Job Talks
- GRADTalk: Industry Interview Best Practices
- GRADTalk: Interviewing in the American Context
- GRADTalk: Skype Interview Best Practices
- GRADTalk: Interview Guide (Non-Academic)
Preparation for offer negotiations starts early in the job hunt process, and it is vital to understand the various factors that can influence what makes for a good offer. It is important to have a sense of what else might be “on the table” when it comes to negotiation, and the most effective way to go about this process. UChicagoGRAD career advisors are available to assist you during each step of the application process.
Consult our guides for negotiating tips:
Pitch Your Own
Since 2015, UChicagoGRAD has facilitated the placement of interns in summer positions that jive closely with their academic and professional interests. Students are invited to submit proposals for internships with nonprofits, university entities, and small startups that might otherwise not be able to provide a stipend or payment. They create the relationship and work with the host organization to build a project that has lasting impact.
These internships require a minimum of 250 hours of work, distributed over a number of weeks that makes sense for students and their host organizations. Interns have worked in Chicago, Los Angeles, Beijing, Delhi, Peru, the Southwestern United States, New York, Paris, and more.
GGI Pitch candidates must be enrolled in a full-time, degree-granting UChicago graduate program at the time of application. Internships should be between 10-15 weeks and must include at least 250 total hours of experience. Recipients must submit a post-internship summary to UChicagoGRAD and also are expected to serve as GGI Mentors for the following year’s cohort of recipients. Domestic and international students are eligible to apply. Stipend eligibility will vary by division. Please consult with your Dean of Students to ascertain specific policies.