Connect Your Academic Training to Your Professional Aspirations

PATHS is a Mellon-funded initiative that adds professional dimension to the academic training received by UChicago Ph.D. students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. PATHS provides students with the resources they need to launch careers in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government, helping them make broader impacts with their scholarly work.

PATHS is implemented by UChicagoGRAD and conceived collaboratively by deans and faculty from the Humanities Division, Social Sciences Division, and Divinity School. The program features internship opportunities, skill-building courses and workshops, one-on-one advising, conversations with alumni, and treks (employer site visits)—all tailored to the needs of Ph.D. students. The program is made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

To learn about upcoming PATHS events and opportunities, subscribe to the PATHS newsletter. See the latest edition of the newsletter here. For general PATHS inquiries, contact PATHS Coordinator Celeste Cruz-Carandang at