For Visiting Alumni

Alumni at GRADUCon

Alumni involvement is critical to a successful GRADUCon. Having received a degree or completed a postdoc at the University of Chicago, your experience both during and after your program is incredibly valuable -- so too is your advice about how to navigate a career trajectory after completing a degree.

If you are interested in participating at GRADUCon as an alum (and you are not already on a panel discussion), please contact Mike Tessel, Associate Director of Graduate Career Development and Employer Relations at UChicagoGRAD. We welcome your participation as a panelist or one-on-one interview host.

Recent alumni are also allowed to attend the event. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the registration form.

If your employer would be interested in attending GRADUCon in an official capacity to meet with student and postdoc job candidates, please be in touch as well. We welcome employer partners at GRADUCon, and view the event as an opportunity to meet many qualified candidates in one place.

How do Alumni Participate?

Alumni can participate in GradUCon is several ways:

  • Serving on or attending panel discussions across a range of topics
  • Hosting one-on-one conversations with students and postdocs about their careers
  • Attending receptions throughout the day to network with students, postdocs, visiting guests, and other alumni
  • Connect our Employer Relations Team to hiring managers at your organization who would be interested in attending and interviewing students

All alumni with questions should feel free to contact  Mike Tessel, Associate Director of Graduate Career Development and Employer Relations at UChicagoGRAD.

Why do Alumni Participate?

Alumni can speak to the insittutional-specific benefits and challenges of completing a graduate program and/or postdoc at the University of Chicago. Your institution-specific knowledge about the curricula, rigor, and culture of UChicago bring credibility to advice about the range of careers open to individuals after completing graduate research and work here.