2015 Conference Recap

Throughout the day, conversations at GRADUCon take place between students, postdocs, alumni, and employers.

Map of Conference Venues:

Map of 53rd Street Conference Venues

*All conference activities will take place at Harper Court 11th Floor, the Chicago Innovation Exchange, and Hyatt Place University South Hotel.* All details can be accessed using the GradUCon Guidebook App. Download the free Guidebook app and search for "graducon" to access information and plan your day.


10:00AM - Morning Workshops

  • Resume Workshop (Harper Court 11th Floor)
  • The Academic Job Market Cover Letter (Harper Court 11th Floor)
  • Mock Interviews (Harper Court 11th Floor)

NOON - 1:00PM - Lunch (HARPER COURT 11th Fl.)

  • Graduate students have the opportunity to meet UChicago alums from a wide variety of fields and disciplinary backgrounds.

1:00 - 5:00PM - Panel Discussions (with coffee breaks between each session)

First Session: 1:00 - 2:15 (Coffee Break 2:15 - 2:30)

  • Secondary Education (Hyatt Hotel)
  • Skills for Nonprofits (Harper Court 11th Floor)
  • Careers in Data Science (Harper Court 11th Floor)
  • Women in STEM Careers (Chicago Innovation Exchange)
  • Academic Hybrid Careers (Harper Court 11th Floor)

Second Session: 2:30 - 3:45 (Coffee Break 3:45 - 4:00)

  • Government Research Careers for Scientists (Harper Court 11th Floor)
  • Careers in Finance (Harper Court 11th Floor)
  • Social Enterprise (Harper Court 11th Floor)
  • Careers in International Relations (Hyatt Hotel)
  • Digital Pedagogies (Chicago Innovation Exchange)

Third Session: 4:00 - 5:15 (Reception Begins After)

  • Year One as Faculty (Harper Court 11th Floor)
  • Careers in Consulting (Harper Court 11th Floor)
  • LinkedIn (Hyatt Hotel)

5:15 - 7:00PM: Networking Reception with Alumni and Recruiters (Harper Court 11th Floor Skydeck)