The University of Chicago Divinity School, along with the resources of the University of Chicago, are at your disposal as you plan for your future. We hold events throughout the year designed to prepare you for the next step in your professional career.


The Career Services events and resources of the Divinity School and UChicagoGrad are designed to help you discern your interests and talents, and work with you to map a path toward your future career.  From careers in the academy to public policy, from secondary school teaching, non-profit management, law, business – take time to consider what you want to do and how you will get there.  The journey begins now – step by step.

The Dean of Students publishes a weekly newsletter for Divinity School students, filled with information on employment opportunities, fellowships, professionalization events, as well as key events sponsored by UChicagoGrad and other units throughout the University.

In addition:


  • CRAFT OF TEACHING  offers a variety of programming throughout the academic year. 
  • MOCK INTERVIEWS/JOB TALKS: Contact the Dean of Students to schedule your own mock interview or job talk. You'll benefit from feedback from faculty, as well as a student audience.
  • UChicagoGRAD offers a variety of programs throughout the year. See below for upcoming events!

*** The Writing Program is Hiring: Tutors, Writing Interns, and Lectors for 2017-2018
The Writing Program is hiring for 2017-2018! We offer a variety of teaching positions that are suitable for graduate students in all stages of their programs.  All Writing Program hires receive hands-on, practical training in writing pedagogy, along with on-going support as they begin working with student writers. Graduate students from all departments and divisions are encouraged to apply. For more information about the application process and available positions, please visit | Applications are due February 20, 2017 at 1pm



Eli Lilly Info Session  Monday, February 13, 12pm-1pm, Harris Room 289A
Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. A Fortune 500 company, determined to bring life-changing medicines to those who need them and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. Nicolas Chemali, Senior Director Corporate Affairs – Emerging Markets is recruiting for 3 internship opportunities for summer 2017 and will be presenting. RSVP via your student account through GRAD Gargoyle. To view and RSVP for the Information Session, Click Events>Click Information Session>Select and RSVP

Brown Bag: Leveraging NCFDD Resources to Maximize your Success Monday, February 13, Noon-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ (University Bookstore, Third Floor)

Perhaps you know already that the University has purchased an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (claim your individual account here!). The membership provides faculty, postdocs, and graduate students with access to hundreds of resources designed to support their success in their academic careers—including free webinars and its Dissertation Success Program (now also free!). Like many people, you may have been really excited to learn about this resource and rushed to sign up, only to never get around to utilizing anything other than the Monday Morning Motivator email that automatically shows up in your inbox every week. If this is you, or if you haven’t signed up for your individual account yet and would like to learn more about this resource, join us for a panel discussion with graduate students Alysia Mann-Carey (political science), Ashley Finigan, (history) and Margaret Fink(English). Panelists will share how they have leveraged their membership in NCFDD to increase their productivity and make better progress on setting and achieving their goals. Feel free to bring your lunch. RSVP here:
Careers in Academic Publishing for Humanists Wednesday, February 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m., UChicagoGRAD HQ (University Bookstore, Third Floor)
What is it like to work at a scholarly press?  Please join the PATHS team as we explore careers in academic publishing. Two speakers from The University of Chicago Press will discuss their experiences working in editing and publicity. Elizabeth Branch Dyson is a Senior Editor who acquires books in education, philosophy, ethnomusicology, and other music. Levi T. Stahl is the Promotions Director and Associate Marketing Director.  Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to apply their humanistic training to roles within publishing. RSVP via your student account through GRAD Gargoyle.   
Capital One Info Session Wednesday, February 15, 12pm-1:30pm, Stuart Hall Room 104
Come hang out with 4 outstanding Data Scientists from Capital One to see if that question rings true! This information session will give you new insight to what Capital One is all about while 4 individuals with diversified educational backgrounds and work experience discuss what they do on a daily basis, and more importantly, why they love working at Capital One. If you are interested in a Data Science Summer Internship this info session is the place to be. RSVP via your student account through GRAD Gargoyle. To view and RSVP for the Information Session, Click Events>Click Information Session>Select and RSVP.

These or similar events are held throughout the academic year. 

  • Syllabus Workshop
    • Learn how to design college courses in religious studies, using your own course design for the workshop.
  • PhD Skills Identification and Alumni Panel
    • Learn how to translate your PhD education into many non-academic professions.  Share with PhD alumni who are successfully pursuing careers beyond the academy.
  • "Mock"  AAR interviews 
    • Have a conference interview scheduled at the AAR/SBL? Practice your interviewing skills with a faculty panel, and learn as you watch fellow students in their own mock interviews.
  • Divinity School Career Night 
    • Learn how your Divinity School education can translate to a number of career opportunities.  Ask questions of Divinity School alumni who are pursuing a wide range of professions.  Open to students in all degree programs.
  • MDiv Skills Identification and Alumni panel 
    • Learn how your MDiv education and skills can be leveraged toward a variety of professions, including emergent forms of ministry.  Hear from MDvi alumni who are pursuing careers in ministry, non-profit management, social justice and many other fields.
  • PhD Practice Job Talks
    • PhD students deliver their lectures in preparation for on-campus interviews before a group of faculty and students.  The format is intentionally structured according to the anticipated campus visit.  The lecturers will receive feedback on their lecture content, delivery, handouts/slides, and their handling of questions and discussion.