Events

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.

career info imageCareer Services events and resources 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.

Mock interviews and job talks can be scheduled with the Dean of Students. You will benefit from feedback from faculty as well as the student audience.

The Craft of Teaching in the Academic Study of Religion, the Divinity School's unique pedagogical curriculum, offers a year-round program of seminars and workshops, sustaining a vigorous conversation on religious studies pedagogy both within and across all the Divinity School.
 

UChicagoGRAD offers a variety of programs throughout the year.  
 
 
***As of March 2017, we're please to announce PATHS (Professional Advancement and Training for Humanities Scholars), a new initiative funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to prepare UChicago doctoral students in divinity, history, and humanities for diverse career trajectories. PATHS programs and resources help participants chart a course for their professional training toward careers in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government. Sign up on the UChicagoGRAD site. ***
The GRAD Guide Weekly is an indispensable resource for graduate students to find information about campus-wide programs and events. Published every Thursday during the Academic Year and monthly during Summer Quarter, the GGW provides details about social events, campus speakers, workshops, professional development opportunities, careers, announcements, fellowships, and more.  

Upcoming events of interest below. For more events, please visit the GRAD Guide Weekly
 

Graduate Career Consortium- Virtual Career Fair Event

March 2nd
The University of Chicago, along with more than 40 other universities, will be participating in a Virtual Career Fair on March 2nd hosted by the Graduate Career Consortium. The Virtual Career Fair (VCF) is an online career fair for PhD and Masters students, postdocs & alumni. You can interact in real time via live chat sessions, and meet top-notch employers seeking candidates with advanced degrees.  Learn more & Register to attend here!

 

Student On Campus Employment: Summer Session Residential Director Positions
Location: Chicago, Deadline: March 3rd

The Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies is currently hiring for 2 “Summer Session Residential Director” positions. These directors will live alongside high school program students and visiting undergraduates from other schools, and help them acclimate to life at UChicago. Additional the directors will supervise residential staff, oversee program activities, and enforce residential policies. Apply via your student account through GRAD Gargoyle. To view the positions and apply Click Jobs and Internships > Search #61149 and #61150  > Click Apply.

GRAD Global Impact (GGI) Internships: UChicago Community Programs Accelerator
Location: Chicago, Deadline: March 3rd

The Community Programs Accelerator at University of Chicago supports the success of nonprofits on the Mid-South Side of Chicago. Through partnerships with industry practitioners and connections to University resources, the Accelerator delivers technical assistance to help develop and strengthen community-based organizations for improved program outcomes and long-term self-sustainability. They are currently hiring for 5 GGI “Graduate Student Resource Coordinator” positions. Apply via your student account through GRAD Gargoyle. To view the positions and apply Click Jobs and Internships > Search #61240 or #61241 or #61242 or 61243 or #61244 > Click Apply.

Postdoc Immigration Info Session
Monday, March 6, 1pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ (University Bookstore, Third Floor)

Tamara Felden, Ph.D., Director of the Office of International Affairs and Associate Dean of Students in the University, will speak on postdoc concerns regarding changes to the immigration policy, as they relate to the recent executive order. This information session is specific to postdocs, and is open to any postdoc across the university. Register online: http://gradgargoyle.uchicago.edu Click on Events >> Click on Workshops >> Search Postdoc Immigration and RSVP

GRADTalk: Interviewing for International Students
Tuesday, March 7, Noon, UChicagoGRAD HQ (University Bookstore, Third Floor) 

Interviewing for International Students will address the specific challenges that international students face during the interviewing process. This program will have two sections: the first will be a presentation geared to provide you with input to better understand what is expected in an American job interview. It will provide you concrete tips on how to make a great impression in your interviews; prepare for common interview questions; tailor your responses—and questions—to specific jobs interviews. The second part of the session will be a panel discussion which will include a representative from the Office of International Affairs (OIA) in order to address specific legal matters pertaining to international students interviewing for US jobs. Register online: http://gradgargoyle.uchicago.edu Click on Events >> Click on Workshops >> Search Interviewing for International Students and RSVP

Invitation to Graduate Students: Creating Connections Consortium (C3) Summit
Williams College, April 21-23, 2017
Application deadline: March 8, 2017

Are you interested in learning more about teaching at liberal arts colleges and enhancing diversity in academe? Through our partnership in the Creating Connections Consortium (C3), UChicagoGRAD is excited to invite current doctoral students to apply to participate in the 2017 C3 Summit at Williams College, in Williamstown, MA. The theme this year is: The Transformative Power of Race in the Academy: Measuring Change, Charting Futures. Please consult the 2017 C3 Summit website for more information. All expenses paid (for humanities and social sciences students). Must be in good academic standing. To be considered for selection to participate and perhaps even present at the summit, please submit an application here by Wednesday, March 8th, 2017.  

"Mini" Dissertation Write-Ins
2-day Dissertation Write-In
Monday, March 13 – Tuesday, March 14, 9am-1pm, Dissertation Writing Room

3-day Dissertation Write-In
Wednesday, March 15 – Friday, March 17, 9am-1pm, Dissertation Writing Room

Write-Ins are intensive workshops designed to help graduate students break through roadblocks and make timely progress on writing. In this session, participants will commit to writing at least four hours a day for either two or three days. Coffee and snacks provided.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL DAYS, NO EXCEPTIONS.

REGISTER through GRAD Gargoyle.

 

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.