About MAPSS Career Services

Our in-house Career Services office understands that careers take many different paths and strategically recommends a career management approach that addresses both the short- and long-term professional goals of students and prepares them for those many different paths. Our primary goal and mission is to support students from day one with the goal of implementing customized career strategies that meet their personal goals and continue to prepare them for transition well beyond graduation.

The MAPSS Career Services office is committed to providing timely and relevant information and resources for our students and alumni during their job search. For current students, we plan countless events and programming to make accessible the intricacies of career building—through networking opportunities with alumni, lectures and discussions with career guidance experts on campus, and master workshops. For both current students and alumni who are searching for jobs, Shelly Robinson is available for one-on-one meetings to go over career documents (resumes, cover letters, CVs, and more), as well as to help guide your unique job search.

MAPSS Career Services also offers: 

  • Monthly Career Workshop Series 

  • Bi-Weekly Digests and Jobs Addendums

  • Alumni Career Mentors Seminars (featuring diverse career trajectories of MAPSS alumni) 

  • Employer Information Sessions

  • Exclusive access to our career management tools

  • Annual MA Career Conference


UChicagoGRAD is a one-stop shop of integrated services to help graduate students and postdocs navigate their academic and professional careers. UChicagoGRAD programs provide flexible training that complements support in academic units. UChicagoGRAD is committed to serving the graduate and postdoc community, focusing on recruitment; skills and experience; career development; and alumni engagement. Please feel free to contact Kathrin Kranz, the dedicated career advisor for graduate students in the Social Sciences Division.