Employers and our Graduates
MAPSS alumni consistently receive high ratings from recruiters, who continue to recruit exclusively with our program because of the "outstanding preparation" and "career-ready transferrable skills" our graduates possess. Whether you are interested in a career in academia, government, international organizations, or the private sector, employers appreciate the interdisciplinary approach and diverse experiences UChicago's MAPSS degrees provide. Many organizations actively pursue our graduate students through on campus interviews, information sessions, targeted outreach, and job postings. Throughout the year, we also hold MAPSS specific career events to further cultivate student-employer connections.
Our career services team works in partnership with UChicagoGRAD, a one-stop shop of integrated services to help graduate students and postdocs navigate their academic and professional careers, 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.
MAPSS Career Services
Career Development Programs - MAPSS Career Services is an added resource and benefit for our MAPSS students providing quality programming that enhances career development and preparation, above and beyond the offerings of UChicagoGRAD, our centralized graduate career services and student affairs division. MAPSS Career Services presents:
Bi-Weekly Career Workshop Series
Weekly Digests and Jobs Addendums
Monthly Career Mentors in Residence Seminars (featuring MAPSS alumni)
Career Preparation and Job Search Assistance - In addition to our student programming, MAPSS Career Services strives to provide catered services that prime our students and future graduates for successful transition in the world of work, regardless of their trajectory.
MAPSS Career Services jumpstarts student recruitment by preparing them through:
- One-on-One Career Advising
- Resume and Document Reviews
- Personalized Job Search Assistance
Leadership and Professional Development
The Emerging Leaders program complements the traditional academic education of graduate students in the Social Sciences by providing supplemental training and experience in areas that will contribute to preparing students to becoming future leaders in their fields, whatever those fields may be. The Emerging Leaders Program is comprised of the following initiatives:
A recurring Leadership Lab series focusing on developing expertise in a variety of different areas
Profiles of distinguished PhD alumni
Fully funded summer internships at prominent organizations
Student resources, tools, and tips for students to pursue training on their own
An event archive of past workshops and training exercises that includes recordings and presentation materials