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) 

  • Annual MA Alumni Career Conference

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