Career Development Services

The Career Development Office (CDO) is proud to offer tailored and dedicated support to our students and alumni. Preparing you for success in the job search is our top priority, and we have built strong professional development activities and events to guide your transition into the next stage of your career.

Both full-time and part-time students have access to the full suite of CDO resources, including customized support to enhance their professional goals:

Connect with industry experts during office hours, small group sessions, and workshops for advice on technical interviewing, career goals, and trends within the quant finance industry. Learn more about the IPR Program.   

Students participate in a variety of events and career treks with firms like Bank of America, Chicago Trading Company, CME Group, Dimensional Fund Advisors, DRW, Goldman Sachs, IMC Financial Markets, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, and Neuberger Berman, just to name a few!

Connect with employer partners and alumni, through panel discussions, technical interview workshops, and professional conferences.

Participate in workshops and practice labs designed to help you prepare for all aspects of the job search with topics focused on networking, interview skills, job search strategies, and professional communication skills.

Receive tailored advice on job search strategies, cover letters and resumes, technical and behavioral interviewing skills, and job offer negotiation.

Use our online mock video interview tool featuring customized employer questions to prepare for HireVue and other online digital interviews in the recruitment process.

Connect with program and university alumni according to your career interests.

Join a project lab and work as a team to solve a real research problem submitted by one of our employer partners. Meet regularly with firm representatives and present results at the end of the quarter. You’ll earn course credit while gaining practical experience and networking with industry professionals.

Access an exclusive FinMath job board and career resource platform. In addition, take advantage of supplementary resources available through the University’s central career office for graduate students – UChicagoGRAD.