Professional Development

Both the Department and UChicagoGRAD support graduate students at every stage of their academic careers. From resources that support timely degree completion to those which enhance career development and help students translate their degrees into a variety of careers, UChicagoGRAD is a one-stop shop. Throughout the year, UChicagoGRAD offers programs and events for graduate students and postdocs that facilitate the exploration of a variety of industries and career paths. UChicagoGRAD provides graduate career services including one-on-one advising, experiential career exploration, and job search preparation. Courtney Wiersema at is the primary career advisor aligned with the Humanities Division.

For internships and more opportunities, visit the Division of the Humanities.


The Council on Advanced Studies sponsors graduate research workshops in the humanities, social sciences, and divinity studies. The aim of these workshops is to bring together faculty and graduate students within the University and the wider Chicago area in an effort to create scholarly dialogue, to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration, and to foster exchange of ideas through the presentation of graduate student dissertation work in progress. 

There are dozens of workshops that represent the vibrant and diverse intellectual community both within the Humanities Division and the university as a whole. New workshops are added each year. An exhaustive list of the current workshops can be found on the CAS website. Since each workshop reflects the research interests of different groups of faculty members and graduate students, the workshops vary in organization and administration. Individuals interested in participating should contact the workshop coordinator or faculty advisor, and may visit the workshop's website for current information.