Network with professionals in the Windy City

Each year, we organize a Career Networking and Exploration Trip to Chicago for October. Many SPEA alumni live and work in the Chicago area, offering excellent educational and networking opportunities for our current students. You will meet and learn from Chicago professionals—in the past our students have had the opportunity to speak with more than 50 different organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors through career panels, roundtables, and site visits. Often, an arts colloquium is held prior to our alumni networking event.

Past participants have included: Standard & Poor's, the City of Chicago’s Office of the Mayor and Department of Transportation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Steppenwolf Theatre, and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, among many others.

You are responsible for your own travel expenses, accommodations, and most meals—we will negotiate a reduced rate at a nearby hotel for attending students.

View a past itinerary