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The program is intentional to create spaces for students to learn, prepare and ask questions about careers in the field as well as connect with the UChicago Community.
Hear from policy practitioners and UChicago faculty members how they use data to make policy impacts in their professional and academic work. Topics ranging from energy, education, international development, healthcare, finance and more.
Learn from experienced career coaches on personal branding, resume building, networking tips and more. These interactive workshops get students thinking through their goals and skills and how to convey those in various settings.
Practice networking skills from small groups to large events with graduate students and university alumni. Students have the opportunity hear community stories and gain insights to navigating graduate school and the career field.
Dive into the writing methods to convey rich information, such as the data in your capstone project, in a persuasive and informative way. These workshops teach you policy policy writing that matters.
Ask questions of UChicago graduate students and admissions staff. Learn more about our graduate degree programs, application tips and general advice on the graduate school process.
Connect with a UChicago community member to share stories, professional development experiences, and gain insights to life in UChicago and the field of public policy.
Join peers at weekly social events such as virtual living rooms, game nights, and more. Students also initiate activities around policy topics (policy debates, TED Talk reviews) and social activities (trivia nights, happy hours).
Read our blog post about the DPSS Virtual Community.
Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to find the answers to the most common questions about the Data and Policy Summer Scholar program.
We encourage you to email us if you have any additional questions about the program.