The program is designed with opportunities for students to learn, prepare and ask questions about careers in the field of data and policy. 

Policy in Action Speaker Series

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.

Career Exploration Workshops

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.

Networking with UChicago Community 

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. 

Graduate Admission Panel

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. 

 

"I love every single faculty member here. I've spoken with them about possibilities for my future, academical and career plans. They've been really helpful in how I can think about about my next steps."
- Simon Zhang, 2019 DPSS Participant, BS in Applied Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles

 

DPSS Certificate of Completion presented to student Abygayle Rivera.
DPSS Certificate of Completion presented to student Abygayle Rivera.
DPSS Certificate of Completion presented to student Simon Zhang.
DPSS Certificate of Completion presented to student Simon Zhang.
Students at a downtown coffee chat with Harris alumni, led by Program Director Shilin Liu.
Students at a downtown coffee chat with Harris alumni, led by Program Director Shilin Liu.
Students in a group coffee chat with Program Director Shilin Liu.
Students in a group coffee chat with Program Director Shilin Liu.
Associate Director Nick Fahnders from Harris Career Development presenting at a DPSS career workshop.
Associate Director Nick Fahnders from Harris Career Development presenting at a DPSS career workshop.
2019 DPSS students presenting their capstone research project.
2019 DPSS students presenting their capstone research project.
2019 DPSS student Neha Singh representing part of her group’s capstone presentation.
2019 DPSS student Neha Singh representing part of her group’s capstone presentation.
2019 DPSS student Zheng Xuyang speaking to the class.
2019 DPSS student Zheng Xuyang speaking to the class.
Students pose for a photo after their capstone presentations.
Students pose for a photo after their capstone presentations.