Program Dates

  • Session One: June 22, 2020 - July 17, 2020
  • Session Two: July 27, 2020 - August 21, 2020

Example Program Schedule

Weeks 1-3

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9am-12pm Quantitative Analysis for Public Policy Quantitative Analysis for Public Policy Quantitative Analysis for Public Policy Quantitative Analysis for Public Policy Career Exploration Series
12pm-1:30pm Free Time/ Lunch Break Policy in Action Lunch Cohort Group Lunch Policy in Action Lunch Free Time/ Lunch Break
1:30pm-4:30pm Programming in R Programming in R Programming in R Programming in R Career Exploration Series
5pm-6pm TA Hour TA Hour TA Hour TA Hour Free Time

Week 4

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9am-10am Free Time/ Office Hour Free Time/ Office Hour Free Time/ Office Hour Free Time/ Office Hour Capstone Project Presentation
10am-12pm Writing in Policy Writing in Policy Writing in Policy Writing in Policy Capstone Project Presentation
12pm-1:30pm Free Time/ Lunch Break Policy in Action Lunch Cohort Group Lunch Free Time/ Lunch Break Cohort Celebration Lunch 
1:30pm-4:30pm Capstone Project Faculty & TA Session Capstone Project Faculty & TA Session Capstone Project Faculty & TA Session Capstone Project Faculty & TA Session Program Celebration & Closing Ceremony
5pm-6pm Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time

You can download an example of the entire program schedule, including the Friday events, below:

A Day at a Glance

9 am – 12 pm

Learn what a Randomized Control Trial is and why it matters.

12 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch with policy practitioner or UChicago faculty member sharing their stories and tips for careers in policy.

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn how to code in R and extract open source datasets.

5 pm – 6 pm

Discuss and problem-solve with the support of graduate teaching assistants.

6 pm – 7 pm

Work out or play basketball at the Ratner Athletics Center with your cohort.

7 pm – 8 pm

Enjoy the buffet dinner with your friends at the dinning hall or dine out at the local restaurants.

After 8 pm

Reflect on the day, do some assignments, and get ready for another day!