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Welcome to Virtual Admitted Student Week! We invite you to attend as many sessions as possible, and we strongly encourage you to attend any session relevant to your admission.
RSVP for Virtual Admitted Student Week.
If you are unable to attend a session and would like to view a recording, please email us ([email protected]).
Please note: All session times are listed in Central Daylight Time (CDT).
All Virtual Admitted Student Week sessions will be hosted on Zoom.
Check out our blog post, Zoom 101: How to Use Zoom for Virtual Admitted Student Week. For more information about using Zoom, scroll down or jump to the bottom of the page.
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We will kick off Virtual Admitted Student Week with an overview of the University of Chicago and Harris School of Public Policy. Senior Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Global Outreach Ranjan Daniels and assistant professor of Public Policy Austin Wright will discuss the core courses and the value of a Harris degree.
Watch the webinar: The Value of a Harris Degree and the Core (1 hr. 20 min.)
Hear from Adam McGriffin, Director of the Career Development Office, about their services and job outcomes for Harris students. Also learn about internships and on-campus jobs for students.
Watch the webinar: Career Development and Job Opportunities (55 min.)
Learn about the city of Chicago from native Chicagoans and Chicago transplants. Get answers to all your questions about housing, community, culture, local attractions, and much more in this session.
Watch the webinar: Chicago 101 (55 min.)
Hear from Director of Diversity & Inclusion Michelle Hoereth about Diversity & Inclusion programs, initiatives, and student organizations at Harris.
Watch the webinar: Diversity & Inclusion at Harris (56 min.)
Hear from students from China about their experiences at Harris so far.
Note: This session will be conducted in Mandarin.
Watch the webinar: Current Student Panel with Students from China (1 hr., 9 min.)
Hear from students from India about their experiences at Harris so far.
Watch the webinar: Current Student Panel with Students from India (25 min.)
Join Assistant Dean of Students with Student Life Brandon Kurzweg to learn about the orientation programs that will prepare you for success before your classes start this fall, including Language Camp, Math Camp, and Welcome Week.
Watch the webinar: Orientation Programs (48 min.)
Hear from students in the MSCAPP program about their experiences at Harris so far.
Hear from students from Latin America about their experiences at Harris so far.
Watch the webinar: Current Student Panel with Students from Latin America (55 min.)
Learn from Assistant Dean of Students Jen Lombardo and Academic Advisor and Academic Services Specialist Barbara Williams about Academic and Student Affairs' services for all students, including advising, tutoring, student organizations, and more.
Watch the webinar: Academic and Student Life Support (48 min.)
Hear from MAIDP Program Director Jamia Jowers and a current MAIDP student about what to expect in the program.
Note: This session is only for students admitted to the MA in International Development and Policy (MAIDP) program.
Watch the Webinar: Program Deep Dive MAIDP (54 min.)
Join Scott Ashworth, Professor and Director of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy PhD program, and Cynthia Cook-Conley, PhD Academic Advisor, for a deep dive into the MACRM Program. Chat with an MACRM graduate who is currently in the Harris PhD program about her experience in the program.
Note: This session is only for students admitted to the MA in Public Policy with Certificate in Research Methods (MACRM) program.
Watch the webinar: Program Deep Dive MACRM (46 min.)
Hear from Harris professor and senior fellow at the National Opinion Research Center Dan Black, Computer Science professor and MSCAPP faculty co-Director Anne Rogers, MSCAPP Program Director Kathryn Mattie and Assistant Program Director Alyssa Szynal to learn more about the curriculum and life of an MSCAPP student.
Note: This session is only for students admitted to the MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MSCAPP) program.
Join us for a conversation with Dean Katherine Baicker, Emmet Dedmon Professor and a leading scholar in the economic analysis of health policy.
Watch the webinar: A Conversation with Dean Katherine Baicker (33 min.)
Hear from Ryan Kellogg, Harris professor and Deputy Dean for Academic Programs. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau for Economic Research. Kellogg's research bridges industrial organization, energy economics, and environmental policy.
Watch the webinar: Meet our Faculty: Ryan Kellogg (36 min.)
Hear from Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, AB'96, Sydney Stein Professor and Deputy Dean at Harris. His research focuses on applications of game theoretic models to a variety of political phenomena including conflict, political violence, and electoral accountability.
Watch the webinar: Meet our Faculty: Ethan Bueno de Mesquita (51 min.)
Hear from Rebecca Wolfe, leading expert on political violence, conflict, and violent extremism, and associate at the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts.
Watch the webinar: Meet our Faculty: Rebecca Wolfe (51 min.)
Hear from Fiona Burlig, Assistant Professor at Harris and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She studies energy and environmental economics, with a focus on the developing world.
Watch the Webinar: Meet our Faculty: Fiona Burlig (45 min.)
Hear from Carol Brown, Executive Director of Harris Policy Labs, about the ways you can gain hands-on experience with analyzing, developing, advocating for, and implementing policy in “real-world” contexts.
Watch the Webinar: Policy Labs (59 min.)
Hear from Ellen Cohen, Policy Lab Specialist, and Laura Botwinick, Director of the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy (GPHAP) and part-time Lecturer at UChicago.
Meet Uchicago: Ellen Cohen and Laura Botwinick (50 min.)
Hear from John Burrows, senior lecturer in leadership at Harris, who teaches leadership, negotiations, strategy, decision-making, and organizational psychology to both students and senior executives.
Hear from Project Director of the Education Lab Helen Behnke-Hanson on how the Urban Labs work to address challenges across five key dimensions of urban life: crime, education, energy & environment, health, and poverty.
All Virtual Admitted Student Week sessions will be hosted on Zoom. An account with Zoom is not required.
Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with event and Zoom details. You will need the Zoom meeting code for each session to attend. You may join the session by either logging in from your computer or dialing in from your phone. For international callers, see Zoom's international dial-in numbers.
Watch Zoom's tutorial video (1 min.) to learn how to join a Zoom meeting.
As a supplement to the Virtual Admitted Student Week, check out our Virtual Tour of UChicago's Campus.