The Career Development Office is committed to helping students and alumni prepare and position themselves to act upon a wide range of exciting professional opportunities.

The Career Development Office team is here to help you identify your objectives and the resources necessary for achieving them. 

Meet our Career Readiness Coaches

Our Career Readiness Coaches are here to support your search from exploring options to negotiating offers.

Ethan Rucker

Manager, Career Systems & Associate Director, Digital Solutions

Through his experiences as a licensed professional counselor, advisor, and educator, Ethan established his passion for cultivating student career readiness. He received a BS in Psychology from the University of Florida and taught in Indianapolis through Teach for America. Ethan moved to Chicago in 2014 and earned an Ed.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University Chicago. He advised students in career engagement and planning at Loyola as both a graduate career advisor and academic advisor.

Contact Ethan to discuss:

  • Careers in consulting and finance; and
  • How to make the most of your job search.

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Alejandro Monroy, LSW

Deputy Director, Internship Programs & Associate Director, Career Readiness

Since 2011, Alejandro has been working with students from high school to graduate school in variety of roles.  Whether in admissions, academic advising, or career readiness, at his core, he is enthusiastic about partnering with students to guide them through their academic and career goals.  Most recently, Alejandro coached Master’s candidates in their career exploration and readiness at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA).  He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University, and a A.M. degree in Social Service Administration from SSA.  Outside of Harris, Alejandro is a freelance photographer and volunteers with organizations working to advance inclusive policies and communities at the intersection of education and immigration.

Contact Alejandro to discuss:

  • Careers with foundations in international development; and 
  • How to make the most of your job search.

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Additional Career Resource: UCHICAGOGRAD

Along with the Career Readiness Team for Harris, there are additional tools and resources to help you explore your options, connect with professionals, and develop professional skills at UChicagoGRAD.

Employer Partnership Team

Our Employer Partnership Team is building relationships with organizations that align with the vision and values of Harris.

Learn more about the team.