Members of the alumni community offer third-years career guidanceBy Carrie Golus
On Saturday, third-year students in the College will try to figure out whether they want to become doctors, investment bankers, lawyers, social workers, teachers, writersor if they should just take a short-term job after graduation and figure it all out later.
At the annual event Taking the Next Step, successful College alumni from a wide range of fields will share their advice on how to break into such careers. The all-day event will feature more than 20 panels, including Getting Into and Making the Most of Law School, International Opportunities, Careers in the Arts, Investment Banking and Consulting, and I Had No Idea What I Wanted To Do When I Graduated.
Lunch will feature a keynote address by Greg Kotis (A.B., 88) and Mark Hollman (A.B., 85), the author and composer of the hit Broadway play Urinetown. During a continental breakfast, lunch and a closing reception, students will have the chance to talk informally with alumni, professors and divisional masters.
Taking the Next Step will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan Ave.
The Maroon Key Society and Student Alumni Association, in conjunction with the Dean of the College, the College Programming Office, the Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities, University Community Service Center, the University Theater and the Pre-Health Advisers Office, are sponsors of the event.
Further details can be found at http://www.takingthenextstep.uchicago.edu/.