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Career Profiles

Alumni Career Programs publishes monthly articles that spotlight the careers of University of Chicago alumni.

Click to jump to past years in our archive:

2015       2016

  July 2016: Mairi Best, PHD'00

Alumna channels a lifelong love of oceans into career in oceanic research and monitoring







March 2016: Patricia Eisenhardt, AB'93

Alumna finds her niche in medical technology innovation and startups

January 2016: David Fischer, AB'87

Alumnus inspired by his UChicago experience in work with the aerospace industry 


December 2015: Shannon Runyon, AB'87

Alumna leverages her travel experience in work with the US Department of State


November 2015: Rachel Fuchs, AB'06 

Dual Economics and Public Policy alumna leverages her post-graduation volunteer experience in work with immigrants and Colorado communities


October 2015: Patricia Ward, PhD'88  

Alumna discusses lessons learned from venturing into the unexpected


August 2015: Julie Burros, AB'86  

Burros reflects on her experience creating municipal cultural plans for Boston and Chicago


September 2015: Prentice Butler, AB'02  

South Shore native, University of Chicago alumnus, and Alumni Association volunteer stewards meaningful change in Chicago’s 4th Ward


June 2015: Jamie Smith, AB'07 

Smith reflects on her experience in the nonprofit sector and shares her insights for new and soon-to-be graduates looking to enter the field


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