CMES provides a series of Career Talks throughout the academic year to highlight the diverse career paths that CMES graduates can pursue with their M.A. degrees. As a Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center, CMES provides special attention to careers that serve national need, as identified by the Secretary of Education. These include, but are not limited to, government service, education, business, and the nonprofit sector. We partner with UChicagoGRAD to bring experienced career counselors into conversation with CMES alumni, develop hands-on professional development activities, and connect graduate students with opportunities suited to their goals.

CMES Career Programs are open to all members of the University of Chicago community, but primarily focus on topics relevant to graduate students.

2019-20 Schedule

January 10 @ 4:30 PM - Careers in Think Tanks: A CMES Career Talk with Benjamin Beames (Council on Foreign Relations, CMES '19) and Mia McCully (Council on Foreign Relations). More info.

February 7 @ 12:00 PM - Careers in Nonprofits: A CMES Career Talk with Larry Pande (Beyond Legal Aid, CMES '13). More info.

March 26 @ 3:00 PM - Careers in the US Foreign Service: A CMES Career Talk with Holly Lovejoy and Sam Northrup [via Zoom]. More info.

April 3 @ 9:00 AM - Careers in Global Risk and Intelligence: A GRADUCon 2020 Panel Discussion with Maria Derbani (Risk Intelligence Advisor, McDonald's Corporation; CMES '19), Teylor White (Analyst - Threat & Violence, Hillard Heintze; CMES '19), Claire Gainer (Senior Anti-Money Laundering Investigator, BMO Harris Bank; CIR, '12), and Yulia Reuter (Senior Analyst - Business Risk Intelligence, AbbVie; CIR '15). Moderated by David Benson (Professor of Security and Strategic Studies, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies; Ph.D, Political Science '15). Listen to Panel Recording.

May 21 @ 4:30 PM - Getting Started in Communications and P.R. with Josephine Lippincott (Marathon Strategies, LLC, CMES '18).