Videos

Politics of Guns in America

The recent shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT has reignited a national conversation about guns and gun violence. Advocates for gun control say the tragedy this year – and others like it in Aurora, CO and Oak Creek, WI - underscore...

Taking the Next Step 2013: NGOs, Policy, and International Relations: Ingredients for Change at Home and Abroad

You want to make a difference in the world, either at home or abroad, but how can you translate your passion into a successful and rewarding career? A panel of alumni with careers related to policy and international affairs, both abroad and in the Unit...

Taking the Next Step 2013: Math, Science, and Technology: A Spicy Combination

Math, science, and technology have always been the cornerstones of civilization. In our changing global world, careers in these fields are more important than ever; but because these fields have grown at an exponential rate, understanding the full brea...

Taking the Next Step 2013: Whip It Good: The Cream of the Entertainment and Creative Arts Worlds

Who gets paid to be creative? What is the art of freelancing? Where are the creative jobs within corporations? How can your UChicago education help you thrive in the art world? Why should you “follow your heart” and what are the risks? Professional...

Taking the Next Step 2013: The Perfect Blend for Consumer Tastes: Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations

It’s not enough to have a recipe for success; you also have to add some sizzle and get the word out to sell your wares. Students brought their appetite for learning and heard a variety of panelists talk about their trade secrets and experiences in ad...

Taking the Next Step 2013: Education for All Tastes: Law: Admissions on the Table; Success Is in the Oven

In this panel, students were given a chance to hear from College graduates who hold JD degrees and work in various legal fields. Drawing from their diverse experiences and backgrounds, the panelists provided insight about what it takes to succeed in a ...

Taking the Next Step 2013: Education for All Tastes: Teaching, Administration, Research, and Policy

Effective teachers, administrators, research analysts, and policy makers are key ingredients to bridging the achievement gap and changing the future. What are the career paths and possibilities that fit your interests? What are the differences among th...

Taking the Next Step 2013: Combining Consulting Ingredients for Success

The consulting panel featured experts from various consulting backgrounds who gave students an understanding of what consulting is, whether it is management or nonmanagement consulting (such as economic, health care, technology, etc.). The panel also g...

Taking the Next Step 2013: Keynote Address

John Boyer, Dean of the College, spoke about the goals of Taking the Next Step, the distinction of the University of Chicago, and the impact of UChicago alumni. Then he introduced the keynote speaker, David Axelrod, AB’76, Director of the Institute o...

Taking the Next Step 2013: Welcome Speech

Damon Cates, MBA’05, Executive Director of the Alumni Association, introduced the 16th annual Taking the Next Step event and introduced Marsha Moses, the Fourth-Year Chair of Taking the Next Step. Moses thanked the College and alumni for their suppor...