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Why UChicago for Professional Development?

Instructor teaching a class at the Graham School. As one of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that empowers individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Graduate and professional programs across campus transform scholars into leaders and grant access to professors often lauded as some of the world's greatest thinkers.

The Graham School professional development programs are in the unique position to combine the University’s intellectual tradition with the demands of the modern professional environment. The Graham School promotes a progressive curriculum offered both in-person and online to compliment the diverse learning styles of our professional development learners. Courses are taught by dedicated, skilled professionals that contribute their expertise to bettering their professional communities.

Graham Instructors’ experience and expertise in their fields gives them a strong understanding of how to prepare professional development learners for the next steps in their careers. Instructors utilize real-world case studies and examples to prepare learners to develop and apply their skills in their current roles and beyond. Guest speakers and group projects supplement and enhance classroom discussions.

Student writing in notebookConnections built between learners and instructors often extend beyond the classroom. This leads our learners to new opportunities and career success. Working with accomplished industry professionals gives our learners both the exposure to a professional network and the knowledge and acumen to network successfully.

Our community of professional development learners and instructors is interactive, engaging, and focused. Contact us today to connect with the Graham Admissions team and discuss how the University of Chicago will accelerate your career.