Recent Graduate

If you’re looking to build tangible resume experience and grow your professional network in Chicago after walking across the stage at graduation, our Recent Graduate track offers an ideal option. You’ll earn up to three academic credits that can be applied toward your degree by completing an internship within your field of study. You also have the option to participate in class excursions. Fees for this program are uniquely discounted based on the number of credits needed. Talk to CS staff for more information.


80% of college graduates have taken on at least one internship, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Add a first or second (or third!) internship to your resume with the Recent Graduate experience at Chicago Semester.

Internship Placement Process
  1. Submit your program application, references, resume, transcript and essay responses to Chicago Semester.
  2. We review your materials, work with you collaboratively to create a polished resume ready for professional review and send these to potential internship sites.
  3. You interview with potential internship sites and prioritize which opportunity is the best fit for you.
Hear from a Recent Grad

"I decided to do the Recent Graduate track because I finished my undergrad degree one semester early and I was set to start grad school the following fall. There weren’t many short-term job opportunities available in my field, and CS opened the door for me to have a paid internship and see a whole new side of my field. The valuable skills I acquired through my work experience during CS created a bridge for me, and I was able apply them during my time in grad school. Also, Chicago is a fun city, so it was a win-win!"

– Jenna Fort

Exercise Science, Spring 2018

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