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 for students who still need academic credit to graduate or are simply looking for an internship and don't need academic credit. 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

"Chicago gave me the space I needed to dive deeper into who I am as a person and as a professional. The opportunities I was offered and happily took advantage of proved to me that I have what it takes to forge my own path in life. If a student is at all considering joining Chicago Semester, I can only say go for it! It is so worth it to learn how to live on your own in community in this wonderful city."

– Kristi Roshto

Class of '21, Internship at New Moms

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