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Kovler Career Conference

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The University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement, in partnership with the Judy and Peter Blum Kovler Foundation, is excited to host the 13th annual Peter and Judy Kovler Career Conference for High School Students on July 17, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at UChicago's Ida Noyes Hall. 

The on-campus conference provides opportunities for high school students to connect with and learn about an array of professional fields and career paths. More than 250 local high school students participating in UChicago college and career readiness programs attend this annual event. 

2023 Career Conference participants

Share Your Journey With High School Students!

We are recruiting panelists, facilitators, and general volunteers from a variety of professional fields to share details about their job responsibilities and education/training at the event. Participating professionals can help students develop a thoughtful approach to post-secondary planning and career success. Please register here by June 14, 2024 or contact kovlercareers@uchicago.edu to learn more. Get the event flyer here.


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Art & Design Panelist

Chineze Mbamali

"Being able to share my story with the students meant being able to help shape their future in a way, and help them to see how things are from a first-hand and somewhat relatable point of view."

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Medicine & Healthcare Panelist

Dr. Willie Underwood III

"[I chose to participate because] I want to help as many people as possible make their dreams come true." 

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Education Panelist

Amani Walker

"I really enjoyed the opportunity to connect with high school students and hear about their dreams and aspirations. My session had a wealth of knowledge and talent."