Imani at the Chicago Foundation of Women

Name: Imani Year: Junior Major(s): Social Policy Minor(s): Latino/a Studies CFS Program: Field Studies in the Humanities This quarter I had the pleasure of working at the Chicago Foundation for Women. The mission of the foundation is to invest in women and girls as catalysts, building strong communities for all. The foundation is most well-known…

Yav Begins His Career in Finance

Name: Yav Year: Junior Major(s): Economics Minor(s): Business Institutions Program CFS Program: Field Studies in Business Culture Having the opportunity to be a part of CFS and to intern as an investment banking analyst has been an invaluable experience for me. From the very beginning of the internship search process where former CFS alumni helped…

Kevin Acquires Valuable Job Skills

Name: Kevin Year: Senior Major(s): Political Science Minor(s): African American Studies CFS Program: Field Studies in Civic Engagement My experience in the CFS program has been undoubtedly a positive one. I am enjoying my Civic Engagement class with Liz McCabe, who has challenged me to think more critically about what exactly civic engagement is. My…

CFS Advisors Help Ashleigh Navigate the Internship Process

Name: Ashleigh Year: Junior Major(s): Statistics Minor(s): Global Health CFS Program: Field Studies in the Humanities My CFS experience has been nothing but positive from the very beginning. Finding and securing an internship can be a very intimidating experience for many students but with CFS, the process is more manageable. One of the most helpful…

Eric Gains Real-World Medical Experience

Name: Eric Year: Junior Major(s): Biology Minor(s): History CFS Program: Field Studies in Public Health I am so glad that I have found an internship that I love through Chicago Field Studies. As a premedical student, I wanted to get more direct exposure to healthcare and understand what makes for a good healthcare provider-patient interaction….

Nina Overcomes Obstacles with CFS Support

Name: Nina Year: Senior Major(s): Comparative Literature CFS Program: Field Studies in Civic Engagement I think one of the most rewarding aspects about participating in Chicago Field Studies has been the ability to share it with other students facing similar experiences. By this point in the quarter, I’ve gotten pretty good at balancing my internship…

Francesco on Modern Workplace

Name: Francesco Year: Senior Major(s): Economics Minor(s): Asian Languages and Cultures CFS Program: Field Studies in the Modern Workplace My CFS class, Field Studies in the Modern Workplace, has been an extremely helpful tool throughout my internship this Fall. It has helped me reflect on the details of my internship experience through the writing assignments…

Emma Faces New Challenges at Heartland Alliance

Name: Emma Year: Senior Major(s): Psychology, Comparative Literature CFS Program: Field Studies in Civic Engagement My experience with CFS has been extremely positive. When I initially applied to CFS, I wasn’t sure what field I wanted to explore, and decided on Field Studies in Civic Engagement so that I could learn more about careers in…

Molly Continues Her Work at MPC

Name: Molly Year: Senior Major(s): Social Policy Minor(s): Business Institutions Program CFS Program: Field Studies in Business Culture My CFS experience has been especially rewarding in that it has allowed me to explore and gain hands-on exposure to urban planning and policy, an area of study that is not specifically offered in my major (Social…

Julia Embraces Public Health

Name: Julia Year: Senior Major(s): Psychology Minor(s): Global Health CFS Program: Field Studies in Public Health Just as one would imagine, entering senior year without having any internship experience in the healthcare industry worried me that I was running out of time to get this so called “exposure” to the field. However, after learning about…

Linking Business and Medicine

Name: Lisa Year: Junior Major(s): Biology, Economics Minor(s): Global Health CFS Program: Field Studies in Public Health In the winter quarter of my sophomore year, I decided to drop the pre-med track and add on an economics major. Many people questioned what I plan to do with a biology and economics major when they are…

A Study in Growth: Shivam talks the CFS Workplace-Classroom Connection

Name: Shivam Year: Junior Major(s): Economics, Statistics CFS Concentration: Business Field Studies My name is Shivam Malik, and I interned Mission Measurement Social Capital. My main interest lies in the field of finance and I wanted to gain more exposure in equity research and financial analysis. Interning at MMSC was one of the most rewarding…