The Alumni Directory is an online database of University of Chicago alumni from across all schools and divisions.
Network with alumni
Successful alumni are ready to share valuable information about their careers. In addition, alumni contacts may lend insight or advice regarding the cities where they live and work and may be able to refer you to other industry contacts.
Update your profile
Update your profile regularly and be sure your contact information is visible so that it displays in the directory. An up-to-date career profile is the key to effective networking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why use the Alumni Directory?
Use the Alumni Directory to find University of Chicago alumni who you want to connect with regarding your career. You can use the directory to network at any point in your career—when you’re just starting out, growing in your field, or considering a career change. You can also use the system to simply expand your existing network. It is a resource that is meant for all alumni.
How do I use it?
First, consider what criteria you would like to use to search for alumni. We recommend that you identify one or more organizations you think would be helpful to you in your job search before searching the Alumni Directory. Use your preferred e-mail address to log in to the directory and be sure to update your profile with the most accurate and up-to-date information while you are there.
How best can I search for alumni?
You will benefit the most by searching broadly at first before moving on to refine your search. We recommend that you do a keyword search in the Organization Name field first before narrowing your results down from there, if necessary. This is the most effective way to be sure you will capture anyone who is available at a particular company or organization you are looking to network with
What about when I am ready to reach out to alumni?
When you are ready to reach out to alumni, take a moment to develop a plan. Think about what it is you would like to ask this alumna or alumnus and then prepare to introduce yourself. Please follow these steps to ensure a successful outreach attempt:
How should I reach out?
Use the person’s preferred method of contact if listed. Otherwise feel free to use the listed e-mail address. If the individual does not respond within two weeks, you may attempt reaching out a second time; however, it’s not recommended to make more than two attempts.
Should I follow up?
It is very important to take a few minutes to either send an e-mail or note thanking the person for their time. Mention what you learned from your meeting and how his or her advice or time will help you.
What if I have technical questions?
If you have technical questions feel free to contact email@example.com.
What if I need help networking?
If you need assistance, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.