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From October 17 - 19, 2019, the University of Illinois System, World Business Chicago, and Chicago Ideas week will invite 200 top college students from across the country to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Chicago’s vibrant technology ecosystem and attend Chicago Ideas Week, an annual seven-day gathering that hosts 150+ globally-recognized speakers at 100+ events across the city.

Featuring:

  • Tours of Chicago’s most innovative companies and co-working spaces, and meetings with key industry leaders;
  • Talks and presentations featuring Chicago technologists and entrepreneurs;
  • Special access to Chicago Ideas Week events

Students are accepted into the program based on their interest in digital technology, computer science, innovation, entrepreneurship and demonstrated commitment to excellence. Most students are in the junior or senior years of their undergraduate studies, but students from other years are also encouraged to apply.

Apply today! Applications close Monday, September 23, 2019.

2019 DATES: October 17th - 19th

Deadline

Please submit an application by 11:59PM CDT on MONDAY September 232019  to be considered.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be 18 years old
  • Applicant must be a current college student (both undergraduate and graduate students accepted) or a recent graduate (as of Spring 2019)
  • All majors accepted 
  • Applicant must be available to attend the full three days of ThinkChicago programming, which runs from Thursday, October 17th - Saturday, October 19th, 2019.

Selection Process

  • ThinkChicago will select up to 200 applicants based on the Eligibility Criteria listed above.
  • Selection of program participants will be made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or political affiliation.
  • Participating students will be required to secure their own travel. A limited number of affordable rooms will be made available as needed, but priority will be given to students traveling from outside the Chicago metro area.
  • Students selected for ThinkChicago Chicago Ideas Week will be notified the week of Oct 1st 2019.

Questions?

Please contact info@thinkchicago.net.

 
 
 
 
 

Melissa Newell (BS/IS Advisor) is happy to discuss any questions you may have during an Advising Appointment, or Express Advising

Appointments and Express Advising are Located in Melissa's Office (unless otherwise noted): Room 104 School of Information Sciences (501 E. Daniel St., Champaign)

 
 

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