• JOIN US

    From October 18-20th, 2018, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, along with the University of Illinois System, World Business Chicago, and Chicago Ideas week will invite 200 top college students from across the country to explore Chicago’s vibrant tech scene and attend Chicago Ideas Week.

  • OUR MISSION

    ThinkChicago inspires university students to unleash their career potential by exploring opportunities with entrepreneurial ventures, startups, and large innovation companies, while helping businesses gain brand exposure, connect with other companies, and access top talent.

    OUR GOALS

    • ThinkChicago brings the most diverse, highest achieving students through the doors of Chicago’s top tech companies.
    • We curate experiences that expose students and recent graduates to Chicago’s thriving cultural and tech world, encouraging them to see themselves here after graduation.
    • ThinkChicago leverages the skills and civic interest of students and companies to create lasting value for the city of Chicago.
  • CONNECT WITH THINKCHICAGO

    Companies like Relativity, CCC Information Services, tastytrade, Civis Analytics, Morningstar, and Motorola, say they're likely to interview and/or hire THINKChicago students. Connect with THINKChicago to stay up-to-date on the latest events and opportunities with the leading innovators in the tech space.

    SUBSCRIBE TODAY

    We invite college students to apply to our Chicago programs and share your resumes with top Chicago tech companies.

  • THINKCHICAGO OVERVIEW

    Connecting Top Talent with Innovative Businesses

    THINKCHICAGO

    Twice each year, during Lollapalooza and Chicago Ideas Week, Mayor Rahm Emanual invites top university students to ThinkChicago to meet with Chicago technology leaders, explore companies, and attend iconic cultural events including the Lollapalooza music festival and Chicago Ideas Week programming.

     

    Students are accepted into the program based on their interest in technology, innovation, and/or entrepreneurship, and a commitment to excellence as demonstrated by academic, professional, and/or extracurricular activities.

  • THINKCHICAGO PARTNERS

    Helping Students Explore The City’s Vibrant Innovation Ecosystem