• Deadline extended: ThinkChicago Chicago Ideas 2020

  • ThinkChicago connects top-tier, diverse talent with Chicago's innovative companies

    ThinkChicago is a national STEM talent attraction and retention program led by ChicagoNEXT of World Business Chicago, in partnership with City of Chicago and the University of Illinois System.


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


    • 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.
  • "That is the goal of ThinkChicago: to let students know that there is a tech scene in Chicago that offers dynamic career opportunities."

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    Helping university talent explore and connect with career-building opportunities in Chicago's tech ecosystem