ThinkChicago program launched in 2011 under Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Since then, ThinkChicago has invited some of the brightest university students across the city and around the country to explore Chicago's dynamic tech economy and innovation ecosystem. In partnership with the city's leading corporates and tech companies, we connect diverse, top-tier talent with career opportunities - both full-time jobs and internships.
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.
"Every year, more tech companies are opening offices in Chicago, creating new jobs for our city’s unmatched workforce and furthering our status as a leading hub for 21st-century innovation," - Mayor Lori Lightfoot (11.18.2019)