ThinkChicago Roadshow:
    Chicago State

    Connecting top-tier, diverse talent with career-building opportunities in Chicago

    ThinkChicago Roadshow events brings the city’s leading tech and innovation companies to directly engage with students on campus with career-building opportunities. As Chicago continues to grow as a global technology and innovation, ThinkChicago brings local leaders together to tell the story of what’s growing here and paint a picture of Chicago’s future that encourages students to live and work here after graduation.


    WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT: an immersive and interactive experience with Chicago’s leading tech and innovation leaders, learning more about why Chicago thrives as a top-tier destination for talent and career opportunities (15+ local companies will be present).



    WHAT COMPANIES CAN EXPECT: direct access to top-tier student who have a strong interest in working in Chicago.



    • ABOUT WORLD BUSINESS CHICAGO: World Business Chicago is the City of Chicago’s economic development organization chaired by the Mayor. We’re a non-profit, public-private partnership that drives inclusive economic growth and job creation, supports business and promotes Chicago as a leading global city.
    • ABOUT CHICAGONEXT: supported by a council of 200+ tech and innovation leaders, ChicagoNEXT is World Business Chicago’s dedicated initiative driving inclusive growth and opportunity for the city’s tech economy and innovation ecosystem. ChicagoNEXT manages a portfolio of programs focused on expanding access to capital, talent, university and industry partnerships and building a more inclusive tech community.
    • THINKCHICAGO: led by ChicagoNEXT of World Business Chicago and in partnership with the Mayor’s Office, ThinkChicago is our national STEM talent attraction and retention program for local tech and innovation companies.



    Chicago State University



    Leadership Talks

    By some of Chicago’s top civic and industry leaders

    Panel Discussions

    With Chicago technology and innovation leaders discussing career building opportunities

    Interactive Company Showcase

    For students to engage with Chicago's most innovative companies and organizations