In June 2013, MAPH celebrated the graduation of its seventeenth class. With over 1500 alumni working in a diverse range of fields, our program boasts an impressive and constantly expanding network of professional and academic contacts. MAPH puts students in touch with alumni through events, career development opportunities, and social networking resources. A tight-knit community has grown up in the Chicago area, but as MAPH continues to grow, our alumni can be found in every corner of the world: from New York and Los Angeles to Sydney, Paris, Santiago, Hong Kong, and St. Petersburg.
You can keep up with news and announcements from MAPH in a variety of ways, many of which are listed below. We are always excited to hear news and updates from alumni. If you have been admitted to a Ph.D. program, published a novel, traveled the world, learned karate, taken cooking lessons, gone to law school, held a successful art exhibit or just want to check in, email
us and let us know!
Many alumni have checked in with MAPH recently. Take a look at some recent profiles at AfterMAPH
, the MAPH alumni blog. And of course, we enjoy visits to campus. If you are in Chicago, or are planning a visit, you are always welcome to stop by the Classics building.
There are many ways alumni can give back to current MAPH students. Volunteer your time on a panel, host an internship or externship, or serve on a reunion committee. If you would like to make donations that will go directly to MAPH you can donate here
. MAPH gifts help fund internships, travel grants and special events for current students.
Social Networking and Online Resources
If you are interested in receiving information via email about jobs, apartment availability, career advancement opportunities, and events, join the “Irony” listserv. You can subscribe here
. We also highly recommend that you explore the other social networking options that MAPH offers.
- Signing up as a fan of the MAPH Facebook page is the best way to customize how you receive updates from MAPH. Our page is a clearing house for all events invitations, blog posts, alumni news, photographs, and miscellany. We’d love to have as many of our alumni join us on Facebook as possible, to make this a central gathering place for our community.
- To encourage professional development, MAPH has launched an official Linkedin page. With over 350 members, the group includes individuals working in law, advertising, publishing, marketing, consulting, public relations, academic administrative, and other areas.
- For the constantly connected, MAPH’s indispensable mentors maintain a Twitter feed. To get continuous stream-of-consciousness from MAPHCentral, follow @THEMAPHNEST.
The University of Chicago also provides an ever-increasing pool of resources to graduates. Here are a few resouces you should take advantage of as a MAPH alum:
Each year MAPH invites alumni to attend a reception to celebrate the graduation of another class. This year's alumni reunion, which took place on June 8, 2013, featured a full day of MAPH Alumni events. You can see a retrospective of the events held here
on the Humanities Division's Alumni Weekend website.
Alumni Weekend 2014 will take place on June 5-8. Keep an eye on this page for details about the 2014 alumni reunion!
The Career Core and MAPH Externships and Internships
MAPH alums are notoriously generous with their time when it comes to giving back to the current class. This year, we have seen the participation of more than 20 alumni in career-related activities. These have included externships, internships, and panel discussions in Hyde Park. Alumni regularly return to present their work to students, and we are always interested in thinking about new ways to develop connections between students and alums.
Quarterly MAPH Meet-Ups and Social Hour
Alumni are always welcome at regular MAPH Social Hour. In addition, the program organizes informal quarterly alumni gatherings in Chicago. If you are interested in hosting an alumni event in your city, please contact us. We are always happy to help work on logistics when it comes to putting alumni in contact with one another.
The number of successful MAPH writers continues to grow. From fiction to collections of poetry, from blogs to critically acclaimed graphic novels, MAPHers are all over the literary sphere. Please see our MAPH Writers Page
to see what alumni have been writing.
If you have published something recently please let us know. For alumni looking for a place to submit a piece of writing, MAPH has recently founded Colloquium. Colloquium brings attention to the excellent, wide-ranging work produced by students, alumni and friends of MAPH. The journal showcases critical and academic work, fiction, poetry, visual art, video interviews, and other forms. And don't forget Contrary! In 2003, several MAPH alumni founded the online literary journal Contrary, whose editors welcome work from MAPH alumni as well as writers across the globe. In 2010, Contrary was named on the Writer's Digest list of the top 50 online literary journals.