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Frequently asked questions on housing, relocation, and dual careers services.

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Placement is not guaranteed. We will support you in your job search, but cannot create jobs or intervene in an employer’s hiring process.

Please contact our office to discuss your situation. We also encourage you to use the GCM HERC website to identify nearby colleges and universities and available positions.

We have a large network of contacts throughout the Chicago area. Our office can provide you with information about the local business community, share job openings, and introduce you to professionals in your field for networking and informational interviews.

Program services can continue for up to one year or until you secure your first regular, non-temporary job, whichever comes first.

If you are waiting for authorization to work, you can still secure information about local employers and network partners. You can start researching options and be better prepared for your job search when you secure authorization. We can also help you find volunteer and networking opportunities while you wait for work authorization.

Yes, contact our office so we can introduce you to an agent specializing in your preferred neighborhood.

Please contact us and we can share additional resources for finding housing within your budget.

Both the Metra Rail and CTA run trains and buses to Hyde Park at peak commuting hours. Downtown Chicago, Bronzeville, the South Loop, South Shore, and suburbs like Floosmoor are directly connected to Hyde Park without transferring between multiple buses and trains. Many other neighborhoods are easily accessible via public transit, but may require taking more than one form of transit.

Many University-affiliated people who live in Hyde Park, Kenwood, and Woodlawn walk or bike to work. Many families do not have cars or use cars minimally.

Hyde Park, Kenwood, and Woodlawn are all within a 25-minute walk of the University’s Main Quadrangles.

Yes, we can discuss different neighborhoods and suburbs and help you strategize a commute that works for your lifestyle. Also view this commuting information.