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Get Involved

Visit with Professor Joseph Schwieterman and the Chaddick staff to learn more about programs offered by the Chaddick Institute. We will discuss ways for you to get further involved with the institute and how our work can help support your professional experience in the Chicagoland area or educational experience at DePaul University. The Chaddick Institute also has various volunteering opportunities for graduate students during the academic year. Some of these opportunities include assisting with our events, research, and bi-annual study trips.

Ways Graduate Students Can Get Involved

  • Young Professionals Program
  • Chaddick Scholars Program
  • Chaddick Study Trips

Young Professionals Program

Now in its fifth year, our Young Professionals (YP) program involves monthly after work activities highlighting trends in the urban planning field. Click here for details.

Chaddick Scholars Program

The Chaddick Scholars is a great way to interact with professionals and individuals interested in the field of metropolitan planning.  Click here for more details.

Chaddick Study Trips

These two-day intensive experiences offer participants the opportunity to explore urban issues in a real world setting, meeting with municipal leaders and gaining a better understanding of the innovative solutions being pursued to revitalize challenged urban areas. Click here for more details.

Want to get involved with Chaddick? Email us at or call 312.362.5731 and one of our staff members will assist you.

Want to join our Chaddick mailing list of upcoming events? Email us at or call 312.362.5731