Career Services

The MA Career Services office serves all master’s students in the Social Sciences Division and offers specialized programming for CIR throughout the year. Find their dedicated career resources pages here.

Shelly L. Robinson, Senior Director of Career Services & Professional Development

Shelly L. Robinson is the Senior Director of Career Services & Professional Development for the MAPSS, Committee on International Relations and Computational Social Science programs. She helps students with all areas of career development, including one-on-one advising, resume and cover letter preparation, interviewing, networking, and job search assistance. She has nearly 15 years in career development and higher education administration with past experience in human resources, recruitment, and operations management. She holds a PhD in Communication with interests in careers, multiculturalism, pedagogy and organizations from Purdue University. 

Phone: (773) 834-1621 
Office: 1155 E. 60th Street, Room 285F

Lauren Sheely, Employer Relations Manager

Lauren works to cultivate and maintain relationships with government, corporate, and non-profit companies in the Social Science sector and connect these employers with students in the MAPSS, Committee on International Relations, and Computational Social Science programs. She also advises students in all three programs on all areas of career development. Lauren is a Chicago native with previous experience in donor relations and dramaturgy at several cultural institutions, including Court Theatre. She works extensively in the arts and culture sector, specifically at the intersection of dance and disability/chronic illness. Lauren holds a BA in Theatre and Dance from Grinnell College, and an MA in Humanities with a concentration in Theater and Performance Studies from University of Chicago’s MAPH program. 

Phone: (773 )834–1641
Office: 1155 E. 60th Street, Room 285G