Industry Explorers

Join us for a quarterly site visit to explore how leadership looks like in different industries. Participants will take a journey of discovery through site visits to different areas to meet leaders in their fields. This program provides the opportunity for students to gain insight into different industries, learn about current trends, and connect with inspiring professionals.

During the program, students will have the opportunity to visit various organizations, interact with their leaders, and learn about their work. They will also have the chance to ask questions, gain advice, and learn from the experiences of these leaders.

Through this program, students will gain a deeper understanding of the skills, education, and passion required to succeed in various fields. They will also learn about the different career paths available to them and the importance of networking and building relationships in their respective industries.

By the end of the program, students will have developed a network of contacts and a newfound appreciation for the different fields they have explored. They will be equipped with knowledge, skills, and inspiration to pursue their passions and achieve their goals. Join us on field ventures and embark on a journey of discovery like no other!

Winter 2024 Site Visit


The Center for Leadership & Involvement and LGBTQ+ Student Life invite you to spend an afternoon at the Lisa Isadora Cruz Trans Empowerment Center at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC). 

Connect with local activists and advocates, learn about nonprofit work in support of trans communities, and experience the power of decades of Puerto Rican community building in Humboldt Park. 


  • Friday, February 09, 2024
  • Meet at Center for Identity and Inclusion (5710 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637) at 2:30 PM 
  • We will return to campus by 6:30 PM


Please note that spots for this event are limited, so we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible to reserve your seat. To RSVP, fill out the registration form by October 10th. We will send a confirmation email to all registered attendees by October 12th.

We look forward to having you join us! If you have any questions, please contact Karina Pabón at

  • Autumn 2023 - Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery located in River West 
    • Participants learned from Founder and Owner Danielle Mullen about her inspirational journey opening Chicago's first Black-Woman owned bookstore, Semicolon, and the organization's mission dedicated to bridging the literacy gap among minoritized communities.
  • Spring 2023 - Chicago Fire FC Main Offices located in Downtown Chicago
    • Participants gained insight into the operations of the club, met Chicago Fire FC staff, and learned about having a career in the sports industry.

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