Career Treks

Explore, Engage, & Expand

Career Treks offer students valuable opportunities to learn about companies, industries and careers in a personal setting. Students travel to key locations across the country to engage with industry professionals, expand their networks, and increase their awareness of career possibilities.


Apply Now! Winter 2019 Career Treks

Austin Trek

ANALYTICS & TECHNOLOGY

Austin, TX
December 16-18

Want to learn more about working in tech and analytics?
Join us in Austin, TX for an amazing Career Trek on December 16-18, 2019. During the trek, you will visit area companies that are technology-focused and have strong data and analytics departments. There will also be an alumni networking reception. Company visits last year included Amazon, Google, Dell, and Cloudera, just to name a few.

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PERFORMING ARTS

Washington, D.C.
December 15-18

Want to learn more about working in performing arts?
Join us in Washington DC for an amazing Career Trek on December 15-18, 2019.
Timeline:
*Sunday December 15: We depart from WFU to DC
*Monday December 16: Site visits, alumni networking, and a performance in the evening
*Tuesday December 17: Site visits, alumni networking, and a performance in the evening
*Wednesday December 18: Return to Winston-Salem

Upcoming Fall 2019 Career Treks

MARKETING

Charlotte, NC
October 10

Want to learn more about working in Advertising/PR/Marketing?
Join us in Charlotte, NC on Thursday of fall break to visit organizations such as Mythic and Belk Inc., among others, to learn about both the industry and specific job functions.

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MARKETING

New York City
October 10-11

Want to learn more about working in Advertising/PR/Marketing?
Join us on Thursday and Friday of fall break to visit organizations such as SiriusXM + Pandora and Tapestry and for an alumni networking event.

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POLITICS & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Washington, D.C.
October 10-11

Want to learn more about working in politics and international affairs?
Join us in D.C. on Thursday and Friday of Fall Break to visit area political organizations, network, and attend an alumni panel.

Financial Assistance

The F.M. Kirby Foundation Access and Opportunity Endowment Fund awards a limited number of need-based grants and stipends for undergraduate students each semester.  These awards allow students to gain knowledge as well as experience new cities during their career exploration and job search process.