The Office of Personal and Career Development is pleased to announce a Career Exploration Trek to Washington, D.C.! Students from all academic disciplines and class years are invited to immerse themselves in the vibrant world of our nation’s capital, while learning about some of the world’s most dynamic industries.
This trip will be a valuable learning experience. Career Treks offer students 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.
Complete applications through Handshake by the September 11 deadline. Students must apply separately for each trek. See application links below. Selected participants will be notified on Friday, September 16th. Please check the OPCD website for updates. Treks have a limit of 15 students per industry.
To apply, follow these steps:
Your application must include your resume and a reflection statement that includes an explanation of the following:
1) Why you would like to attend the trek
2) What you hope to get out of the experience
3) What perspectives or interests you will bring to the group as a whole
4) How you will use the trek experience to further your professional development upon return
5) What your experience is with the relevant industry
Students must provide their own accommodations, transportation to and from Washington, D.C., travel costs throughout the city and meals.
Limited financial aid is available for this trip. Visit the Grants for Students page for more information.