Career Treks

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What is a Trek? 

Treks are career development and networking programs that create opportunities for students to connect with alumni and employers in key metropolitan areas across the country. As part of the Treks, students interact with partner organizations during corporate excursions, career fairs, and networking socials.

Questions? Contact Erin Shields through email or at (509) 313-4048.

Trek Locations

The Spokane Treks take place as part of Career Month in October. Past excursion hosts have included:

  • GenPrime
  • Kootenai Health
  • Numerica Credit Union
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Stay Alfred

Students can register for the treks online at ZagsIgnite. Employers interested in hosting an excursion are encourage to reach out to Erin Shields.

 

The New York Trek is the only Trek students must apply to attend. This event is offered in September, and focuses on the finance industry with excursion hosts on Wall Street. Past hosts include:

  • First New York
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NY Stock Exchange
  • Perella Weinberg

Students can apply to attend online at ZagsIgnite.

 

Currently Career & Professional Development's only international Trek, the London Trek takes place on location in London, England during Spring Break. Students will visit excursion host locations and participate in an evening networking social. Past excursion hosts include:

  • BP
  • Salesforce
  • Splunk
  • United States Embassy

Students can register for this event online at ZagsIgnite. Employers interested in hosting an excursion are encouraged to contact Ray Angle. Alumni, recruiters, and friends of the University are invited to attend the networking social by emailing Ray Angle.

 

The Portland Trek is offered in January during the winter break. It includes a career fair on-location in Portland, excursions to different site hosts, and a networking social in the evening. Past excursion hosts have included:

  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Ecova
  • Edelman
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Mondelez International
  • Nike
  • Portland Timbers
  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • Waggoner Edstrom
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing

Students can register online at ZagsIgnite. Employers interested in hosting excursions are encouraged to contact Erin Shields, and may register for the career fair online at ZagsIgnite. Alumni, recruiters, and friends of the University are invited to attend the network social by registering on the Alumni page.

 

The Seattle Trek is offered in January during the winter break. It includes a career fair on-location in Seattle, excursions to different site hosts, and a networking social in the evening. Past excursion hosts have included:

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • BDA Inc.
  • Boeing
  • Expeditors International
  • Kymeta Corporation
  • Mercer
  • Microsoft
  • Nordstrom
  • PACCAR
  • Starbucks
  • UW Medical School

Students can register online at ZagsIgnite. Employers interested in hosting excursions are encouraged to contact Erin Shields, and may register for the career fair online at ZagsIgnite. Alumni, recruiters, and friends of the University are invited to attend the network social by registering on the Alumni page.

 

The San Francisco Trek takes place in March during Spring Break. This event includes excursions to on-site host locations and a networking social in the evening. Past excursion hosts have included:

  • Edelman
  • PeopleGrove
  • SalesForce
  • SparkPR
  • Wells Fargo

Student can register on ZagsIgnite. Employers interested in becoming excursion hosts are encouraged to contact Erin Shields. Alumni, recruiters, and friends of the University are invited to attend the networking social by registering on the Alumni page.

 

The Silicon Valley Trek takes place in March during Spring Break. This event includes excursions to on-site host locations and a networking social in the evening. Past excursion hosts have included:

  • Google
  • Stryker Endoscopy
  • TripActions

Student can register on ZagsIgnite. Employers interested in becoming excursion hosts are encouraged to contact Erin Shields. Alumni, recruiters, and friends of the University are invited to attend the networking social by registering on the Alumni page.

 
Offered every other June (odd numbered years for example 2019), the Denver trek includes excursions to on-site host locations and a networking social in the evening. Past excursion hosts have included:
  • 1st Bank
  • 5280 Magazine
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • KPMG
  • Xcel Energy

Student can register on ZagsIgnite. Employers interested in becoming excursion hosts are encouraged to contact Erin Shields. Alumni, recruiters, and friends of the University are invited to attend the networking social by registering on the Alumni page.

 
Offered every other June (even-numbered years, for example 2020), the Los Angeles Trek includes excursions to on-site host locations and a networking social in the evening. Past excursion hosts have included:
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Homebody Industries
  • Studio71, LP 
  • TOMS
  • West Monroe Partners

Student can register on ZagsIgnite. Employers interested in becoming excursion hosts are encouraged to contact Erin Shields. Alumni, recruiters, and friends of the University are invited to attend the networking social by registering on the Alumni page.

 

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