Career Treks

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What is a Career Trek?

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

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Where do the Treks take place?

Treks are currently offered in cities including New York, Spokane, Seattle, Portland, London, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, and Denver. Most are offered every year, with Los Angeles and Denver alternating years each June.

What are the benefits of attending a Trek?

There are many reasons for a student to attend a Trek, and we welcome all degree levels and class years to attend. On a Trek, you can explore the city environment, and test out your preference for a geographic area. You can also explore specific organizations through the excursions, or learn about what a similar company in that industry might be like. There are lots of opportunities throughout the day to chat with recruiters, alumni, and employees of specific organizations. Not only does this help you build a network, but it offers time to practice important conversational skills like using your elevator pitch and more.

Do the Treks cost anything? What does the fee include?

With the exception of Spokane, the Treks do charge a fee for attendance. This fee covers lunch, dinner, and transportation to and from excursion sites. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the city, as well as accommodations. Some hosting hotels offer a discounted rate for Trek attendees, and you can check if this option is offered by contacting our office.

How can I register to attend?

You can sign up to attend a Trek online by signing into your ZagsIgnite profile. Trek registration tends to open up 1-2 months prior to the event taking place. Check out the scheduled date this year in the list below. If you would like to attend a specific city, send us an email to let you know when registration opens at careers@gonzaga.edu.

 

2022-2023 Trek Dates

A sweep of autumn-orange leaves frame the edge of the photo with the Spokane clock tower behind.

Spokane Trek
October 13th & 14th, 2022

The skyline of New York city

New York Trek
October 22-26th, 2022

A red double-decker bus drives past the front of a long, white columned building in downtown London.

London Trek
TBD

St. John's Bridge stretches across the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon.

Portland Trek
January 10, 2023

Against a deep blue, twilight sky, the Space Needle and city skyline sparkles with light.

Seattle Trek
January 12, 2023

The San Francisco cityscape is bathed in twilight turquoise and orange with the Golden Gate Bridge just visible in the far left.

Silicon Valley
March 16, 2023

A traditional trolley rolls down the center of the road sandwiched between vast buildings on either side in downtown San Francisco.

San Francisco Trek
March 17, 2022

A tall row of dark palm trees contrast with the hazy orange background showing the Los Angeles city skyline.

Los Angeles Trek
May 2024

The downtown Denver skyline reaches up into a bright blue, cloudless sky.

Denver Trek
March 2023