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.
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 email@example.com.
October 13th & 14th, 2022
New York Trek
October 22-26th, 2022
January 10, 2023
January 12, 2023
March 16-17, 2023
March 16, 2023
San Francisco Trek
March 17, 2023
May 18, 2023
Los Angeles Trek