TBT: Throw Back Thursday to our Thrilling Booth Treks (Part 2)

This is a continuation of our previous post about treks at Booth.

As a first year student, you have the opportunity to lead or attend career treks around the country. With the help of second years, Career Services, and Booth alumni, you are able to visit multiple companies within a particular industry to explore your interests and network with Booth alumni and non-Booth employees. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about companies that don’t recruit on campus as well as experience the culture of companies that do recruit on campus firsthand. Here’s a quick recap of what some of the first year student leaders had to say about their treks:

BoothEd’s Ed Tech Trek

Leader: Tran Le

Attendees: 7

Location: San Francisco, CA

Companies:

  1. Google
  2. Khan Academy
  3. Udemy
  4. Udacity
  5. Chegg
  6. Edmodo
  7. 500 Startups
  8. Clever
  9. EducationSuperHighway
  10. GSV Capital
  11. Learn Capital

Highlight: The company tours at Udemy, Edmodo, Khan Academy, and Clever really gave us a sense of the culture and working styles. Also, the group really bonded over discussions about the companies between visits as well as during late nights at the Airbnb.

Key takeaway: If you have a passion for education and technology, there is no better way to learn about ed-tech and talk about the experts in this field! We learned how these companies are disrupting education by using technology to improve education efficiency.

Writing thank you notes on a quick break during Bank Week

Investment Banking Group’s Bank Week

Leader: Drew Jacob

Attendees: 70

Location: New York City, NY

Companies:

  1. Morgan Stanley
  2. Goldman Sachs
  3. P. Morgan
  4. Bank of America
  5. Citigroup
  6. Deutsche Bank
  7. Credit Suisse
  8. Barclays
  9. Evercore
  10. Lazard
  11. Perella Weinberg Partners
  12. Moelis
  13. Greenhill

Highlight: We had dinner with Joe Perella, a pretty legendary banker on Wall Street. Also, we went to an average of 6 events a day.

Key takeaway: It is a capstone event in the recruiting process for investment banking. If you want to be an investment banker, you absolutely should go to Booth and go on this trip. The trip, like all of the IB recruiting process, will educate and empower you and really help you with your ability to get interviews at top firms.

 

Booth Tech Group’s Tech Trek

Leader: Suki Sujai

Attendees: 54

Location: Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA

Companies:

  1. Amazon
  2. Microsoft
  3. Google
  4. Facebook
  5. Adobe
  6. Uber
  7. Cisco
  8. Zillow
  9. Square
  10. Stubhub
  11. Paypal
  12. VMware
  13. Walmart eCommerce
  14. Intel
  15. Box
  16. Salesforce

Highlight: Our Tech Trek GroupMe became especially active because of funny things we experienced during some company visits (i.e. VMware has turtles on its campus!), and it turned into a whole day of sending memes to each other. The GroupMe is still active and we continue to share jokes and memes with each other – it’s a great group!

Key takeaway: You should go on this trip if you’re still deciding on recruiting for tech, if you’re curious to compare the differences between various tech companies since each is very different, and also to get to know a lot of other like-minded classmates who are recruiting for the same thing.

For more information about treks, check out Oren’s post about the VC Trek, Vivian’s post about leading Tech Trek last year, and Ray’s post about his experience on Tech Trek.

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