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
Location: San Francisco, CA
- Khan Academy
- 500 Startups
- GSV Capital
- 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.
Investment Banking Group’s Bank Week
Leader: Drew Jacob
Location: New York City, NY
- Morgan Stanley
- Goldman Sachs
- P. Morgan
- Bank of America
- Deutsche Bank
- Credit Suisse
- Perella Weinberg Partners
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
Location: Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA
- Walmart eCommerce
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.