Career Treks

The Career Trek programs are career exploration initiatives that allow students to travel to various cities in order to gain insight into career fields of interest. These immersive experiences provide behind the scenes opportunities for students to engage with an organization, shadow professionals in the workplace, learn about various career paths, meet with Notre Dame alumni, and more. The Career Center will offer seven industry specific treks this Fall Break 2017 to Boston, Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC.

Students can check Go IRISH for more information by searching "career trek" or contact Mary Ladewski in The Career Center at: 574-631-5200 or 

Fall Break 2017 Career Treks

Biotech and Pharmaceutical Exploration, Boston, MA ~ Oct. 15 - Oct. 17, 2017 

This Career Trek to Boston is open to Notre Dame students who are juniors or seniors, in the College of Engineering or College of Science, who have a passion for working in the biotech/pharma industry. Boston is the #1 hub in the US for development in this industry. The Career Center will be taking 6 students on this Trek to shadow professionals in the workplace, learn day to day operations, discuss specific jobs and career paths within each organization, and network with local alumni. Apply via Go IRISH by 9/11/2017

Advertising and Digital Media, Chicago, IL Oct. 17 - Oct. 19, 2017

This Career Trek is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors of any major passionate about entering the advertising field. The Career Center will accept 6 students from the application pool to participate. This immersive experience has been organized by the Career Center with the support of an advertising network group of agencies named Elevated Chicago. Previous trek visits have included: Starcom, Google, Leo Burnett, Digitas, Ogilvy Mather, and more! Apply via Go IRISH by 9/11/2017

Sports Industry Career Trek, Chicago, IL Oct. 19 - Oct. 20, 2017

This Sports Trek to Chicago allows students to visit a number of organizations within the sports industry to learn all aspects of business operations. After an interview process, The Career Center will select 6 students to participate on this trek. Each Trek visit is set up differently catering to the strengths of the organization lasting anywhere from 1-3 hours. Previous visits have included: US Soccer Federation, Chicago Bulls, Octagon Marketing, BTN, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, and more. Apply via Go IRISH by 9/11/2017

Fashion Industry Career Trek, New York, NYOct. 18 - Oct. 20, 2017

In this second year, the Fashion Career Trek will include visits to companies of all sizes to explore career paths into the dynamic Fashion Industry. Open to students of all majors with a passion to enter this industry, The Career Center will accept 6 students to participate. Last year visits included: Parker New York, Loeffler Randall, Jack Rogers, Macy's, Lovely Bride, Ralph Lauren and more! Apply via Go IRISH by 9/11/2017

Careers in Science DC Trek, Washington, DC Oct. 15 - Oct.18, 2017 

The Careers in Science DC Trek to Washington DC is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors of Notre Dame in the College of Science who have a passion for working in a career that is related to their science degree but is not medical school or academia. In partnership with the College of Science, The Career Center will be accepting 6 students to participate in this inaugural experiential program. Apply via Go IRISH by 9/11/2017

DC Career Trek

Washington DC Career Trek ~ Oct. 15 - Oct. 18, 2017 

This program will again be offered during Fall Break of 2017 and is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It gives Notre Dame students a broad overview of some of the main industries in Washington DC. Students begin to understand how the industries differ, overlap, and connect in their separate functions while meeting and talking with Notre Dame Alumni about their current jobs, career paths, and the organizations in which they work. Students are able to compare and contrast job functions, day-to-day projects, and environment between the organizations visited. They connect with multiple alumni in DC in career areas such as public policy, think tanks, the Hill, lobbying, government consulting, international affairs, law, international development, and public relations. This fall we will accept up to 9 students for this trek. Apply via Go IRISH by 8/28/2017


Winter and Spring Break Career Treks


San Francisco - Tech Trek 


Chicago (2) - Social Impact and Policy 

Los Angeles - Hollywood Media and Entertainment Trek

San Diego - Renewable Energy

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