Career Treks are a career exploration initiative that allows 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 Center for Career Development will offer five industry-specific treks this Spring Break 2018 to Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
For more information on Career Treks contact The Center for Career Development by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (574-631-5200).
Upcoming Career Treks
Law Career Day Treks - Chicago | February 22
Take the day in Chicago to visit with law organizations! Choose your legal area of most interest. Explore different areas of law and network with alumni. This opportunity is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Apply for ONE of the treks below through Go IRISH by Jan 20, 2019.
Public Interest Law | Visit organizations, such as Chicago LAF; National Immigration Justice Center; Sargent Shriver
National Center on Poverty Law; U.S. Attorney’s Office; City of Chicago
Private Practice Law | Visit large to medium law firms with multiple practice areas, such as Winston & Strawn, Chapman and Cutler; Jenner & Block; K&L Gates; Barnes & Thornburg
Patent Law (only available to engineering and science majors) | Visit law firms with significant patent law practice, such as McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff; Nixon & Peabody; Morgan Lewis & Bockius; Rabicoff Law; Baker & Hostetler; Quarles & Brady; Irwin IP; McAndrews, Held & Malloy.
Hollywood 2019 Media and Entertainment Career Trek | March 10-14
The Hollywood 2019 Media & Entertainment Career Trek is sponsored by the Center for Career Development and the FTT Department. The trek is designed to be an immersive experience in "the industry" giving students the opportunity to shadow professionals in the workplace, discuss specific jobs and careers in the field, meet writers and show runners in the industry and more!
Potential visits include: 20th Century Fox, NBC Universal, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, Jax Media, UTA, CAA, WME, Paradigm, Disney, Lionsgate, Hulu, and Netflix
Biotech and Pharmaceutical Career Trek - San Diego | March 11 - 13
The Biotech & Pharmaceutical Trek in San Diego is for students to explore opportunities in the industry and network with alumni! The trek is open to sophomores, juniors or seniors in the College of Science, or students in engineering who are interested in the scientific side of those fields.
Potential visits include: Biocom, Dexcom, Halozyme, Illumina, MEI Pharma, Neurocrine Biosciences, Nuvasive, Pfizer, Proprius Pharmaceuticals, ResMed, Thermo Fisher, Torigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Apply online on GoIrish, the application deadline is Sunday, February 3 by 11:59pm.
Please email email@example.com or call (574)631-5200 for questions.
Aerospace and Defense Career Trek - Los Angeles | March 11 - 14
The Center for Career Development and the department of Engineering are organizing a trip to Los Angeles, California! Participants will make informational visits to 6-9 organizations, gain a sense of day-to-day operations, network with Notre Dame alumni, and discuss specific jobs and careers in the field. Each visit is set up differently, catering to the strengths of the organization. Many of these organizations have internships and entry level opportunities for students. In most cases, Notre Dame alumni working at these organizations will host the visit and incorporate other professionals in the organization into the discussions and projects with students.
Potential visits include: Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, SpaceX, TeleDyne and Parker Hannifin, and others.
Apply online on GoIrish, the application deadline is Wednesday, January 23 by 11:59pm.
Please email Niti Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (574)631-5200 for questions.
Sports Industry Career Treks 2019 – Chicago | March 11, March 12
There will be two separate Sports Industry Career Treks to Chicago - the first on Monday March 11, and the second on Tuesday March 12. The treks are open to undergraduate students (including all majors), who have a genuine interest in learning more about the sports industry and a desire to intern/work within it.
Participants will make informational visits to 3-4 organizations, with the intent to gain a sense of day-to-day operations, network with Notre Dame alumni, and discuss specific jobs and careers in the field. Each visit is set up differently, catering to the type of the organization e.g. professional team, agency, federation etc.
Furthermore, it is anticipated that there will be opportunities to complete real-world projects for the organizations. The trek group will be divided into teams of 4-6 students and be given a project by an organization, which will need to be completed prior to the trek and then presented during their visit to the organization.
The number of students selected for each trek is strictly limited, and there is a nominal fee (payable online) to help with transport & potentially lunch.
Potential visits include: The Chicago Bulls/Blackhawks, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire Soccer Club, US Soccer, Navigate Research, 4Front, Chicago Sports Commission, Intersport, and others.