Career Trek to Silicon Valley and San Francisco
The application deadline has passed for the 2nd Annual Thayer School "Career Trek" to Silicon Valley and San Francisco. The Career Trek consists of site visits to eight to ten organizations over a three day period. The purpose of each site visit is to hear about the technologies being developed, learn about potential job and internship opportunities, and interact with engineers (mostly Thayer alumni). Students have an opportunity to "network" with additional Dartmouth and Thayer alumni through evening programs, and an optional recreational activity.
December 2 - 5, 2012
Silicon Valley and San Francisco area. Tentative schedule includes:
- Cordis -- http://www.cordis.com/
- Google -- https://www.google.com/
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -- https://www.llnl.gov/
- Lockheed Martin - http://www.lockheedmartin.com/
- Mission Motors -- http://ridemission.com/
- Pacific Gas & Electric -- http://www.pge.com/
- Speck Design -- http://www.speckdesign.com/
- Tesla Motors -- http://www.teslamotors.com/
The focus of the Career Trek will be to expose students to engineering roles in a variety of organizations, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, in a breadth of industries. The Trek is open to all Thayer School students and undergraduate Engineering Sciences majors. A brief application will be required (see below) for use in selecting student participants. Limit 14 students.
Hotel rooms (double occupancy), meals, and transportation to site visits will be provided through the generosity of Dartmouth and Thayer alumni, the participating companies, and Thayer School.
Your flight to and from San Francisco, transportation between the airport and hotel, and a $200 registration fee.
Note: Limited financial assistance will be available based on need. If you will require financial assistance in order to participate, please indicate this on your application.
Application Form: http://thayercareerservices.wufoo.com/forms/m7x3r3/
Deadline to Apply: Midnight on September 16, 2012
Find Out More:
See photos of last year's trek here. We encourage you to reach out to any students who participated in the past (names in photo set). Additionally, feel free to contact Jen St. Laurence with any questions.
Quotes from past student participants:
I got a good flavor for work life in the bay area and it is an exciting place. I think the contacts that I made can help with the growth of my career not only in helping me find a job, but also for advice.
The trek was my first real opportunity to talk to alumni. It allowed me to see how my time at Thayer would translate to the outside world, and what working in a real-life engineering firm is actually like. I also got the opportunity to make a few personal connections.
It (the trek) prompted me to consider those fields that are not part of my education and explore the opportunity to integrate a mechanical engineering project with biotech, for example.