Employer treks provide students with opportunities to travel and engage with business leaders, learn about key industries, and meet Carey alumni.

Students assist in planning each trek with support from the Carey Business School Career Development Office. Last year, over 230 students participated in 17 treks to local, domestic, and international employers. Two Trek Options for students are CDO Signature Treks and Student Organization Led Treks.

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  • Facility Tours
  • Host company presentations
  • Functional expert panels
  • Case question practice
  • Meeting with executives
  • Human Resources Q&A

types of treks:

  • Student Organization Led Treks are initiated and planned by Student Organizations with support from CDO. Timing, location, and employers are determined by Student Organization Trek Leaders. To begin planning your student organization led trek, please read the Trek Guide below and email Carey.Careerdevelopment@jhu.edu.
  • Signature Treks are initiated by the Career Development Office (CDO) and planned by CDO and a selected Trek Leader and take place in January. Plans for the January 2020 Signature Treks are underway for the following:
    • Consulting – Washington, DC
    • Healthcare – Boston, MA
    • Finance – New York, NY
    • Marketing - New York, NY
    • Social Impact - Washington, DC
    • Technology & Innovation – San Francisco, CA

    More information can be found in the Trek Guide.

    Past examples of employer trek visits in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and China include Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, Exelon, GE, Microsoft, Bank of America, Deloitte, Novartis, Accenture, A.T. Kearney, JD.com, L’Oréal, Holy Cross Hospital, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Facebook, Ideo, Autodesk.

    Signature trek applications

    • Trek applications open on 9/3/19 and close on 10/14/19 at 9AM EDT.
    • Applications will be reviewed and offers made on a rolling basis.
    • Application will be available in the Jobs section of Handshake on 9/3/19.

    Trek Leaders will be evaluated on the following:

    • Timeliness of application submission
    • Cohesive, thoughtful responses to application
    • Updated and focused resume
    • Executive presence at interivew
    • Clear link between career interests and motivation to be a trek leader for top preferences
    • Demonstrated professionalism and reliability when RSVPing and attending Carey events (i.e. RSVPing to events and showing up late or not at all, professional presence, etc.)

    For more information and to get started, please review the REVIEW THE TREK GUIDE.