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Deadline Extended! 2023 Tech Trek to San Francisco, Jan 16-21, 2023

Are you interested in a career in tech? The Loeb Center is hosting a week-long career exploration trek in San Francisco and Silicon Valley during Interterm (Jan 16-21, 2023). There is no cost to participate.
We will visit start-ups and big tech, talk to entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, and learn about a range of technical and non-technical roles. You will emerge with a clearer-eyed view of the field, understand a range of job functions and how to prepare for them, and meet a LOT of Amherst alumni who want to help you succeed.
Past treks have included alumni-hosted visits to tech companies including Facebook, Google, Airbnb, Lyft, and venture capital firms Sapphire Ventures and Greylock; this year's program will be our biggest and best yet!  

Program Expectations:

  • Mandatory participation in pre-departure orientation session December 3rd
  • Completion of all pre-departure research assignments
  • Full participation in all group discussions, conversations with alumni, and site visits
  • Participation in post-trip debrief session(s)
  • Those accepted into the program will sign a contract committing to the program.

To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest via Handshake. The letter of interest should include responses to the following:

  1. Why does a potential career in the tech field interest you?
  2. What current development or topic in tech is of most concern/interest to you and why?
  3. What would you hope to learn about careers in the tech industry that you do not already know?
  4. How do you imagine that this trek might impact your career exploration or decision making?