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Student Career Treks

Make the most of your spring break

March 22-25, 2020

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Check back in spring for information about our Fall Career Treks. 

Pursuing your degree is the first step. The UWAA can help you figure out the next one. Student Career Treks take small groups of students for behind-the-scenes looks at professional life in major U.S. cities across the country. Tour local companies, meet up with area Huskies and see a new city with your fellow students. Each tour includes an after-hours mixer with local alumni, so you can get the lowdown on what life’s really like in each town.

Cost for all destinations, including airfare, lodging and most meals is $600; a limited number of scholarships are available.

Choose your adventure

San Francisco, CA — Northern California has more UW alumni than anywhere outside Washington — nearly 19,000! Your home base at the Holiday Inn Express by Fisherman’s Wharf will offer lots of opportunities to explore the City by the Bay as you see what life’s like at the area’s scrappy tech startups and industry titans. Get to know Bay Area alumni at a special mixer on March 24.

Meet your host: Evan Carman — I’ve worked with UW students for the past 5 years, and led the Career Trek to NYC last spring break. I’m thrilled to return to the Bay Area, where I grew up, this year. I love hearing all the career journeys of UW alums, and how your career path isn’t always a straight line.


Denver, CO — New this year! Close to some of America’s most spectacular natural wonders (and more than 3,000 Husky alumni), the Mile-high City is one of the fastest-growing in the U.S. Stay at MOXY in Denver’s hip Cherry Creek neighborhood as you strike out to visit Huskies at Oracle and the VF Corporation. You’ll also meet local alumni at a hosted mixer at Denver’s hip collective eatery, Avanti, in the LoHi District.

Meet your host: Amanda Campbell — I have worked with students at the UW for almost 10 years. In my current role in the Alumni Association, I enjoy connecting current students with alums to build a fabulous Husky community. I’ve led several student career treks, and I enjoy how each trip is completely unique.


New York, NY — From arts to finance to nonprofits, the big city calls to those looking to make their mark. See how 4,000 UW alumni are making it in the Big Apple. Stay at the Fairfield Inn in Midtown Manhattan and soak in the sights and sounds of the city. On March 24, the gang heads over to the Brazen Tavern to hang out with NYC Huskies.

Portrait: Kaela WorrallMeet your host: Kaela Worrall — I’m ecstatic to be leading my first trek in New York, excited to help current UW students take in all the great advice and experiences our NY-based Huskies have to offer and looking forward to celebrating both Husky spirit and professional success in the Big Apple!


Sample Itinerary

Why should I go on a Career Trek?

Frequently Asked Questions


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