Students Meet Tech, Finance, and Startup Employers on San Francisco Trek

The Business Career Services San Francisco trek allowed a group of 16 students to visit a highly diverse range of Bay Area companies ranging from small startups to large, well established corporations. The trek particularly focused on opportunities in San Francisco's tech and finance sectors. Employers encouraged students to take a long view of their career and concentrate on finding opportunities that will support their long-term growth instead of trying to find the perfect match for their first job out of college.

Employer Site Visit Hosts

  • 3Q Digital
  • Apple
  • Capital Group
  • Dodge & Cox
  • eBay
  • Funding Circle
  • Wag Hotels

Hearing from UChicago alumni at these companies provided me with some really great insight into career paths. In particular, it was interesting to hear that most of the alumni had gone through a number of different roles at different companies before arriving at their current positions. As a college student, it can be hard to envision future career paths when my career has not even started yet. Additionally, it is easy to get caught up in the mentality that there are only certain ‘respectable’ career paths that are rigidly structured. However, by hearing from these alumni I have come to realize that there are no right or wrong career paths and that there are a number of different ways to reach certain career points." -Alexander Hansen, AB '17