Career Treks

We’re Going Places!

Attending a Career Trek with us is like a jump-start to your career. You will have an opportunity to explore companies and industries far beyond the reach of the Salt Lake Valley! Treks take place during Spring Break and are focused on a specific industry. This opportunity is sponsored by the University of Utah Parent Fund.

  • Connect & build relationships with employers in highly desirable career fields and organizations
  • Explore career opportunities and positions from a variety of industries
  • Learn from hiring managers how to make yourself more marketable for employment
  • Discover job or internship opportunities
  • Travel to exciting and growing cities around the U.S

“As I prepare to graduate after 5.5 years at the U, I feel 100% confident saying that Career Trek is the single most important thing I've done as a student.  Aside from the incredible networking, friends, and memories that you'll make on the trip, if you're someone that isn't sure what your career goals are, what opportunities exist for someone with your skills and background, or what will make your application stand out from hundreds of others, JUMP on this opportunity.”

“I can’t put into words how AMAZING the Animation Trek was! Thank you infinitely for arranging it all. Industry knowledge is so incredibly important but not talked about enough in our classes. Without a doubt this was one of the most influential experiences in my college career. I feel a lot more comfortable knowing that I can make it! It is possible! These connections and knowledge were priceless. Thank you!!”

“I personally guarantee you will be so glad you did! You get to network and shadow and really gain a new understanding of the profession you may want someday. Plus the people were so great and besides all the career perks, it's insanely fun!”

Spring Break, March 10th-13th: Applications Open Now
Explore Los Angeles, California

Open to: All matriculated students at the University of Utah.

Student cost: Students are responsible for covering the cost of their flight.

The Career & Professional Development Center will cover: Lodging, ground transportation, & most food.

LA TREK 2017

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To apply, complete the following form including required resume and cover letter by the deadline:

Sunday, January 20th by 11:59 p.m.

We recommend getting your resume and cover letter reviewed through our Quick Help hours, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm in SSB 350.


Applicants, please make note of the following timeline to learn more about expectations for the trek if selected:

  • SUNDAY, 1/20/19: Trek application due
  • Friday, 1/25/19: Acceptances & wait-lists announced
  • FRIDAY, 2/1/19: Mandatory orientation, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • SUNDAY, 2/10/19: Flights must be purchased
Career Trek Application