Career Treks

Preparation is imperative to paving a successful career. Students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business are encouraged to create opportunities through a variety of professional treks which promote interaction and networking with alumni and other important leaders within the business community. Here are a few ways in which our students are ensuring a successful future.

  • Consulting Trek
  • Cal Trek
  • International Treks (Dubai, Hong Kong, Madrid)
  • Marketing Trek
  • Energy Trek (Houston) 
  • Wall Street/Real Estate Trek
At Georgetown’s MBA Career Center, we understand that pursuit of career is as unique for each student as the recruitment and hiring process is for each employer. Therefore, we are equipped to identify specific objectives that match qualified candidates with the needs of hiring companies.
 
We welcome the opportunity to introduce our pool of talent, and offer many opportunities for interaction between our students and prospective employers both on and off campus to find the right fit.
 
 
Fall Consulting Trek
The annual Fall Consulting Trek typically engages 50 or more students to visit companies in Washington, D.C., and New York City. This fall, students visited Deloitte, PwC, FBI, and American Express. 
 
Cal Trek
Taking place in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, Cal Trek is organized by the California Business Consortium. Students attending Cal Trek visit comanpies, attend a closing alumni happy hour, and network with employers in the region.
 
Highlights and results from the trek include:
  • UBS: Hosted by MSB alumni; several students were "screened" as part of the visit
  • Hewlett Packard: Tour of SmartHome technology and a panel discussion organized by McDonough School of Business alumni
  • Maxim Integrated Products: Hosted by McDonough alumni IBM: Hosted at a research facility with an overview of the Extreme Blue internship program
  • Google: Hosted by McDonough alumni infinance and HR
  • Corporate Executive Board: Hosted by McDonough alumni with presentation by general manager of Asia-Pacific Region/SF office Pacific Gas & Electric: Presentation on energy, technology, and sustainability in California; discussion about summer internships
Marketing Trek
The Marketing Trek is organized by the Graduate Marketing Association, and is comprised of company visits spanning New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Students visited companies including: The NFL, Campbell Soup, Johnson & Johnson, American Express, ESPN, Moet Hennessy, Citi, and Pepsi.
 
Wall Street Trek
The annual Wall Street Trek is a great way for students interested in financial services to meet with employers and alumni in top firms. This fall's trek visits included representation from a variety of financial services industries: investment banking advisory, corporate finance, private wealth management, asset management, private equity, and real estate finance. Students visited the following companies:
  • Neuberger Berman
  • Tishman Speyer
  • JP Morgan
  • Citi
  • Carlyle Group
  • Savilles
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ackman Ziff
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Macquarie Capital
  • Nomura
  • Wells Fargo
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • Invesco
  • Cohen & Steers
  • Marsh & MacLennan
  • Archstone
  • Halyard Capital
  • Credit Suisse
  • Jeffries
  • Vornado