Career Trek to Silicon Valley and San Francisco

A big thank you to our students and employers who participated in the 4th Annual Thayer School Career Trek to Silicon Valley and San Francisco! We visited the following companies: 

Amazon Lab 126
Bloom Energy
Cordis
Coursera
Google
Motiv Power Systems 
Otherlab  
Tesla Motors 

See photos past treks here. Please contact Sarah Streit  or Jennifer St. Laurence with questions.

Quotes from past student participants:

This trek was my first real opportunity to talk to alumni in the field, see how they work, and hear about how they’ve taken what they learned at Thayer and applied it to their real life projects. The trek also gave me a taste of what it’s like to work in the Bay Area; it is not only a hub for so many exciting new technologies, but also the home of a very active and involved Dartmouth community. The alumni dinner was particularly empowering and inspiring. I went away from it with a much better idea of what I want to do and whom I could turn to for advice and guidance.

I appreciated that we visited some small, 20 person startups and were able to compare them to large, multinational and government organizations while seeing everything in between. The experience helped me see more clearly what careers I saw myself fitting into.

It (the trek) prompted me to consider those fields that are not part of my education and explore the opportunity to integrate a mechanical engineering project with biotech, for example.