Career Treks are a career exploration initiative that allows students to travel to various cities in order to gain insight into career fields of interest. During the pandemic the Career Trek program was expanded to include virtual treks as well.

This is a great opportunity to for students and employers to network, discuss internship and full-time job opportunities, and for students to learn about the company's environment, day-to-day operations, and the hiring process and timeline.

Employers can sponsor a trip for a group of students to visit their city, tour their office, or meet virtually. There is NO COST to students to participate and meals are included during in-person treks. Out-of-state treks may incur a small cost for transport and lodging.

Fall 2023 Schedule

Sept 7-8: Fashion & Beauty Career Trek
(Minneapolis) | Student Cost: $50

Oct 13: Criminal Justice Career Trek
(Cedar Rapids) | Student Cost: Free

Oct 27: West Des Moines TREK Day
(West Des Moines) | Student Cost: Free

Nov 2-3: Advertising & Design Career Trek
(Chicago) | Student Cost: $75

Nov 10: Working with Kids Career Trek
(Iowa City Area) | Student Cost: Free

Click on the link in the title and sign in to your Handshake account to view all the details and to register. Fees for out-of-state Treks will be billed to your u-bill and cover transportation, lodging and meals provided while in the host city. (Students will be responsible for paying for their own snacks and lunch while traveling to and from the host city for out-of-state treks.)

Past Career Treks

Virtual Career Trek with Braze

Virtual Career Trek with UTA

Virtual Career Trek with ChildServe

Virtual Career Trek with the FBI

Have Questions?

Courtney McClellan

Courtney McClellan

Assistant Director, Employer Engagement & Events
(Career Coach)