Career Treks

The Career Development Office is proud to offer Career Treks as one of our ongoing offerings for Rice MBAs. Career Treks allow students to visit cities across the country and explore business areas where they may want to pursue internships and post-MBA job opportunities. Along with visiting popular metro areas, Career Treks can assist in one’s career journey by expanding career networks, exploring target and emerging employers, as well as learning from the experiences of individuals within our Rice Business alumni network.

What are students saying about their trek experiences?

“It was great being in the actual warehouse and understanding their day-to-day challenges in detail!” “…it was really an intellectually uplifting experience.” – Sharada Manne, Full-Time MBA Class of 2024

“[The company] put together a great presentation with a great space for us to understand exactly what [the company] does.” – Yu-Cheng Hsu, PMBA Class of 2023

“The NYC trek was absolutely amazing! Seeing the headquarters of some of the major players in NYC and meeting with their employees was a terrific experience. I made professional connections I look forward to maintaining in the months and years to come.” – Devin Mehra, Full-Time MBA Class of 2024

“The Austin Trek was a phenomenal, eye-opening experience for me. It was my first trek and above and beyond what I was expecting. The trek opened my eyes to what opportunities exist in the Austin ecosystem, new areas of business that I didn’t previously know existed and gave me a glimpse of the truly vast Rice alumni base. My favorite part of the experience were the site visits. It was incredible to go exist in the everyday worlds of these businesses. I think it’s a wonderful way of getting to imagine yourself working there.” – Adrienne Miller, Full-Time MBA Class of 2024

How to Get Involved

Are you a current or prospective student interested in attending our next Career Trek? Go to OWL Careers or contact our office to learn more about upcoming trips and how you may be able to participate.

Are you an employer who would like to be included in a future Career Trek? Reach out to our Employer Relations team to learn how you can get involved.

Past trips include: Week on Wall Street (New York City), Technology Trek (Austin, Seattle, Silicon Valley), Energy Trek (Houston), Health Care Trek (Houston), NYC Trek (New York City), and Clean Tech Trek (Houston).

Energy Trek, Houston (2022)
NYC Trek (2022)
Seattle Trek (2019)
Austin Trek (2022)
Austin Trek (2022)
NYC Trek (2022)
Week on Wall Street, New York City (2019)
By Troy Tabner
Troy Tabner Associate Director of Communications and Events