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What are Career Treks?

The Career Trek program provides UNCW students with a unique opportunity to explore career paths and industries in a proactive, in-person manner.

This program is designed to bring groups of UNCW students to off-campus professional settings, in order to increase their industry and career knowledge with the "behind the scenes" experience at various companies and organizations.

Career Treks typically consist of a tour, an overview of the company/organization, and an opportunity to hear from current employees about their roles. Students really appreciate genuine conversation about employees’ daily responsibilities and their personal career journey. Common discussions revolve around employees’ initial interest in the company, the industry, and their own job search.


How do I get started?

For Students:

Learn more about how to register and prepare for a Career Trek.

For Employers:

Learn how you can host a Career Trek at your business.

Contact Info:

For more information, contact Employer Development Coordinator Carolyn Rennix at rennixc@uncw.edu.


Spring 2018 Politico Headquarters Career Trek

In April 2018, 12 students embarked on the UNCW Career Center's first Career Trek to Washington D.C. This trip provided students with a unique chance to interact with several employers, UNCW alumni, fellow students from across campus, Career Center staff and faculty member.   

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While students had a schedule full of activities and events, the highlights of the trip included a tour of Politico Magazine, a premier online and print publication for political and policy news, as well as a networking social with several alumni who work in the DC area. In addition, students had the opportunity to meet with a lobbyist, a fellow at a think-tank, and congressional staffers.

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