Brandeis International Business School

Students on Saleforce industry trek

Industry Treks

Brandeis IBS students can experience the workings and cultures of companies all over the world.
Industry treks organized by the Career Strategies Center help students network with professionals and gain insight into the fields they want to enter after graduation.

Treks range from day-long visits to week-long programs where students learn more about individual companies, meet alumni and find out about career resources within target industries. Along the way, they gain a sense of the culture, day-to-day work life and typical career paths they can expect. Industry treks are unique, hands-on learning experiences that offer insights for students on how to approach their careers and successfully take advantage of future opportunities.

Where We've Gone

map of trek locations

Boston, New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Dublin, Hong Kong

Students have met with executives and staff on visits to:

72andSunny ● AllianceBernstein ● Amazon ● Autodesk ● Barclays ● Big Fish Games ● BlackRock ● BMO Harris Bank ● Breslin Consulting LLC ● Credit Suisse ● Deloitte ● Development Finance International (DFI) ● DMZ ● Econometrica ● Facebook ● Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago ● Fenergo ● Fidelity ● Flywire ● Goldman Sachs ● Google ● Grey ● HBO ● HubSpot ● HUGE ● IDA Ireland Infor ● Instagram ● International Monetary Fund (IMF) ● J.P. Morgan ● Kirx ● Kiva ● LA CleanTech Incubator ● MassChallenge ● Microsoft ● Moody's ● Morgan Stanley ● Nathan Associates ● National Grid ● NERA ● Northern Trust ● Ona Bags ● Oracle ● Paulson and Co. ● Reflektive ● Salesforce ● San Francisco 49ers ● Starbucks ● State Street ● The Gates Foundation ● Toronto Financial Services Alliance ● UBS ● Wells Fargo ● World Bank ● Y&R ● Zendesk

Testimonials from the San Francisco/Silicon Valley Industry Trek

Students at the San Francisco/Silicon Valley Industry Trek visit Google.

Students at the San Francisco/Silicon Valley Industry Trek visit Google's headquarters.

The San Francisco 49er's stadium was another stop during their industry trek.

The San Francisco 49er's stadium was another stop during their industry trek.

Students at the San Francisco/Silicon Valley Industry Trek attend a talk at Barclays.

Participants were also able to attend a talk held at the San Francisco branch of Barclays.

“It's hard to determine if a company's culture will fit with one's expectations. There's only so much one can glean about a company from its website, before all companies start to look the same. Sometimes it's best to meet directly with employees and take a walk on their campus - an IBS Trek allows student to do just that. It's an invaluable tool when searching for employment opportunities and cultural fit.” - Kim Newin, MBA '18

“An MBA student could learn so much in one business trek. It makes a perfect added value to the academic hard work. Combining business academic depth with real world company's experience makes the perfect combination.” - Uri Kedem, MBA '18

“It was inspiring to see how creative ideas are developed in this special place and are able to lead the positive change in the world. Developed entrepreneurial ecosystems like this one have a tremendous positive impact on the overall economy and people's lives.” - Juan Sebastian Zuluaga, MSF '18

“Exciting, engaging, energetic. Wish I could do it all over again.” - Sai Praneeth, MBA '18