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

Students have met with executives and staff on visits to:

72andSunny • Barclays • Deloitte • Facebook • Federal Reserve of Chicago • Fenergo • Fidelity • Goldman Sachs • Google • HBO • HubSpot • Huge Inc. • IDA Ireland • Instagram • International Monetary Fund (IMF) • LA CleanTech Incubator • Nathan Associates • NERA • Northern Trust • Ona Bags • Paulson and Co. • Salesforce • San Francisco 49ers • Toronto Financial Services Alliance • Wells Fargo • World Bank

Trek Testimonials

Chicago Finance and Economics Trek

Nathaly Muriel, MSF '18

"The opportunity to get out of class and face the real world, while having someone from that industry explain how it works and how to prepare, is one of the most enriching experiences a student can have! These treks confirm that you're on the right path and help you to focus on what really makes you feel motivated."

San Francisco/Silicon Valley

Meas Sak Pheng, MBA '17

"I'm interested in startups and San Francisco is a major hub for that industry. I enjoyed talking with alumni, especially those from Facebook, ZenDesk and Kiva. When I visited Kiva, I was struck by the vibe and culture - you could sense a difference [from other places]. I really liked how their company was structured as a startup looking to create social impact."

Los Angeles Marketing Trek

Anthony Winszman '17, MA '18

"The alumni dinner was the pinnacle of this trek. I enjoyed the opportunity to talk to alumni in a more casual setting beyond their place of work. It was a great occasion to network with many professionals at once."