Real World Trek for Engineering Students | Spring Break 2018

Dates: March 5-9, 2108

Trip details: 

Visit employers' sites to learn about internship and full-time job opportunities. The trip will also have a service component and professional development seminar included. The entire trip is fully funded by the Career and Professional Development office, including transportation and meals.

Application requirements:

Please fill out the online application by February 16, 2018. Also please email your resume and letter of recommendation to


  • To help develop confidence in talking to employers and networking.
  • Travel to companies' sites to learn about company culture, work environment, internships and full-time positions.
  • Gain a larger understanding of professional skills such as resume review, elevator pitch, interviewing and networking skills through meeting employers and professional development workshop.
  • Foster a better understanding of the university’s Aspirations for Student Learning such as Ut Prosim, Civility, and Self-Understanding, through employer visits and the service component of the trip.
  • Acquire Career and Professional Development competencies such as communication, global perspective, professionalism, and productivity.

Informational sessions, all held in Smith Career Center:

  • Wed. Jan. 24, 2018, 5:30-6:15 pm.
  • Tues. Jan. 30, 2018, 12:30-1:15 pm.
  • Wed. Feb. 7, 2018, 5:30-6:15 pm.

Professional Development Seminars:

  • February 27 or February 28, 2018.

Contact for questions:
Ali Mayer
Graduate Assistant, Career and Professional Development, Virginia Tech