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Career Immersion Trips

New for 2013-14!

In past years, the Office of Student & Post Graduate Development (OSPGD) has exposed students to one-day Career Treks so students can explore career fields by talking to experts who work in select areas.  This year OSPGD has developed a new robust concept for multi-day career immersion trips to New York and Washington, D.C.

These highly selective immersion trips will combine a robust array of first hand alumni and employer experience with educational components and faculty involvement. These trips require application and if selected all accommodations will be provided.

New York, NY - "The Business of Money"

In Fall 2013, OSPGD will be offering an Immersion Trip to New York City to explore "The Business of Money".  During this trip student will be exposed to employers such as KPMG, Barclays, GSO Capital, MetLife, RF Lafferty and BNP Paribas.  During this trip, students will be talking with alumni and human resource professionals about organization functions and industry culture.

Additionally, students will have a chance to tour the New York Stock Exchange and participate in an Alumni Panel Dinner.  This is a great chance to hear from professional in various fields while having an exciting night in New York City.

This trip will be limited to 25 students in their Sophomore & Junior years.  

Past Career Treks

In the Spring of 2011, OSPGD, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Alumni Writer's House took a group of students interested in publishing and museums to New York City.  The group visited Little, Brown and Company, which has been printing the works of famous authors since 1837.  The group also visited MOMA  (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) to learn about careers within the museum world. Lunch was spent learning from and networking with regional alumni.  

In March, 2012, OSPGD again worked with the Writer's House to expose a group of 20 students to the publishing and public relations industries.  The group visited Skyhorse Publishing, hosted by Associate Publisher/Director of Sales & Marketing Bill Wolfsthal '84 and Edleman - the world's largest independent public relations firm.  Student had the opportunity to network with alumni both at Edlemen and during lunch.

Parents & Alumni:

If you are interested in learning more about our Career Treks and how you could be involved, please us at 717-291-4084.

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  • Students on a Spring 2012 Career Trek to Washington, DC.