Students applying to this city should specify which of the two different treks they are interested in: consumer products and the arts.

The Arts participating employers:

collaboraction logo Collaboraction
Collaboraction is a Chicago-based arts organization of collaborative theater and experience makers focused on becoming a national leader of contemporary theater.  By incorporating innovative artists and inter-disciplinary collaboration, Collaboraction audiences are sure to experience groundbreaking theatrical and art-based events.

mexican art logoNational Museum of Mexican Art
The National Museum of Mexican Art promotes the art and culture of Mexico and its people around the world. Nationally renowned yet rooted in the community, NMMA builds bridges through art. The NMMA also hosts cultural programs — including symposia, theater, dance, music, authors and performance companies — that share the rich diversity of the Mexican culture. Our annual Sor Juana Festival honors the accomplishments of Mexican women with women’s performances.  As a nonprofit institution, the NMMA is funded by donations and grants.

Translation logo Translation
Translation is an agency built to help brands thrive in contemporary culture. Though our work ranges from advertising to strategic consulting to new product development and beyond, everything we do upturns convention and shapes a brand’s place in culture. Since we founded Translation in 2004, we have done culture-leading work that led publications like Newsweek to refer to us as “The McKinsey of Pop Culture.” However, 2011 was a particularly transformative year for us. We are now lead agency of record for Anheuser-Busch’s biggest brands. We are State Farm’s agency of record across all of their young adult efforts. We have added key new assignments from The Coca-Cola Company, Nokia, and The Brooklyn Nets. And, over the course of the past year, we have been one of the fastest-growing Agencies in America.

Consumer Products participating employers:

ACCO Brands
ACCO Brands Corporation is one of the world’s largest suppliers of branded office products. We market products in more than 100 countries through our own sales force and distribution networks. We’re proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation, and we’re focused on delivering exceptional value for our shareholders and customers by providing unique, leading-edge, branded office products.

barilla logoBarilla

Barilla, originally established in 1877 as a bread and pasta shop in Parma,  Italy, ranks as one of today’s top Italian food groups. Barilla leads in the global pasta business, the pasta sauces business in continental Europe, the bakery products business in Italy and the crispbread business in Scandinavia. The Group employs more than 14,000 people and in 2011 had net sales of more than euro 3.9 billion. The Company has been managed for over 130 years by one family’s entrepreneurial experience and is now run by the fourth generation siblings: Guido, Luca, Paolo and Emanuela Barilla. Barilla has become one of the world’s most esteemed food companies and is recognized worldwide as a symbol of Italian know-how by respecting its longstanding traditional principles and values, considering employees a fundamental asset and developing leading-edge production systems.

The Cambridge Group
Over the past 30 years, The Cambridge Group (TCG) has helped clients develop and execute strategies that are driven by a superior understanding of profitable demand. TCG’s strategy consultants apply Demand Strategy across all industries, enabling clients to align their infrastructure, businesses, and resources to meet marketplace demand in a way that is meaningfully differentiated from their competitors.

Wrigley is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of product offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy candies, and lollipops. Wrigley’s world-famous brands – including Extra®, Orbit®, Doublemint®, and 5™ chewing gums, as well as confectionery brands Skittles®, Starburst®, Altoids® and Life Savers® – create simple pleasures for consumers every day. With operations in more than 40 countries and distribution in more than 180 countries, Wrigley’s brands bring smiles to faces around the globe. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, employs approximately 17,000 associates globally, and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated.


Your application must include your resume and a cover letter that includes:
1) An explanation of why you would like to attend the trek
2) What you hope to get out of it
3) What experiences or interests you would bring to the group as a whole
4) How you will use the trek experience to further your professional development upon return
5) What your experience is with the relevant industry


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