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Career Treks

New York City, New York

Sunday, December 15 – Tuesday, December 17, 2013



The Office of Personal and Career Development is pleased to announce the Career Exploration Trek will be in New York City, New York!   Students from all academic disciplines and class years are invited to immerse themselves in the vibrant world of the “Big Apple,” while learning about some of the world’s most dynamic and creative industries:

  • Media and Communications
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Fashion and Retail
  • Fine Arts Administration

The trip will be a valuable professional learning experience.  Students will have an opportunity to become familiar with companies in a personal setting with industry professionals and expand their professional network for greater career opportunities.

The trek will also include a reception on Monday, December 16, including representatives from participating companies (see below) and local alumni from our selected industries:

Bloomingdales Macy’s Viacom (MTV) | Conde Nast (Golf Digest) | Ogilvy Public Relations

Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art | Independent Filmmaker Project | BBDO | CDMiConnect

Nautica |Jazz at Lincoln Center | RJ Palmer | ANN INC. | Hearst Corporation | The Jones Group

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover how your talents can impact the world!  

Application Details 

Complete applications through Deacon Source. APPLICATION SUBMISSION IS CLOSED. Students must apply separately for each trek. See application links below. Selected participants will be notified on Monday, November 11th.  Please check the OPCD website for updates. Treks have a limit of 15 students per industry.

Wake Forest University: New York City Career Trek: Media/Communication

Wake Forest University: New York City Career Trek: Fashion & Retail

Wake Forest University: New York City Career Trek: The Arts

Wake Forest University: New York City Career Trek: Public Relations & Advertising 

Your application must include your resume and a cover letter that includes an explanation of the following:

1) Why you would like to attend the trek
2) What you hope to get out of the experience
3) What perspectives or interests you will 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

Students must provide their own transportation to New York and their travel throughout the city, as well as all meals. The actual cost will vary depending on your originating location and whether or not you will need to fly or can drive to the trek city.  The cost of the hotel, taxes and baggage fees for Sunday and Monday nights will be covered by Wake Forest. 

Have questions? Visit the FAQs page for information.  For more details,  please contact Lori Sykes at