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Career Exploration and Networking Treks are a unique opportunity for current Scripps students to connect with alumnae, meet high-quality employers, and gain exposure to top professionals across the country. Clarify the next steps of your career journey while expanding your networking. Typical treks span 3 days and include 90 minute company visits with up to 3 organizations per day and one alumnae networking reception.

2018 - 2019 Trek Series: 

Bay Area Tech Trek August 14-17, 2018
Applications due 11:59pm June 10
Details and Application 

Sacramento Fall Break Trek October 21-23, 2018
Applications due September 23

Seattle Spring Break Trek March 18-21, 2019
Applications due January 27

Regional treks are multi-day excursions to cities across the U.S. and therefore are typically scheduled during summer, fall break, or spring break. Dates and destination cities subject to change.

Student Requirements and Eligibility

Eligible students must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at Scripps College. Participants are selected based on quality of application and their expressed interest in or connection to the destination city. Priority will be giving to students on financial aid. Final cohorts will ideally represent the breadth of Scripps student talent, intellect, and curiosity.  

Students must submit a current resume, short-essay application, and attend an pre-trek orientation and/or interview. Once selected, participants must attend the mandatory group kick-off event and commit to full participation in all scheduled visits and activities including daily debrief meetings during the trek. 


Scripps College is grateful for community members that have come forward to help underwrite the cost of these events. Lodging, most meals, and transportation are provided for the duration of the Trek. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the destination city.


Past Treks 

Chicago Spring Break Networking Trek 
March 12-15, 2018
Bswift, Chicago Children's Museum, Chicago Public Library, 
Duff & Phelps, Goodman Theater, Main StreetAmerica & Vodori. 

San Diego Health, Science & Research Trek: October 2017
The Scripps Research Institute, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 
Deloitte Life Sciences The Scripps Institution of Oceanography The Salk Institute 
and BioCom. 

San Francisco/Bay Area Tech Trek 
August 2017 
LinkedIn, Google, Facebook, Medallia, Nextdoor, 
Stripe, Pinterest, Eventbrite, and Docusign.

San Francisco/Bay Area Publishing, Marketing & P.R. August 2017 
Popsugar, Double Forte, Counterpoint Press, Chronicle Books, 
Butler Shine Stern & Partners (BSSP) and Books and Such.

Washington D.C. March 2017
The Advisory Board Company, Freedman Consulting, HDZG, National Geographic, PartnersGlobal, Smithsonian National Museum of African American Culture and Trust for the National Mall. Read more about our D.C. Trek. 

Los Angeles October 2016
Centro, Connection III Entertainment, Creative Artist Agency, Lionsgate, Madison Wells Media/Odd Lot Entertainment

San Francisco/Bay Area August 2016
Airbnb, Anaplan, Eventbrite, Google, Medallia, NextDoor, Pinterest, Salesforce, Twilio, Uber, and VMware

Seattle - March 2016
Amazon, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Koru, Limeade, Microsoft, Milliman, and Zillow

San Francisco/Bay Area - August 2015
Anaplan, Eventbrite, Facebook, Medallia, NextDoor, Pinterest, Spongecell, Twilio, and Uber

Upcoming Local Treks

Join CP&R for a company tour and hear more about the typical day from staff in the industry. Transportation is provided, but space is limited. RSVP on Handshake.

Student Requirements and Eligibility

Eligible students must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at the Claremont Colleges. Participants must register on ClaremontConnect and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Priority will be given to Scripps students. 

There is no fee associated with local treks. Transportation will be arranged and provided by CP&R.

Past Local Treks

  • Chino Basin Water District 
  • City of Hope  
  • City Year
  • Downtown Women's Center
  • Edelman Group 
  • Fox
  • Huffington Post
  • Idealist Graduate School Fair (annually)
  • Laserfiche 
  • LA Law School Forum (annually)
  • Los Angeles Opera
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • OddLot Entertainment
  • Office of Foreign Missions
  • Outdoor Media Group 
  • Revolve
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD)
  • Teach for America