Career Tracks 2022 - Technology and Innovation Track (West Coast)January 21st, 2022
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
West Coast Region
Students will learn how Innovation & Technology is applied in both global financial and consumer goods companies. Students will gain insight into how technology is transforming business models and methods critical in developing new platforms for communication, service, products and distribution. Innovation & Technology affect all areas of business required to maintain market position or to gain access to new markets. Innovation & Technology also hold a position of importance with business decision considerations associated in mergers and acquisition activities. During these tracks, students will be exposed to a cross section of smaller entrepreneurial start-up companies to well established and mature companies. Students will receive tours of facilities, speak to HR professionals, and hear presentations about innovation from alumni executives who have oversight of company innovation initiatives.
Media and Communications businesses are prominent and students in this track will cover a range of enterprises from print and digital media, television and brand management as well as media advertising sales. Students will meet and interact with industry leaders in their respective fields and also have an opportunity to tour various parts of their organizations. In addition, alumni and other corporate representatives will share their experiences with students.
**Please check back as hosts are still being secured. Firms secured currently include:
West Coast Hosts: Google, Facebook, Tesla, and Microsoft
DATE: January 21, 2022
2. 500 word original essay that addresses the following questions:
- Why are you interested in this particular Career Track? Discuss your selection, or selections, in one essay.
- What do you hope to gain from the experience, either/both personally and professionally?
- How do you plan to prepare for and make the most of this experience?
SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION:
Submit your essay, resume, and up to three choices for the Career Tracks (Note: as virtual space is limited for some tracks, we cannot guarantee your being approved for every selection, but do strongly encourage you to select three in total) by SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2021 by 11:55 pm.
You must submit all items; incomplete applications will not be considered. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE. BEFORE you submit, verify that the industry track(s) you are applying to is for the city and dates that you desire.
Your application must be submitted through Handshake prior to 11:55 pm (Midnight) November 28, 2021.
By submitting your application, you are agreeing to accept the Career Track opportunity you selected and honor the commitment. Therefore, be sure to plan carefully and thoughtfully to be sure you are available the days of each event and consider time management.
IMPORTANT: Please respond to prompts within one cohesive 500 word essay, NOT a short answer format.
ESSAY MAY NOT CONTAIN ANY PORTIONS OF A PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED ESSAY USED TO PARTICIPATE IN EITHER THE EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM OR CAREER TRACK IN PRIOR YEARS. This is considered a violation of Academic Integrity as defined in the Student Handbook.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Once you apply, you will select a mandatory Orientation Meeting. Orientation Meetings will be offered Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 12:15pm, Monday, December 6, 2021 at 4:30pm and Wednesday, December 8 at 4:30pm. At this session, you will receive valuable advice on how to make the most of your experience.
Please note: Applying for a Career Track means that you are making a commitment to this experience. ONCE ACCEPTED, PARTICIPATION IS MANDATORY. After the orientation session, you will be emailed a confirmation on the tracks in which you will participate, along with valuable advice on how to make the most of your experience.