5 January 2024 N.Y.C., D.C. and L.A. Career Treks

Over winter break, students will explore careers in finance, media, communications, entertainment, advocacy and policy in New York City, D.C. and Los Angeles. 

The Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education’s signature Career Trek programs are designed to give students the opportunity to intentionally use winter break to further their career aspirations. Through immersive programs, students are connected with professionals from the HWS community and recruiters from their companies who meet with HWS students, share experiences and advice, and assist with career preparation and planning.

Since its inception, the Salisbury Center’s networking experience has offered a crucial steppingstone for students to begin their careers with students and graduates landing internships and then full-time positions.

Four programs are being offered this winter.

The Wall Street Experience in New York City allows students to meet with alumni, parents and friends of HWS as they tour the nation’s leading financial institutions. From Jan. 8-10, students will visit Barclays, Bank of America, Chubb, UBS, Bloomberg, JP Morgan, Moelis, S&P Global, Citigroup and Nomura. Students will be joined by Professor of Economics Feisal Khan and Associate Director of Career Services Shayne Feinberg P’17, P’20.

The New York City Communications Experience is an exciting program for students who want to explore careers in different sectors of the marketing, advertising and public relations industries. The program will take place Jan. 10-11. Students will visit Group M's Wavemaker, Merkley and Partners, Weber Shandwick, Peacock and Screen Vision Media. Students will be joined by Associate Professor of Media & Society and Department Chair Lisa Patti and Feinberg.

The Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C. takes students inside governmental organizations, non-profits, NGOs and other institutions for three days of experiential insight into politics, policy and more. On Jan. 9-11, students will visit Deloitte, Special Olympics International, Ocean Conservancy and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. Students will also attend panel discussions on topics including Life on the Hill, insights from young alumni, and a special conversation with President Mark D. Gearan and Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) on the election year. Students will be joined by Associate Professor of Politics DeWayne Lucas and Associate Director of Career Services Briana Ritter ’15.

The Behind the Scenes program will facilitate connections between students and alums embedded in the world of media and entertainment. Held virtually from Jan. 16-18, students will connect with alumni in Los Angeles who hold positions in acting, screenwriting and directing, production, talent, law and other related fields.

Students on each trip will also join a networking and holiday reception, giving students the opportunity to connect with the HWS Alum Network in their future city.