Career Treks

Virtual Career Treks are engaging opportunities for UNC Charlotte students and alumni to expand their knowledge about industries, job functions, and employer cultures at companies and organizations in the Charlotte area and beyond. These short, virtual events are typically 1-1.5 hours in length and will be packed with information, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • An overview of the host employer and its industry 
  • A panel of employees who have a variety of job functions
  • An opportunity to connect in a smaller setting with individual employees via breakout sessions

 

Frequent Questions About Treks

A Virtual Career Trek allows you to learn about different companies and organizations through a live event with representatives from the host employer. You’ll learn about the host employer and its industry, listen to a panel of employees to learn about their daily responsibilities, and participate in small-group breakout sessions so you can meet representatives, ask questions, and network. 

Virtual Career Treks mirror in-person Career Treks, but on a shorter timeframe. Virtual Career Treks are one to two hours in length and are typically offered around lunchtime. 
 

Yes! There will be built-in breakout sessions during every Virtual Career Trek that will allow you to meet representatives, learn more about their roles and work experience, and ask any questions you might have. If time allows, there will also be a question and answer session at the end of the event. 
Sharing your video is optional, though it’s highly recommended you share your video during the small group breakout sessions if you are able. 

Research the company/organization you will be visiting and develop a list of 5-10 engaging questions to ask employees during the Trek, such as

  • Could you explain your organizational structure?
  • How would you describe the organization’s workplace culture?
  • What makes a potential employee’s resume stand out from the rest?
  • What do you enjoy most about your work with this organization?

Practice your 30-second pitch. Visit the Brand section of the Career Guide for more helpful strategies for engaging in networking and branding opportunities. 

Follow up with the host employer via email or LinkedIn to thank them for the experience, ask any additional questions you might have, and, if you’re comfortable, share your resume. 

Click on one of the available Treks below, then click 'More Details' to RSVP.