A large segment of Fletcher has temporarily relocated to New York City for a few days for the annual NY Career Trip, organized by the Office of Career Services (OCS). As usual, there’s a full agenda with lots to choose from, including site visits, panels, and an alumni networking event and reception. Many students will take the opportunity to schedule additional meetings and informational interviews while in the city, too. There are of course lots students who don’t plan on ending up in NYC professionally, but the career trip can still be a valuable experience to learn more about large organizations with many global locations, research broader professional sectors, practice networking, and meet with alumni in a variety of professional fields. One of the benefits of our New England location is that it’s relatively easy for students to get to New York and other major urban areas in the region, so this trip can be a worthwhile pursuit even for those students who aren’t laser-focused on NYC specifically. Given that the spring semester begins next week, it’s also a great opportunity to focus on career planning without a load of academic demands on students’ plates. The annual Washington, DC edition of this event will take place at the end of February, and it’s a big enough deal that classes are cancelled for two days to allow students to attend. I’ll likewise share details about the DC trip in this space as it approaches.
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