Application and FAQs

Application and FAQs

The Career Treks program brings students into the workplaces of alumni and friends in order to expose them to potential career paths and broaden their understanding of industries. The program leverages LMU’s well-positioned and successful alumni who are excited to share their insights and personal career stories with students. Participants engage with LMU graduates around specific interests through targeted learning, conversation, and informal networking.

  • Costs

    Costs vary by city. Students contribute up to $300 for domestic treks. The cost for international treks is higher than domestic treks, and varies by destination.

    The Trek fee goes toward students' hotel accommodations, ground transportation, sight-seeing related costs, and meals. Accepted students will be responsible for covering their own air transportation. We invite students to extend their stay if desired for the purposes of informational interviewing, graduate school visits, or exploration. 

    Scholarships are available. There is a section in the Career Trek application you may complete if you are requesting a scholarship.

    Application Information

    All undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in exploring various companies and the roles available within are encouraged to apply. We also seek applicants who have a strong desire to network with alumni, peers, and LMU staff while exploring a new city.

    Interested students are highly encouraged to attend an information session prior to applying for a specific Trek. Please see the webpage of the Trek in which you are interested for information session details as well as visit Handshake to RSVP.

    To apply students must complete a brief online form and submit a resume and 1-2 minute video. Please see the Treks application page for more information.

    Preparing for Treks

Student Feedback

Career Treks: New York City - LMU students explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park

“I came with the intention to have a different outlook or shift in the direction of what career field to go in and did receive clarity on my future plans”

“This was exactly what I needed. It was a positive personal and professional experience. So many of my uncertainties were silenced. I am better because of this experience.” 

“I loved being exposed to different aspects of the industry but more importantly connecting with young alumni” 

“I have made some amazing friends from both sides of my career interests. I’m also super motivated to stumble across opportunities and find my way”