General Information

Dates: Thursday, February 22, and Friday, February 23, 2018.

Classes are not held at Fletcher on these dates.

Format: The trip is comprised of  site visits, lunch panel discussions,  and an evening alumni student reception (with structured networking). Students are also encouraged to set up informational meetings on their own.

Purpose: The trip should be viewed as an opportunity for career exploration, information-gathering about specific organizations, and networking with practitioners across career fields. For first-year students exploring different career paths, the DC Career Trip introduces students to careers related to the Fletcher degree and provides them the opportunity to get their questions answered. For graduating students, the trip is a chance to meet alumni and others currently employed in their fields of interest.

Preparation: If you haven’t already done so, please order business cards and have your resume reviewed by an OCS coach. Bring a few copies along, just in case. Please bring your name tag. If you have lost your official name tag, replacements are available for $10. Please see Tyrel Clayton.

Informational Interviews: Don’t see one or more of your career fields of choice represented in the program? Set up informational interviews with DC Fletcher alumni or others working in organizations that interest you! Search Fletcher’s Online Community for alumni working in DC: http://tuftsalumni.org/site/tufts-online-community/.  Also cross reference Fletcher alumni on LinkedIn. If you are having difficulty accessing the Online Community, please see the Office of Development and Alumni Relations who will be happy to assist you.

Don’t know how to get started asking for an informational interview? Download our Networking Guide available on Fletcher Career Central (select PDP Guides & Presentations from the Category field).

Travel and Accommodations: Students are responsible for the cost of travel and accommodations associated with the DC Career Trip. Please see the DC Info page to view information about budget transportation and lodging options.

Proper Attire: Business attire is strongly suggested. Suit jacket, pants and a tie for men. Suit or jacket with pants/skirt or dress for women. Freshly laundered attire and clean shoes will complement your professional presentation!