General Information

Date: Friday, January 12, 2018.

Format: The trip is comprised of panels, site visits and an evening reception. 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 in certain career fields. For first-year students still figuring out their career path, the NY 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. Don’t forget 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 NYC Fletcher alumni or others working in organizations that interest you! Search Fletcher’s Online Community for alumni working in NY: https://tufts.force.com/connect/OLClogin. If you are having difficulty accessing the Online Community, please contact 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 NY Career Trip. Please see the NY Info page to view information about budget transportation and lodging options.

Proper Attire: Business attire is strongly suggested.  Suit jacket, slacks 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!

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