D.C. Career Trek — Spring Break 2019

March 10 – 13, 2019

Join us on our Career Trek to Washington D.C. over Spring Break to discover and connect with alumni, organizations, and professionals from a variety of different fields!


Our visit will include:

  • site visits to organizations from a variety of different industries
  • multiple panel events and interactive roundtable discussions with distinguished IU alumni and industry experts
  • opportunities to network with D.C. based alums across multiple career communities
  • opportunities to visit some of D.C.’s many historic and cultural sites
  • a 3 night stay in D.C.


We are currently inviting DC alumni and organizations to participate in the 2019 Trek. We will update this page when we have confirmation about their participation. Please see below for examples of last year’s participants.


Please click HERE to see a sample of last year’s itinerary.

Career Round Tables:

Career Fair:

Site Visits:

Workshops and Presentations:


The cost to attend is $500**, and includes:

  • hotel accommodations for 3 nights in Downtown D.C. at the Pod Hotel DC
  • six meals over the course of the trip
  • transportation within D.C. for all programmatic events

You will be responsible for transportation to Washington D.C. (you can choose to fly, drive or take the train), remaining meals, plus any souvenirs or other optional/incidental expenses that you may choose to spend. We estimate the additional incidental cost is about $125 plus the cost of transportation to Washington D.C.

Financial assistance may be available to students through their affiliated academic units. Please contact us for more information about potential opportunities. We cannot guarantee financial assistance will be provided for any student.

**The $500 program fee will be billed to your bursar and will be posted to your account the month after you officially sign up. After March 1st, you will only be reimbursed $250 if you decide to withdraw from the Trek.


D.C. Trek applicants must attend one of the following information sessions:

Oct. 1: 1-2pm (Ernie Pyle Hall 252)

Oct. 3: 6-7pm (Ernie Pyle Hall 252)

Oct. 9: 11-1pm (Global and International Studies 1060)

Oct. 18: 1-2pm (Ernie Pyle Hall 252)

Oct. 23: 5-6pm (Ernie Pyle Hall 252)

Oct. 29: 10-11am (Ernie Pyle Hall 252)

Nov. 2: 12-1pm (Global and International Studies 1060)

Nov. 8: 3-4pm (Ernie Pyle Hall 252)

Nov. 14: 3-4pm (IMU Oak Room)

Nov. 26: 6-7pm (Ernie Pyle Hall 252)


To apply, please fill out the form below.  To secure your spot, please complete the application as soon as possible.

2019 D.C. Career Trek Application

An application for the 2019 Spring Break D.C. Career Trek.
  • Basic Details

  • Resume & Further Information

  • Please describe the goals you would like to accomplish while in D.C. This may include a list of organizations that you would like to engage with during the trip.
  • Please upload a copy of your resume or cv.
  • Which Career Communities would you most like to engage with while in D.C.?
  • Financial assistance may be available through your affiliated academic unit. Please indicate if you require financial assistance so that we can connect you with potential opportunities. Please note that this does not guarantee that you will receive financial assistance.

Questions about the trip can be directed to Dana Vanderburgh (Graduate Assistant, Strategic Alumni Engagement). All events subject to change.