While the job search is never easy, being enrolled in business degree programs
may provide students with opportunities that can help them find employment.
For instance, students who are pursuing a master of business administration degree
(MBA) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Sloan School of Management are taking part in Tech Treks to Boston, Seattle and Silicon Valley during January.
Each of these trips provides participating business degree
seekers with an opportunity to meet MIT alumni and visit companies where students may want to work after graduation. On the trek to Silicon Valley, students will visit businesses such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and eBay. In addition to these major players, school groups will also visit lesser-known organizations.
"Although a simple contact can be gained from an online search or a social media connection, the connections that we make during our treks have the potential to be much more powerful," said Margaret Draughon, an MIT student who will take part in all three treks.
Meeting with officials from these companies also provides students with a chance to see how well they would fit in as a part of these organizations.