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TechTrek Chicago 2020

May 10, 2020, midnight - May 14, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

Location: Chicago, IL

Join us May 10-15, 2020 for TechTrek Chicago!

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Applications due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019.

TechTrek Chicago is one of the iSchool's immersion experiences.

Chicago is unlike any city you’ve explored before! The city’s culture is strongly focused in community building and social responsibility in comparison with the hustle of Silicon Valley and the bustle of New York City.

It is home to promising startups like GrubHub, Peapod, Cars.com, Groupon, Uptake, MATTER, and Basecamp, as well as more established firms like Walgreens and Boeing. Chicago (and its surrounding cities) also host offices for Salesforce, Google, Yelp, Uber, Linkedin, CareerBuilder, Orbitz, Redbox, Motorola, and many more.

Students typically visit between 20 and 25 companies over the course of the 5-day trip, and have a chance to interact with alumni and do a bit of sightseeing along the way. The exact makeup of the trip visits varies from year to year, and depends on input from participating students.

Application Deadline

Applications due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019

Costs, Credit, and Contact Information

Cost

$250 per student, which will be charged to your Bursar account. All interested students should apply, regardless of their ability to pay. The iSchool will work to make this program accessible to all who want to attend.

Credit

This trip must be taken as a credit­-bearing course (3 credits) for the Spring 2020 semester. This trip must be taken as a credit­-bearing course (3 credits). Graduate students MUST register for the 3-credit IDS 660 Immersion Experience course to participate. Standard tuition fees, per credit, will apply.

Contact

Please direct any questions to Julie Walas, Director of Alumni & Student Engagement at jlwalas@syr.edu.

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