Career Trips

Each year the OCS organizes informational career events to help students meet employers and alumni working in many of the fields of interest to Fletcher students. Events include career trips to New York and Washington DC as well as local Boston events. Events usually involve employer site visits, industry panels and alumni receptions. Students are responsible for their own travel and accommodations, and typically 100 to 250 students participate in each event.

Student-Alumni Networking Event

The Student-Alumni Networking Event (SANE) takes place in late November. An evening reception is held at a quaint downtown Boston location overlooking the famed Public Gardens. The event brings together local area alumni and students interested in practicing their networking skills.   

NY Informational Career Trip

Fletcher has two Informational Career Trips to New York.

One trip is organized by Fletcher's International Business Club.  That trip focuses on organizations primarily in the private sector who typically interact with student clubs from business-focused programs.  That trip takes place in November.

The second trip is organized by the Office of Career Services and focuses on the UN and ancillary organizations, primarily non-profits and NGOs, who have very structured hiring processes.  Students are able to interact with practitioners and learn of the different types of entry points into these organizations.

To see an example of what the NY Informational Career Trips might look like, you can review the NY2015ScheduleWeb.

DC Informational Career Trip

The Washington DC Informational Career Trip takes place in February. The two-day event includes panels, site visits and small-group alumni lunches.  Classes are cancelled for both days so that any students interested in attending are available to participate on the trip. To see an example of what a DC Informational Career Trip might look like, you can review the DC2015ScheduleWeb .

The Washington DC Informational Career Trip includes Fletcher's largest alumni gathering outside of the Boston area.  The student alumni reception is a lively event with over 500 guests in attendance.