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 include
employer site visits, industry panels and alumni receptions. Classes
are cancelled so that all students who wish to participate are free to
do so. Students are responsible for their own travel and accommodations
and typically 100 to 250 students participate in each event.
Student Alumni Networking Event – SANE takes place in
November. An evening reception is held at a downtown location which brings together local area alumni and students interested in practicing their networking skills.
New York, NY - the New York Informational Career Trip takes place in early
January on the Friday before classes begin. The trip is focused on the UN and ancillary organizations, primarily non-profits and NGOs. A one day event with alumni panels,
alumni lunches, and visits with specific UN groups followed by an alumni reception to which all New York alumni are invited. To see an example of what a NY Informational Career Trip might look like, you can review the NY Career Trip 2013 Schedule.
This trip is typically preceded on Thursday by a private sector career trip organized by Fletcher's Business Club.
Washington DC - the Washington DC Informational Career Trip takes place in
February. A two-day event which also includes panels, site visits and small-group alumni lunches. To see an example of what a DC Informational Career Trip might look like, you can review the DC Career Trip 2013 Schedule.