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Explore careers beyond Chicago! In partnership with Study Abroad, Career Treks consist of two 2-credit courses connected by a week-long travel experience over spring break where you will have the opportunity to learn about career paths and build your network in a new city!
Due to COVID-19, this program will not run during the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will open in Fall of 2021.
To learn more about Washington DC: Careers in Government, Politics & International Affairs, please visit the
program website. Participants of this Career Trek will receive Experiential Learning (EL) credit from DePaul.
Interested in a career within government, politics, or international affairs? The opportunities for new talent are both numerous and multifaceted. This course will prepare you for a career in our nation’s capital in a variety of public and private industries and institutions. From understanding yourself to understanding the industry landscape and trends to career opportunities and the skills/qualifications necessary to be successful in this line of work, you will have the opportunity to learn about career paths and begin to build your network in Washington, D.C.
During your time in D.C, you will engage with DePaul alumni/industry professionals as you learn about career paths, clarify your career interests, and build your network on “The Hill.” Upon your return, you will take UIP 335 – Landing a Job on Capitol Hill.
This course is part one of a two-part series,
Washington DC: Careers in Government, Politics & International Affairs, which includes/is connected by a career trek to Washington, D.C. over spring break. You must apply and be accepted into
Washington DC: Careers in Government, Politics & International Affairs in order to enroll in this course.
This course will give undergraduate students who are interested in careers abroad a chance to analyze their own individual skills, values, and interests and explore career options. Students will research international careers and ask thoughtful and relevant questions to support their reflection assignments on careers abroad. The course will provide a self-evaluation that will help point students towards careers that best fit their interests and abilities. It will also introduce students to different careers abroad and the process of finding work abroad and following through with the process. Over spring break the students will use their information for a study abroad trip to London to meet with alumni.
This 2-credit course is part of a two course series. The series is designed to help undergraduate students, who are interested in working or studying abroad after DePaul, with an opportunity to assess values, skills, interests and career options as well as connect with alumni who are working abroad in London, England.
In this second course of the series, students will learn how their recent study abroad experience as well as their academic courses, campus activities and work experience will transfer to the workplace and be of interest to potential employers. Students will identify the transferable skills they have already acquired, which will give employers concrete evidence of their qualifications for positions. These transferable skills, such as how to communicate clearly and effectively, the ability to be creative and solve complex problems, and having had multicultural experiences are characteristic of a liberal arts education and are much in demand. At the end of the course, students will learn how to articulate both their academic accomplishments and transferable skills in a way that will impress potential employers. 
During your time in D.C, you will engage with DePaul alumni/industry
professionals as you learn about career paths, clarify your career
interests, and build your network on “The Hill.” Upon your return, you
will take UIP 335 – Landing a Job on Capitol Hill.