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Career Treks

Explore careers beyond Chicago! 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, clarify career interests, and build your network in a new city!

Washington DC: Careers in Government, Politics & International Affairs

Applications for Washington DC: Careers in Government, Politics & International Affairs will go live in fall quarter. Additional information to follow.

Academics

UIP 330 - Careers on the Hill (Winter Quarter)

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.

UIP 335 - Landing a Job on Capitol Hill (Spring Quarter)

Having just returned from a week on “The Hill,” you will be ready to reflect on your experience, share your insights, and start thinking about your job or internship search in Washington, D.C. While there are a wide range of employment opportunities, securing a position on Capitol Hill is competitive. This course will help to position you for success in your search. Building off of what you learned in UIP 330 and your week in Washington, D.C., you will develop a customized search strategy for working or interning on "The Hill," taking into account industry-specific trends, rules, and best practices.
This course is part two 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 to Washington DC: Careers in Government, Politics & International Affairs in order to enroll in this course.

United Kingdom: International Careers

For students interested in living and working abroad. Please visit the United Kingdom: International Careers program page for additional information about this Career Trek. Participants of this Career Trek will receive Experiential Learning (EL) credit from DePaul.

This program consists of two 2-credit courses connected by a week-long trek to London over spring break. You must apply and be accepted into United Kingdom: International Careers in order to enroll in the following courses course:
  • UIP 243 – Exploring a Career Abroad (Winter Quarter)
  • UIP 244 – Designing a Career Abroad (Spring Quarter)

Applications for United Kingdom: International Careers will go live in fall quarter. ​