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West Coast Trek Information Session November 27, 2006 Agenda Purpose of Trip Details and Dates Companies Being Considered Expectations and Etiquette Process for Signup Contact Information Q&A The purpose of the trip is: Learn Through Company Visits Formal Alumni Events

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november 27 2006

West Coast Trek

Information Session

November 27, 2006

agenda
Agenda
  • Purpose of Trip
  • Details and Dates
  • Companies Being Considered
  • Expectations and Etiquette
  • Process for Signup
  • Contact Information
  • Q&A
the purpose of the trip is
The purpose of the trip is:

Learn

Through

Company

Visits

Formal

Alumni

Events

Personal

Networking

Explore

SF Bay

Region

Enhanced Network for Internship or Full Time Job Search

Open to ALL MBA and MSCF Students

dates jan 3 10th
Dates: Jan. 3 – 10th

Sun

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

January 2007

1

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4

5

6

West Coast Forum

Silicon Valley Trip

7

8

9

12

13

10

11

Silicon Valley Trip

14

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19

20

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16

Mini 3 Start

Biopharma/Healthcare Panel

Typically two company visits per day

discussions with
Discussions with…
  • HP
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Cisco Systems
  • Google
  • Electronic Arts
  • IBM
  • eBay
  • KLA Tencor
  • Applied Biosystems
  • Visa
  • VeriSign
  • Juniper Networks
what should you expect
What should you expect…
  • 2 - ½ day corporate visits per day
  • Must attend ALL corporate presentations

No Exceptions, unless flex-time/mode students

  • Happy Hour w/ other B-Schools
  • Targeted Alumni Lunches/Dinners
  • Potential Weekend Trip (Optional)
what is expected
What is expected …
  • Arrive 30 min prior to presentation & enter as group
  • Late arrivers may not attend - No exceptions
  • During the meeting – Be Attentive and Polite
  • No Outside Food
  • Do Your Homework and Prepare in Advance!

There are Stupid Questions

  • No Falling Asleep…Stay Attentive
attire is business casual
Attire is Business Casual

But bring a suit just in case!

resumes
Resumes
  • The B&T Club will prepare a Resume Packet for each company
    • Prepare Resumes & Purchase Business Cards
    • Bring extra copies of your resume & business cards
    • Hardcopy resumes printed on cotton or linen paper
  • Submission Deadline: December 8, 2006
    • Email to Ed Shelton @ [email protected] with the subject as “ West Coast Trip Resume”.
    • Include full name in document title
travel arrangements
Travel Arrangements
  • Each individual will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodations while in the San Jose area
  • Travel will not be provided by B&T
  • Plan to fly into the San Jose Airport (SJC)
  • Lodging
    • Plan to email potential hotels
    • Students have connected with other friends or students
    • www.choicehotels.com or www.cheaprooms.com to get started
trip packets developed
Trip Packets Developed
  • Will be provided to you
    • 1 copy via e-mail
    • E-Copy on Club Website
  • What does the Trip Packet include?
    • Basic information included in this presentation
    • Directions to hotel, companies, alumni events
    • Background info about each company
sign up today
Sign up today!
  • Send email by Dec 1 to [email protected] to confirm your attendance
  • A survey will be sent out to those who email
  • Drop off $50 deposit in Ed Shelton’s mailbox by December 8th or pay now!
      • B&T Members: $50 conditionally refundable deposit
        • Must follow basic etiquette rules!
      • Non-Club Members: $50 non-refundable fee
        • You avoid this fee by joining the B&T Club and dropping off the deposit before December 8th
      • Make checks payable to Carnegie Mellon University
        • Write “B&T West Coast Trip 2007” in the Memo field
  • Finalize your resume and submit it by Dec. 8th to [email protected]: “West Coast Trip Resume”
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