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  1. West Coast Trek Information Session November 27, 2006

  2. Agenda • Purpose of Trip • Details and Dates • Companies Being Considered • Expectations and Etiquette • Process for Signup • Contact Information • Q&A

  3. 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

  4. Dates: Jan. 3 – 10th Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat January 2007 1 2 3 4 5 6 West Coast Forum Silicon Valley Trip 7 8 9 12 13 10 11 Silicon Valley Trip 14 17 18 19 20 15 16 Mini 3 Start Biopharma/Healthcare Panel Typically two company visits per day

  5. Companies Scheduled

  6. Discussions with… • HP • Sun Microsystems • Cisco Systems • Google • Electronic Arts • IBM • eBay • KLA Tencor • Applied Biosystems • Visa • VeriSign • Juniper Networks

  7. 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)

  8. 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

  9. Attire is Business Casual But bring a suit just in case!

  10. 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 @ eshelton@andrew.cmu.edu with the subject as “ West Coast Trip Resume”. • Include full name in document title

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Sign up today! • Send email by Dec 1 to eshelton@andrew.cmu.edu 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 eshelton@andrew.cmu.edu: “West Coast Trip Resume”

  14. Contacts for Trip Ramesh Seela: rameshseela@cmu.edu Ed Shelton: eshelton@andrew.cmu.edu Chad Eckhardt: eckhardtchad@cmu.edu

  15. Questions?