The Colorado College Career Center and the Office of Alumni and Family Relations sponsored Tiger Trek, a student tour of the San Francisco area that highlighted accomplished CC alumni and potential career paths for undergraduates. The four-day trip happened during a block break this spring, providing students with valuable insights as well as opportunities to forge connections in fields of interest.

Some of the companies within those interest areas included Apple, Fairview Capital, University Games, Pacific Gas and Electric, Blue Shield of California, Stitch Fix, Google, Logitech, and Airbnb. In addition to site visits, students met area alumni during dinners and panel discussions.

“I used to neglect the ‘connections’ part during the job/internship application process,” says Mishig Davaadorj ’19. “After the trip, I have realized that having good connections can accelerate the process massively.”

Alumni testimonials broadened the students’ perspectives on their own post-graduation plans. To help open doors to fulfilling careers, alumni hosts detailed their career paths, imparted advice, and shared information about getting started through internships and job opportunities.

The student participants, who were competitively selected, hailed from seven countries. Each student left San Francisco not only with important insights, but also with the opportunity for future mentoring from dedicated Colorado College alumni.

Plans are underway to expand Tiger Trek to other major cities. A special fund has been established for those interested in supporting the program’s missions to prepare students for fulfilling careers through engaging with CC alumni. To make a gift online, choose “Other” and type “Tiger Trek” in the designation box.

This experience was the second of its kind for the Tiger Trek program. Last fall, a group of students toured the Washington, D.C. area. The San Francisco trip was made possible by donations from John Simon P’96, Tom Campbell ’59, So Yong Park ’87, Tanyu Yuba ’13, Mark Levy ’82, P’18, Andy Mathieson P’17, and other CC alumni and parent hosts.