2019 Advanced Degree Biotech Career Trek to San Francisco!

This trip will provide a valuable learning experience in terms of both career exploration and professional development for advanced degree candidates interested in connecting with professionals at a variety of career levels within Biotech.  Selected participants will visit multiple organizations during the trip and have an opportunity to network with Northwestern alumni, senior professionals, and recent postdoctoral fellows to learn more about research opportunities in the Bay Area, develop contacts, and convey their own interest in these areas.

The schedule for this year’s trek is not finalized, but will include many of San Francisco’s premiere employers in Biotech and a panel of current postdoctoral fellows with institutions across the Bay.  

This trek is intended for post candidacy doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows with a demonstrated interest in biotech. Applicants must be on-campus during Summer 2019.


Travel expenses, accommodations, and ground transportation during the trek will be covered by The Graduate School.

Each attendee should expect to cover meals during the trek not provided during site visits and receptions. Students can expect to pay between $30 and $50 each day for meals not covered during visits.


Applications are no longer being accepted for this trek.  The deadline was Friday, June 21st by noon

Important Dates

Career Trek Timeline
June 21 (12pm) Application Deadline
June 28 (5:00pm) Participants are notified of selection via email
Early July Mandatory Trek Orientation
August 27 Arrive in San Francisco
August 27 - August 29, 2019 Career Trek