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Corporate Tours

Corporate Tours for 2016-2017

Network with Fortune 500 companies in the U.S., Europe and China, and learn more about the global marketplace, the corporate world and your professional development path.

Spring Break 2017 Corp Tour - Engineering & Technology focus

The 11th Spring Break Corporate Tour is headed to Minneapolis (Minnesota) and St. Louis (Missouri) this coming March and applications are currently available for the trip! The trip will blend 50 1st- and 2nd-year from business and engineering for the first half of the trip, then the group from engineering will snag an additional bus to head south to Missouri mid-week! Note: While the visits will focus on areas of engineering, technology and supply chain, this Corporate Tour is open to freshmen and sophomores in all majors. 

The following companies have expressed interest in EITHER sponsoring a half day visit or attending the MSU Alumni Mixer in Minneapolis: General Mills, 3M, Union Pacific Railroad, Boeing, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Post Foods, Beckman Coulter, Medtronic, Danaher, Nestle, Proctor & Gamble, Nestle Purina, Boeing, Polaris Industries, Barr Engineering, Target, and Cargill. (All employer visits are not final and subject to change.) The goal is to tour 6-9 facilities between Sunday, March 5 and Friday, March 10, traveling by bus to the various destinations.

Student cost will be $250, which will provide transportation and lodging in downtown Minneapolis and St. Louis throughout the week. Many meals are provided by the companies during the visits, but personal money is essential for shopping, entertainment, and dining aside from the corporate excursions.

To apply: Submit a completed application, resume and 1-page "satement of interest on why you'd like to attend" to The Center for Spartan Engineering in room 1340 Engineering Building.

Applications are due: January 20, 2017

Note: State Identification will be required on the trip.

Questions? Visit The Center for Spartan Engineering (Engineering Building room 1340) to get answers and learn more!

Past Corporate Tours:
Chicago
New York City 
New England 

Past International Corporate Tours:
Europe
China 

The MSU Career Services Network International Corporate Tours (ICT) are a unique experiential learning opportunity that brings students into actual global work environments.Both Corporate Tours are TWO WEEK LONG TREKS (non-academic credit) that expose students to a range of cities, industries, work settings, and cultures while helping them develop professional skills, identify talents, clarify interests, strengthen teamwork competencies, and form friendships.

The International Corporate Tours are designed for freshman and sophomore students of all majors; however, the opportunities are open to students at all undergraduate levels. This is the perfect early career development program for those students interested in traveling internationally, networking with employers and alumni, exploring various professions, experiencing cross-functional workplace roles, touring company facilities, discovering new cities, and making new friends. The intent of ICT Europe is not to secure internships and full-time positions at these international locations. However, for ICT China, Chinese national students are encouraged to participate as one of the goals is to connect these students with our partner companies in China for internships and full-time positions.

Along with unique perspectives into their organizations, host organizations provide team challenges that engage students in project simulations. Students learn to work effectively in groups and present solutions to real problems. Traveling between sites, students talk with career practitioners about what they have discovered.