Please use the following link to access Graduate and Undergraduate applications for TechTrek 2018. Users will need their BC username and password to access this site: TechTrek 2018.
Boston College and the Shea Center for Entrepreneurship present TechTrek West, an award-winning course combining classroom learning on the BC campus with a week-long field study to Silicon Valley. The course involves some 20 master-class sessions with senior executives, entrepreneurs, and venture partners (nearly all sessions are led by successful BC alumni at firms from Apple to Zynga). Students study tech industry strategy and competition, entrepreneurship, and venture finance, examining how firms go from startup to blue chip.
Undergraduate TechTrek West (ISYS3205) is competitively admitted, and is open to all BC undergraduates in all schools, sophomores to seniors. Any undergraduate who has completed a full year (two semesters) of courses at Boston College is eligible to apply for Undergraduate TechTrek West. Applications are posted, and selection takes place the mid to late October 2018. Classroom study is in the first half of spring semester, and the field study is held during undergraduate spring break.
Graduate TechTrek West (ISYS8005) is open to all Carroll School graduate students (and occasionally grad students outside the Carroll School, pending available space). Admission is through a lottery conducted by the Carroll Graduate Dean’s office. The ISYS8005 field study also includes sessions in Seattle. Classroom study is held the second half of the fall semester, with field study travel during winter break. Graduate TechTrek will not be offered in 2018.
Photos of recent TechTrek West field studies
For application information, questions about the program, and questions regarding the process, please contact the Information Systems Dept. Admin, Ben Horton, in Fulton 460 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-552-2331.