For the inaugural CCTechTour, students traveled to San Francisco to visit exciting companies like Facebook, Google, Salesforce, Pandora, OpenTable, Elance-O-Desk, Founders Fund, Intuit and Kiva. The CCTers on the trip came away with an increased understanding of career opportunities, real world networking, and great stories!
My favorite companies to visit were Facebook and Google. Their work culture is unique and definitely worth experiencing. It gave me the opportunity to imagine myself working there, something that I hadn’t done before. Having the chance to meet people and see it for myself has inspired me to submit applications and continue networking with the individuals we met. -Krisia Jones
The tour was a perfect balance of “fun” spring break--the adventure of traveling west, enough free time to enjoy the city and some of the surrounding environs, that incomparable California sun--and “productive” business trip--networking with potential future professional connections, exploring a new professional landscape, gaining new experiences and ideas about my potential fit in the post CCT professional world. -Zach Schalk
Before the tour, Facebook, Google, and Pandora were merely big names I read about. The TechTour helped familiarize me with these tech companies, the processes that organize them, and the people who work for them. The CCTechTour gave me an unbeatable understanding of what “technology and innovation can change the way we live” really means. Being able to not only understand technology policies in class at CCT, but actually visit the meeting room in Google where Googlers constantly convert great ideas to next generation of Google products, and ask questions to the company representatives and Georgetown alumni that have a voice on in those meetings truly enhanced my understanding of the technology world. -Dong Xing