Last month, 140 fellow HBS students attended WesTrek during the winter break. WesTrek is an HBS tradition with over 20 years in the books, attracting 300+ eager Tech Club members to enter the lottery to receive a coveted spot.
While soaking up the balmy 60 degree temperatures, this year’s cohort of Trekkies got to select from around 60 different Bay Area tech companies to visit over three days. Companies ranged from small startups still based out of living rooms, to venture capital funds, to household names like Google, Facebook, Uber, AirBnb, and Tesla.
WesTrek is organized by the HBS Tech Club, with support from the Bay Area Alumni Club, the HBS Admissions Office, and the VC/PE Club.
In addition to company visits, one of the highlights of the experience was the chance to connect socially with the HBS community on the West Coast. The trek featured dozens of alumni coffee chats as well as two happy hours, where Bay Area alumni, Bay Area admitted students, and Trekkies all mingled. (Feast on our mighty coast-to-coast experience, future HBSers!)
The planning team is incredibly grateful to the HBS alumni who hosted dozens of students for tours, panels, Q&A sessions, and coffee chats. We hope they enjoyed meeting current MBAs and took the opportunity to yell out “I’m from Section C!” and not get weird stares from their non-HBS colleagues.
Thank you to all students who attended and the companies who hosted us!