Rachel Dotterweich of Escondido, a Biophysics major at the University of San Diego, recently participated in the USD Career Development Center’s signature Torero Trek program. Torero Treks are opportunities for USD undergraduate students to engage in career exploration by visiting leading companies across the nation.
The Biotech and Healthcare Torero Trek program on October 6, gave Rachel and other students the opportunity to network with employers and a few Torero alumni at Eli Lilly & Company, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Kaiser Permanente.
“Our Torero Trek program provides current undergraduate students with exceptional opportunities to connect with industry professionals,” said Robin Darmon, director of USD’s Career Development Center. “We also ensure participants meet Torero alumni within the organization who are able to share their experiences with the students. Our alumni serve as invaluable resources for current students looking to start their careers,” added Darmon.
According to Rachel, the “Torero Trek gave me the opportunity to meet with employers, explore organizations ‘behind-the-scenes’, and ask questions about possible career options.”
Darmon added, “Through the Torero Trek program, students like Rachel are able to visit excellent companies, both near and far, and meet with alumni to expand their vision of what careers can look like post-USD. Torero Treks are one of the best ways to experience potential career paths and create new in-roads into a wonderful array of companies.”
The University of San Diego is the youngest, independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education.