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What are VOLTreks?

VOLTreks provide an opportunity to learn about career possibilities by traveling to organizations and exploring various industries and careers. A small group of students (~30) will have the chance to engage with professionals, tour the facility, and gain insight into the industry. Site visits will typically last for 2-4 hours.


2019-2020 VOLTrek Schedule

Check Handshake for an updated list of scheduled VOLTreks for this school year.


Past VOLTreks

March 16-19, 2019

New York City

Haslam College of Business VOLTrek

This VOLTrek is a partnership between the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration and the Haslam College of Business. Over the course of several days, students will visit with employers in various business and industry functions, including American Express. Students will also visit the NYSE and meet with local UT alumni in the Big Apple.


March 21-22, 2019

Huntsville, AL 

Engineering VOLTrek 

This VOLTrek will focus on engineering employers and careers. Over the course of two days, students will visit with several different engineering employers, including Booz Allen Hamilton, Radiance Technologies, Science & Engineering Services, and Brockwell Technologies, among others. This Trek will also include a social and reception with the Northern Alabama UT Alumni Chapter!


September 21, 2018

Kimberly Clark 

This VOLTrek is targeted at first-year and sophomore supply chain majors, but is open to anyone in the Haslam College of Business who wants to learn more about the field of supply chain.


October 12th, 2018

East Tennessee Historical Society 

This Trek will focus on students interested in public history,

libraries, archives, museums, and related fields.



October 26th, 2018

Knoxville News Sentinel 

This Trek is open to all majors with an interest in journalism, media,

writing, advertising, sales, and production.



November 9th, 2018

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation   

This Trek is open to all majors with an interest in the environment, parks, recreation, ecology/biology, geology, anthropology, and other related areas.


November 16th, 2018


This VOLTrek is targeted at students interested in or majoring in engineering.


Late February/Early March 2019

Oak Ridge National Lab    

This Trek is focused on science, engineering, technology, math, and scientific communications/technical writing.


April  2019

Youth Villages

This Trek will focus on careers in social services and mental health.