Each Friday, join Academic and Career Development as we explore a new employer, academic program, and other career development opportunities! Students from all majors are invited to join us on Field Trip Fridays.
Explore with us during Field Trip Fridays
Spring 2020 Field Trips
|Date and Time||Field Trip||What You Can Expect||Recommended Interests and Majors|
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
|Victory Field||Victory Field is a minor league ballpark home to the Indianapolis Indians. Come see the stadium through the eyes of an Indians' representative with a tour. This field trip will explore the various careers associated with both Victory Field and the Indianapolis Indians.||Sports management, tourism, convention and event management, management, communication studies, marketing, visual communications, computer graphics technology, fitness management and personal training, journalism, organizational leadership, and Herron majors|
|Indianapolis Zoo||The Indianapolis Zoo houses more than 3,800 animals of more than 320 species and subspecies. The zoo is a private nonprofit organization, receiving no tax support and is supported entirely by membership fees, admissions, donations, sales, grants, and an annual fundraiser.||Philanthropy, nonprofit management, history, biology, tourism, convention and event management, management, communication studies, marketing, visual communications, computer graphics technology, journalism, organizational leadership, and Herron majors|
|Dinner with a Medical Student||Are you a pre-med student and want to talk to someone who has successfully gotten into medical school? This is an opportunity for you to sit down and network with current medical students in the IU School of Medicine. Enjoy lunch while getting your burning questions answered! Limited to 15 students.||All majors with an interest in pursuing medicine|
|Music Programs at IUPUI: Music Tech., Music Therapy, and Ensembles||Is music missing in your life? This field trip will show all the ways IUPUI has for students to be involved with music. This field trip is also for students who are interested in majoring in music therapy or music technology.||Music therapy or music technology|
|Engineering Tech Labs||Explore the world of the engineering technology majors! These hands-on majors are different than just engineering. We will tour the labs for computer engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, and interior design technology.||Engineering technology majors|
|JW Marriott||How does a hotel take care of everyone from GenCon cosplayers to Super Bowl celebrities and media moguls? Here’s your chance to see how a top facility makes every guest feel welcome and ready to enjoy our city.||Tourism, convention and event management, business, communication, and organizational leadership|
|Forensic Science Lab||Do you dream of analyzing a crime scene? We will be going to the State Forensic Science lab on 16th Street to take a tour of their lab and to learn about careers as a forensic science technician.||Forensic science careers or careers in a lab setting|
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
|Indiana State Museum||The Indiana State Museum houses exhibits on the science, art, culture, and history of Indiana from prehistoric times up to the present day. The museum is also the site of the state's largest IMAX screen.||Philanthropy, nonprofit management, history, biology, tourism, convention and event management, management, communication studies, marketing, visual communications, computer graphics technology, journalism, media arts and science, media and public affairs, organizational leadership, and Herron majors|
|Mar. 6 10:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.||Indy 500 Festival Planning||The 500 Festival organizes civic events for the community to be involved in and connected to the Indy 500, even if they do not go to the track on race day. This is one of the largest festivals in the nation, and there is something for everyone.||Nonprofit management, civic leadership, tourism, convention and event management, and philanthropy|
|Indianapolis Motor Speedway||How does IMS prepare and put on their marquee events, the Indy 500 and the Brickyard 400? Come get a behind-the-scenes look at the racing industry and supporting services that go into May "at the track.”||Motorsports, tourism, convention and event management, journalism/PR, and communication studies|
|Cadaver Lab & Undergraduate Research||Join us as we head to the campus cadaver lab! We will also be talking about how to get involved in undergraduate research.||Careers in a cadaver lab, undergraduate research, and a pre-professional or pre-graduate school track|
|Apr. 3||NIFS||The National Institute for Fitness and Sport offers a full-service fitness experience with certified staff and an atmosphere that makes fitness fun! Join this field trip to learn more about careers within fitness.||Fitness management, personal training, health science, and exercise science|
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
|Indiana Donor Network||Learn more about careers related to tissue and organ donation from the Indiana Donor Network—a nonfprofit organization in Indianapolis. This event will be held on campus.||Nonprofit management, social work, health care, and philanthropy|
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
|Radiation Therapy||Are you a compassionate individual interested in making an impact on those affected by cancer? Join us for a trip to the radiation therapy lab, where you’ll get an inside look at the day-to-day life of a radiation therapist and learn about therapeutic procedures used to treat cancer patients.||Radiation therapy and alternative career paths in health care that involve direct patient care|
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
|Indianapolis Wildlife Federation||Join us to learn about careers and internship opportunities at the Indiana Wildlife Federation. We will be doing a service learning project afterward to clean up a trail right on campus.||Careers with animals and wildlife|