Hi there

How Startup Trips Work

1. Apply

Any UVA student can apply to our trips through our quick online application. (We give extra consideration to existing HackCville members, but not guaranteed admission.) We use the same app for our NYC, Philly, and DC trips, so you can apply to one or some of them at the same time. Since they happen during the same weekend, you will only be selected for one.

You don't need to be looking for an internship or job to apply - these trips are a great opportunity to just get inspired and learn about the opportunities available to you.

2. Career Prep

Accepted students will get access to exclusive workshops where we'll help you tweak your resume, LinkedIn, and share tips and tricks for effective networking. Students will submit their final resumes in advance of the trip to be sent to our hiring company partners.

3. Company Visits

On a typical trip, we'll visit 5-6 companies for about an hour each. We often speak to high-level employees - founders, CTOs, marketing directors, etc - about their experiences. HackCville and/or UVA alumni employees at these companies are frequent hosts of these visits.

4. Alumni Mixer

We end each day of visits with an opportunity to network with dozens of local alumni in whatever city we're visiting. You'll get to talk to them about how they got to where they are today. Many are hiring, too! Most students walk away with new friends and new contacts that can help them with their personal projects, academic journey, and job prospects.

5. Still have questions?

Email caky@hackcville.com and we will get back to you soon!

Watch an overview of our annual trip to New York City: