The Kai Entrepreneurship trips give an opportunity for Wesleyan Students interested in a career related entrepreneurship or tech to talk to alumni and friends of Wesleyan at their workplaces. We strongly believe that first hand exposure helps students see what's possible for their future careers. Kai Takes on Silicon Valley and Kai Takes on the NYC Tech Scene are our hallmark programs.

Previous Trips

Below are examples of companies that have been visited on the former trips since 2015. Not all companies are visited on each trip. These students are expected to take notes and share about what they learned to the Wesleyan community through the Kai Voices Blog. 

Companies and Organizations Visited

2019 Kai Entrepreneurship Silicon Valley Trip Application

Google, Apple, LinkedIn, Pinterest … The companies you loved and interacted with everyday will now unfold a brand new experience for you.

Want to do something productive this Spring Break? Thinking about how to transform your passions and liberal arts degree into awesome careers?

Join Kai's trip to Silicon Valley (March 17th to March 23rd) to network with over 10 alumni at various stages in their careers, and to connect with other passionate students! Some of our previous trip participants have even landed internships with visited offices after joining. People of all career interests, not just tech, are encouraged to apply. More information from previous trips here: http://www.kaiwes.com/blogs-one/

If needed, we will provide financial assistance with fundraising and the application to career development grants for accepted applicants. Costs include transportation and housing in San Francisco (amounting to approx. $250 per applicant) and for flight costs to and from San Francisco.

Accepted applicants will also be required to give an initial $50 deposit at the start of the trip, which will be returned upon submission of a blog post for our Kai Voices Blog. All trip participants will also be required to stay at the same housing accommodations to avoid complications with transportation and meeting times.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Deadline is at 11:59 PM on Mar 1 (Friday). Offers are extended by Mar. 4th. Please answer ALL questions but feel free to keep your answers short and sweet!


Email William Liang '21 at jliang@wesleyan.edu or Huiqin Hu ‘20 at hhu01@wesleyan.edu

Name *
Class year *
Getting to know you better
Please note:
How would you like to contribute to the trip?
We are looking for people to assist us in a variety of ways to make this trip more successful. Check the box besides it if any of the following items speaks to your ability
If selected, I agree to give a $50 deposit to Kai *
This deposit will be returned at the end of the trip if you complete your obligations as a team member, including but not limited to creating a PPT slide on 2-3 alums and creating a blog post (200-300 words with photos/video) on your trip experience
If selected, I agree to be present for everything on the itinerary and stay in the accommodations provided by Kai on the nights of Mar 17-22 *
Financial Projections
Breakdown of Cost Estimate: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1b4KGFejqPjrqZKMAX_jBMJYkfvVJlH31vaV6X7yw3es/edit?usp=sharing (This is the ceiling estimate. Do not expect the actual cost to reach this amount.

Kai Takes on the NYC Tech Scene

Want to hear from alumni how their liberal arts degree turned into a cool job and career that they find meaningful and enjoyable? On this Kai trip meet with several alumni at various stages in their careers and bond with fellow student participants on what is sure to be an amazing trip. People of all career interests, not just tech, are encouraged to apply. Transportation, lunch, and dinner will all be provided. More information to follow.