Tiger Trek gives students inside look at Bloomberg

students sit at a table inside Bloomberg's offices

Students toured Bloomberg's San Francisco offices as part of a "Tiger Trek" March 14, 2023.

More than a dozen University of the Pacific students got an inside look at careers with global finance and media company Bloomberg—and how to land a job there—as part of the university’s Tiger Trek program.

Offered twice a semester through Career Services, the experience is provided at no cost to students to give them insight into major companies, their culture and the hiring process. This was the first Tiger Trek since being put on hold during the pandemic. Previous treks have taken students to Netflix, Roku and LinkedIn.

On the recent outing to San Francisco, students toured Bloomberg’s waterfront offices and met with a recruiter who shared the skills they look for in employees and what students should include on their resume.

For first-year business and marketing major Catalina Gomez ’26, the presentation gave her a roadmap for her next three years at school.

“The most beneficial part was learning about the steps to take, the externships and internships, in order to be offered a position there,” Gomez said.

Students also spoke to some of the company’s newest hires about their experiences, including alumnus Ismael Barrios ’21 who interned with the company as an undergraduate.

“It was great to see a Tiger working at Bloomberg and telling us what helped him land a job. He was a business major and did the student investment fund,” said Victor Miranda Ramirez, employer engagement and internship specialist at Career Services.

Pacific’s Eberhardt Student Investment Fund allows students to manage and invest real money in a portfolio valued at more than $4 million using the Bloomberg Terminal, a computer system that provides financial data.

a group of students pose outside Bloomberg

For first-year political science major Imani Jaldin Hartsough ’26, it also opened her eyes to career possibilities.

“The most important thing we learned from talking to a variety of people is that they weren’t all finance majors, which is what I had expected,” Hartsough said.

The trips are one of the many resources offered through Career Services, located on the second floor of McAffrey Center. The center provides career and graduate school advising and help with resume and cover letting writing.

Students also can borrow professional clothing from the career closet at no cost, reserve rooms for virtual interviews and book photo sessions to get professional headshots.

“The services and resources provided through Career Services can give students the extra edge they need to be successful,” said Interim Director of Career Services Bailey Gutierrez. “A career advisor can help you learn how to articulate your skills and experiences to help you best market yourself to employers.” 

Appointments and reservations for Career Services can be booked through the university’s job board Handshake.