The Silicon Valley Experience

Michigan Tech’s Silicon Valley Experience, a trip offered each year during spring break, is Huskies' chance to see real business in action—in a place that has become home to some of the world’s largest corporations: Fortune 1000 companies, software giants, and high-tech startups. You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Tour companies like Meraki/Cisco, Autodesk, Porter Vineyard, Netflix, Apple, Ford, Brocade and Clair, as well as Michigan Tech alumni startup companies, Skymind and Handshake
  • Meet with entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Get answers to your real-world business and leadership questions
  • Gain firsthand experience of the enterprises that are revolutionizing global business

Read more about the Silicon Valley Experience, supported by gifts from alumni Rick Berquest and Tom Porter.

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14 Floors - The Silicon Valley Experience

Four days, 12 visits, 28 hours of company tours—Silicon Valley Experience puts 20 students smack-dab in the middle of high-tech. But one week isn’t enough. One place isn’t enough. So the experience powered since 2011 by fellow Huskies and friends of Michigan Tech has a new name—14 Floors. And it’s going nationwide.