Zags – consider attending the Portland trek over break! It will take place January 7 and only costs $35 (It’s also only $50 if you attend both the Seattle and Portland treks!). Following is a list and bios of companies that we will visiting on the Portland trek. Be sure to register now on ZagTrax to get your first choice company!

Nike is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development and worldwide marketing and selling of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services. It is one of the world’s largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment. This is a Deep Dive Excursion, meaning students who select this excursion will visit only one company for the entire afternoon. All Majors/All Class Years. Broad focus.
Waggener Edstrom is one of the world’s largest independent communications agencies in the United States. They are a partner to and champion of international market leaders since 1983 that have creative, bold ideas and the brave people that bring those companies to life. Edelman is the largest PR firm with 4,800 employees in more than 30 countries worldwide. Edelman was founded in 1952 on the desire to redefine the role of public relations and continues to create innovative ways to help clients participate in an ever-changing and increasingly connected world. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, International Relations.

 

Widmer Brothers Brewery is the 9th largest brewing company in the United States as part of the Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. Mondelez, formerly Kraft, is the international producer and wholesaler of snack food brands such as Oreo and Nabisco. The Portland tour will include a tour of the Oreo bakery and operations offices, as well as a visit from the Regional Vice President. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Broad focus, including International Business, Sales, Marketing, Operations.

 

Ecova is a total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see more, save more and sustain more for their clients. Columbia Sportswear Company is a United States company that manufactures and distributes outerwear and sportswear. Columbia Sportswear also produces footwear, headgear, camping equipment, skiwear, and outerwear accessories. We will be visiting Ecova’s Portland office to learn about this leader in energy and sustainability consulting, then head to Columbia Sportswear for a tour and panel discussion with members from various departments. Ending the visit, we will have time to shop with a special discount for Trek participants. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Broad focus, including Environmental Studies, Retail Management, HR, Finance, Business Administration.

 

Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) is an American multinational information technology company. It provides hardware, software and services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors. HP is the world’s leading PC manufacturer and has been since 2007. This is a special Engineering-focused Deep Dive Excursion, meaning students who select this excursion will visit only one company for the entire afternoon. All Class Years. Areas of Interest: All disciplines of Engineering, Computer Science, Business.

 

The Portland Timbers are an American professional soccer club that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team. They play in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association. We will be visiting both teams’ facilities and learn about professional sports team operations and management. All Major/All Class Years. Areas of Interest: Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Sport Management.