Industry Trip: Silicon Valley

Your Spring Breakthrough

Visit the Silicon Valley: the hub of startup culture, technological development, and venture capital. Students will spend five days visiting top tech companies such as Facebook, Spotify, and Twitter; touring incubators and innovation labs such as Stanford and the Y Combinator; and meeting venture capitalists and entrepreneurs on Sand Hill Road. This trip is organized in partnership with the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship

Why Spend Your Break in Silicon Valley?

Students visit and tour Apple Music with Berklee alumni

  • Your career might live here: Silicon Valley has the largest concentration of high-tech companies in the United States, and accounts for 225,300 high-tech jobs. It boasts the highest concentration of high-tech workers of any metropolitan area, with 285.9 out of every 1,000 private-sector workers. (Source:
  • You’ll have insider access: Daily activities and speakers illustrate the parallels between the startup mentality and the creative process, and explore transferable creative skills such as improvisation, listening, and collaboration. The trip strengthens the bridge between Berklee and Silicon Valley, and expands students’ visions of what types of careers are possible with a Berklee degree. Students leave the trip with increased exposure to the types of professional opportunities within the tech sector and concrete ways that creatives can market their highly valuable skills outside of the creative industries.
  • You’ll explore a center of technology and innovation: Silicon Valley is home to many of the world's largest high-tech corporations, including the headquarters of more than 30 businesses in the Fortune 1000, and thousands of startup companies. Silicon Valley also accounts for one-third of all of the venture capital investment in the United States, which has helped it to become a leading hub and startup ecosystem for high-tech innovation. (Source: Silicon Valley Index,

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