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Berkeley Immersion Week

Experiencing a tech career first-hand in Silicon Valley.


Berkeley Immersion Week is a hands-on, one-week program in which, joined by other students from IE School of Science & Technology, you’ll meet with industry leaders from Silicon Valley and discover the culture behind the global tech innovation hub. During the week, you’ll attend engaging tech-focused talks and work on a real-world project to gain essential skills for the future and discover your professional potential.

To offer this opportunity, we’ve partnered with UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET), a prestigious institution at UC Berkeley dedicated to technology-centric entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Each Berkeley Immersion Week is different as we develop the program’s itinerary to align with technological developments. However, each cycle you’ll have the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge industry developments and hear from Silicon Valley experts on topics such as leadership, networking, project management, fundraising and the importance of diversity.

You’ll also have time to work on a team project rooted in deep tech and data, ready to present your findings at the end of the week in a Silicon Valley-style pitch. You’ll benefit from personalized feedback from IE Alumni and a panel of industry mentors.

What’s more, throughout the week, you’ll visit impressive tech companies such as Google and Salesforce to get a taste of what working in one of these large organizations can look like. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities in San Francisco with your peers.

The week’s inspiring itinerary is designed to boost your professional and personal growth, encouraging you to put your tech knowledge to the test and think deeper about your career.

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If your professional goal is to become a business leader in the technology realm, this opportunity is for you.

As part of our mission to combine academic theory with industry experience, you’ll gain practical experience in a competitive tech environment. Visiting global companies like Google and Salesforce, you’ll gain insights on stimulating topics such as AI, machine learning and data analytics.

Berkeley Immersion Week is designed to perfectly complement your program content, enabling you to implement your learning in real-world scenarios. This is an unrivaled opportunity to learn from the best minds in the industry and embrace your entrepreneurial spirit.

Additionally, if you attend and complete the experience, you will receive an IE-SCET Immersion Week certificate that you can present to potential employers to demonstrate your experience.

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Want to take a deep dive into the future of tech innovation?

Join us at the next Berkeley Immersion Week for the opportunity to innovate, take risks and learn from the industry’s best.