CCTechTours is the program's flagship student-organized networking initiative. Founded in 2015, CCTechTours sets out to answer a simple question: "what's out there in the real world after CCT??" A core student team organizes site visits to diverse organizations across numerous sectors, allowing CCTers to explore new professional opportunities and fields. Past tours have included NPR, The World Bank, Ad Council, Google, Berkman Klein Research Center, and SLATE magazine. Students meet with organization leaders (often CCT alums!) who offer behind-the-scenes perspectives on the workplace, Q&A sessions, and even future employment opportunities. DC-based tours run year round, as well as a special "spring break edition" extended tour held every March in another metropolis.
TechTours connect students with organizations relevant to CCT’s interdisciplinary values and help students better leverage their CCT skills for post-graduation opportunities. If you're a CCT alum interested in hosting the current cohort at your organization, please reach out!
CCT Focus: Multimedia Storytelling, Data Analysis
Hometown: Shanghai, China
Best Advice Received: I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself. - Oscar Wilde
Secret Superpower: A forever apprentice of this world. Nothing is sexier than an intelligent conversation, and I am always looking for one.
Unsecret Admirer: I admire those ordinary people who do extraordinary things.
CCT Focus: Human Centered Design and Strategic Communications
Hometown: New York, NY / Princeton, NJ
Best Advice Received: Life is truly a game of attention. You ultimately become what you repeatedly do.
Secret Superpower: An event producer by trade, my brain shapes the big picture narrative with a critical eye for detail. I get it done, with a smile on my face.
Unsecret Admirer: I tend to admire institutions over people - IDEO, TED, Sundance, Serious Fun Network - for promoting thought innovation and creative engagement across communities.
CCT Focus: Media Production, UI/UX, Marketing
Hometown: Yunnan / Shanghai, China
Best Advice Received: Start by doing what is necessary: then do what is possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Secret Superpower: I can find the detail that other people cannot see.
Unsecret Admirer: I admire all the artists who can create fabulous art works in our world.