After our 2012 Tigertrek, we asked participants what they thought about the trip. Here are just a few quotes.
“TigerTrek had an enormous impact on me! It literally changed my life and helped me find an amazing job for after graduation. This trip was by far one of the best memories of my time at Princeton.”
Alexa Krakaris ‘12 is now a product manager at Facebook.
“If not for TigerTrek, I’d probably be working this summer at an finance firm as a trader or algo trader, and there’s a good chance that I would’ve ended up at that same firm full time. The alternative in my mind was working at a software giant — Google, Microsoft — and I didn’t really think startups were a realistic thing to consider until I was older. TigerTrek opened my eyes to the world of startups and how much good can be accomplished by being a part of one. I’m now convinced I either want to create my own startup or join one soon after graduation.”
Brian Tubergen ‘13 became employee #15 at AngelList.
“I got the chance to meet some of the greatest entrepreneurs of our generation.”
Peter Zakin ’12 started a company in Princeton’s summer startup incubator, the eLab.
“Tiger Trek has given me a sense of the plasticity of the world around me. It was the first time I realized that young people can will things into existence.”
Christian Fong ’14 went on to work at Facebook and Palantir.