At first glance, the seaport city of Seattle may not look very familiar to residents of Denver. However, the city’s beautiful outdoors, vibrant nightlife and its young and eclectic population makes this hub of the Pacific Northwest a popular destination for recent graduates from Colorado, and from across the nation.
The 2015 Daniels City Treks program will lead a select group of undergraduate and graduate students to Seattle, Washington in order to meet and network with some of the leading companies on the west coast. As well, students will have the opportunity to connect with Daniels alumni and to get a sense of what it is like to live in the Pacific Northwest.
Settlers originally founded Seattle in 1851 as a logging town. Soon after it’s founding the city’s economy was thriving as businesses capitalized on the various resources abundant in Seattle’s rich marine environment. Today, Seattle’s economy is still booming, as recently illustrated by Forbes magazine when they ranked Seattle the number one city in the nation for tech jobs. The evidence of Seattle’s success is clear, as it is now home to corporate powerhouses like Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks and Boeing.
Culturally, Seattle has been described as similar to Boulder and Denver. The city’s young and cosmopolitan population manages to be both casual and trendy, as exhibited by Seattle’s thriving music and art scenes. In fact, in 2014 Forbes ranked Seattle the number two “coolest city” in the nation. As if the city were not enough, the Seattle area offers a host of outdoor activities for the active urbanite. Seattle is within driving distance of hundreds of lakes, islands and nearby Mount Rainier—a volcano and the highest mountain in the state of Washington.