TRIP Application Process

2021 Opens April 1, 2021 and closes Sunday, October 3, 2021 (by 11:59 CST). 

TRIP is open to Texas A&M undergraduate student, in any major, who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Students may apply for TRIP during the spring semester, once they have earned between 30–75 credit hours toward their undergraduate degree. The application is a two-cycle application process:

Round 1

  • Complete the application and submit all required essays (2021 Essays will be available soon; please keep checking or e-mail
  • Application initial review
  • Top candidates invited to participate in round 2

Round 2

  • Speed-interviewing with Reliant Trading Center industry advisory board members. Applicants speed-interview with each board member in ten 15 minute sessions with five-minute breaks between sessions.
  • Interview scoring and ranking
  • Notification of admission status (2-3 days after the interview process)


Interested in TRIP? We invite you to attend Information Sessions to learn more!

Important Dates:

  • Essay Help Sessions available prior to the application due date. Email for details.
  • Application Due October 3, 2021 (by 11:59 pm)

For questions about TRIP please email