This past road trip was the second I have been on, and my favorite of the two. As a finance and IMT major, I really felt at home when I went on this trip, and I felt that absolutely everything they had to say was relevant to me and my future. I could really see myself working for any of the companies we visited. What I really got out of this trip was how marketable my academic program is. I am a finance, supply chain and IMT major. I never realized how many opportunities I have as someone who has experience in SAP software, SQL, and having a strong background in finance.
This trip really showed me all that I can do. When we went to EY and they were talking about BAP, RAP and TAP, I realized I could do any of those. Meanwhile, we then went to Goldman Sachs, and I realized I could do internal audit, and with my experience in investment banking at Whitman, I could switch into banking at the same company. Therefore, my most important takeaway that I have from this trip is that no matter what company I end up with after graduation, the company has to be a flexible one. I don’t want to go to a company where I am unable to pivot my career and use the wide background that I have come from. Overall, I met a lot of new people on this trip and came to a really big revelation about myself and the type of company I am looking for. I enjoyed this trip a lot, which made the exhaustion worth it.