The Finance and Consulting Road Trip was an incredibly rewarding experience for me as an individual who has significant interest in the finance industry. Every aspect of the trip kept me engaged with ease.
J.P.Morgan and Goldman Sachs are firms that I have had interest in for years so the chance to explore their facilities and speak with employees was one I was glad to jump on. Both firms lived up to my high expectations, solidifying my interest in pursuing a career in finance. What impressed me most about them was how easy they made it to pivot in your career within the firms. The consulting firms also kept my interest which surprised me since I had never considered pursuing a career in consulting prior. Traveling often for work is something that I could see myself doing early in my career. One individual I met at Deloitte described to me the benefits of the frequent business trips saying the exposure he’s getting so early in his career will benefit him greatly, leading me to look more into the industry.
The best part of the trip was the Alumni networking event on Thursday night. While there, I was able to attain numerous valuable connections. Since being home I have already contacted the individuals I met and have been extended offers to contact them with any questions I have. This trip opened many doors for me and has made me more eager to go after more experiences that expose me to new fields and professionals.