These past 2 days on the Finance/Consulting Road Trip were better than I ever would have imagined! While the structure of the trip was the same as the last one I had attended, my experience was totally different. I reached out to many Syracuse alum, really listened to them, and took in the advice they provided. Out of the 7 companies we visited, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, and EY were my favorites.
The common trend with these 3 companies and the thing that impacted me the most was that all of the employees said that they “loved their job.” None of them hesitated or talked about how much they look forward to a vacation, but they were truly passionate about the technology industry and what they were doing to benefit the company.
J.P. Morgan’s presentation was phenomenal and very engaging. The Syracuse alum were also extremely helpful in giving advice. I remember asking one of the members on the panel how she knew she wanted to get into this industry, and her answer shocked me. She said it took her a while to find the right fit. She interned at 4 different companies before coming to J.P Morgan, but has been there for the past few years because it was the right fit for her. That really stuck with me!
Bank of America had a very inspirational speaker who was a woman in the technology field, and not just any woman, but the CTO. This was very powerful and impactful and really said a lot about them as a company. Just like Bank of America, EY had a woman of very high stature in the field. Her speech, as well as the recent Syracuse alum at their company definitely had me leaving the company saying, “I REALLY want to work here.” The culture there seemed friendly, challenging, collaborative and engaging. What more could you ask for in a company? I left feeling like I wanted to be a part of EY and that’s a very rewarding feeling that I guarantee I would not have felt without the opportunity to attend this Road Trip! Overall, it was an awesome 2-day trip, with great connections, students, staff, and alumni!