This was my first road trip so I was not sure what to expect out of myself or the companies I was visiting. One thing I did not expect was how fast pace the trip was. One piece of advice that Jeff and Julie gave to us was to pay close attention to each company to learn about the culture of their work force. I thought the differences were going to be minimal and slight. However, each company was immensely different. Bank of America’s work force seemed exceptionally enthusiastic and actually cared about the projects they were involved in. I had a great conversation with one of the recruiters of Bank of America and he implored me to contact him after giving me his card.
One thing that Syracuse does particularly well is allowing their students to network with other companies and alumni. Each college claims this, but I feel Syracuse is the only school that goes out of their way to get this done. My friends from other colleges are doing nothing like this, which made me tremendously proud of my school.
I finally see the potential I have at the iSchool and what it truly offers its students. In my opinion, the trip was a 10/10 for organization, engaging activities and faculty student relationships. I will definitely be going on more road trips in the future and cannot wait to seize the opportunities in front of me.