I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to join fellow ischooler’s on the road trip to NYC. As a senior coming into this year, I faced great uncertainty in terms of the direction of my future. It was hard for me to imagine large companies such as JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Ernst & Young, and others would have such enthusiasm and confidence in Syracuse ischool students. It was evident through the presence of CEOs and other guest speakers pitching ischool students to come join their company. I have learned many things on this trip. I learned what kind of skills and characteristic these employers look for in applicants. I learned the inside fundamentals and the corporate culture behind each firm, all differencing from one another. I learned where I could fit in, and where I could not. I learned and figured out one direction I could take my career, and another direction I might not take. But most importantly, I learned that I have underestimated the ischool program, and I have also underestimated myself. These firms have shown great confidence in the potential ischool students can bring into their company. Perhaps I should have great confidence in myself as well.