Going on the road trip I did not know what to expect, I was not that familiar with the finance and consulting world prior to the trip. I was under the impression that people who worked for banks had majors such as accounting. I soon learned that all the companies we visited were technology companies that happened to be in the banking or consulting industry. This opened my eyes that technology is used across every field and I will be able to go in any direction with my degree.
Seeing the different companies, even though many of them did the same things, I was able to see the different cultures of the companies. I was drawn to specific companies due to the people they employed. The alumni networking event was extremely beneficial because I was able to talk to people who graduated from the iSchool so recently. So many of the alumni worked for different companies showing the vast opportunities there are. Many of them also gave me advice on how to optimize my time at Syracuse before I got into the working world. Such as different classes that are helpful, leadership programs and different resume seminars to look out for.