The iSchool Road Trip to New York was one of the most informative and valuable experiences I’ve had in the search for internships and a future career. The opportunity to walk right into the corporate offices of the companies, and see first-hand the work environment and employees provided a unique viewpoint into my possible future professional life. One company that stood out to me most was Bank of America. Being greeted on the 51st floor by probably the best view in Manhattan immediately told me that this visit would stand out from the rest. As the main speaker, Rosa, introduced herself, I was extremely impressed at the fact that such a senior member of the company took the time out of her day to speak with us. This also told me volumes about the company and its culture as a whole. She was by far one of the best speakers on the whole trip, and I was completely fascinated and inspired by what she had to say. I was also unexpectedly surprised to see one of my former coworkers sitting on the alumni panel, and catching up with him after the presentation made this visit much more meaningful than the rest. Before visiting Bank of America, I saw the company as a huge, faceless entity that I keep my money at. After visiting their building and speaking with their employees, I now see it as a collection of talented individuals who I could envision myself being a part of.