Going into the Road Trip as a freshman I was pretty nervous and didn’t know what to expect. I felt a little uncomfortable about going because I really wasn’t sure how to relate Finance and Consulting companies to technology and I still am not sure what I want to do with my major or even what I able do with it after graduation.
After our first visit on the trip, I began to feel more comfortable and realized that this is a learning process. My favorite company visit was definitely Ernst & Young. I really enjoyed visiting here because I feel as if I almost had a “connection” to the company. The week before we left for the Road Trip, I went to an event here at Syracuse run by EY. This event was called Women in Technology and had numerous SU alums that are currently employees at EY. I felt more confident visiting this company because I already knew a lot about it and I had already met some employees that work there.
This Road Trip definitely proved to me that I can see myself working in companies like these in the future. I enjoyed seeing and noting how all of the companies have a really different atmosphere and vibe to them. I noticed that I could actually tell when the workers were being genuine about how they felt towards their jobs. Companies like Bank of America had very powerful and important people in their business take time out of their day to speak with us. I just think it was really clear to see what companies valued us being there to visit and what companies really valued their vacation time over their jobs.
This trip definitely helped me better understand how technology can play major roles in many different kinds of businesses. I learned a lot about all of the different things you can do with a degree from the iSchool and I was exposed to the many different jobs that people all with the same major can have. I am very pleased with this Road Trip and I hope to partake in many more throughout my time in the iSchool.