The Road Trip to New York City was an incredibly informative trip for me. For the past year or so I have been thinking that I want to be a consultant. This trip turned me off to that idea. Speaking with one of the Deloitte analysts after the presentation, I was told that the older and more experienced employees make the strategic decisions. All younger employees do is prepare presentations and do reports in Excel. While I would do the busy work as a new employee anywhere, the idea of not getting to make any decisions is not something that sounds appealing to me. In contrast, the Goldman Sachs visit actually made me interested in internal audit. Before the trip, I had always thought of audit as part of accounting. Looking at financial statements and assuring they are accurate. Internal audit, evidently can take many forms that have nothing to do with financial statements. Speaking with our presenters during the tour I learned that internal audit can take many forms and being very technical or not. Additionally, our presenters passion (especially Mr. Hall) for internal audit made me want to do it. This trip was invaluable for me as it stopped me from pursuing a job in consulting and wasting several years of my life doing something that I hated. Another part of the trip that I enjoyed was going to New York City and spending time with my friends. In addition to the educational benefits, the trip is also great socially. It is fun to take a bus trip with some friends and get to spend a couple days together. The networking dinner was very cool as I got to see a couple of students that I knew who had graduated, including one of my former peer mentors.