When I got back to my dorm room, after I got off the bus and schlepped my bags from the Life Sciences building back to Sadler Hall, the first thing I thought of doing was writing this reflection. Over the past 27 hours, I was fortunate enough to go on a trip and experience unbelievable companies that are looking for Syracuse University graduates. While I’m a freshman and I still don’t know exactly what I want to tailor my iSchool education to, I would be fibbing you if I said I didn’t have the time of my life on this trip.
Networking with employees that were once in my shoes hit real close to home. For about five weeks now, I’ve enjoyed my Syracuse experience. I’ve met a ton of new people, I’ve enjoyed my classes, and I’ve had a blast at the sporting events. However, this trip was the first experience of my college experience where I truly loved something. Visiting companies like Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Fidelity, and KPMG showed me first hand what it takes to be successful and enjoy a career in the Financing/Consulting world.
I’ve known for awhile now just how innovative the technology field is, but seeing it first-hand in the greatest city in America really just strengthened my view towards the field. Never in my life have I been more excited to be in this field and see what it offers and what it could mean for me in the future, as I look into summer internship opportunities and full-time positions after college.
As a freshman, I’ll have a ton of other opportunities to do more field trips and learn more about my field and how it is applied in the working world. Going on this trip was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I learned so many things, took so many notes, and networked with so many people, both alums and current iSchool students. My goal was to come home from this trip with a better knowledge in my field. I’m so honored to have been apart of this trip. Words cannot explain just how amazing my experience was. This trip just showed to me again that Information Management and Technology is the field to be in, this is what I want to do, and Syracuse University is the perfect school to get an education in this field.