Looking back on this road trip, I can definitely say I got a lot of information out of it that I never knew, or that I need to know for the future. Going into the road trip as a freshman I had no idea what to expect. After the first visit it at Fidelity, it gave me a good feel for what to expect the rest of the trip. After the first day and visiting the companies we did, I felt so much more enlightened and knowledgeable before going on this trip. I knew what went on behind the scenes of huge companies like J.P. Morgan and Chase and Bank of America. I saw what opportunities they offered and if it fit me or not. Although, being able to here from one of the top Cyber Security Manager’s in J.P. Morgan Chase made me feel better about going into that field and letting me know what I need to do in order to get there. I was very impressed by all the companies and loved how nicely they treated us because they want to recruit us. I made me feel special on how well everything was set up and how much they wanted Syracuse Students. Later on at the Alumni Event at Beer Authority, I had a wonderful time. I thought it was great how us students got to mingle around with the Alumni, make connections, talk about school, and what we need to do to be as successful as we can. The Alumni Event allowed me to see what job opportunities there were in the field of information studies and really see how past students like or love their jobs, what they recommend and give us an overview what its like right out of college going into the real world. The second day, was a great success as well. Ernst and Young and Delloitte really showed us why they wanted us, and what was in it for us. It was a great opportunity to see the difference between the Finance Firms and the Consulting firms and what each of them did differently. It was amazing to be able to listen to people super high up in these companies and listen to what they do, why they need us, and just feel honored by being able to do this.
Overall this trip was a major success for me. It showed me the difference between consulting and finance firms because before going on this trip, I thought they were the same thing. Now I see what goes on behind the scenes in the company and what positions I believe I would like if I applied for one of those companies. After going to all the different companies, I believe I would rather be in the Consulting field than the Financial because it would be a good start to your career and a base to lead off of. I love to travel and they are traveling a lot, they get to work with different clients which means more networking and you can see many different areas for jobs in the real world this way. It was a long and tiring trip for sure, but I came out of it way more knowledgeable and feeling better about being able to get an internship or a job out of college. I know what classes I need to take, and what to do in the future to get the best out of college to prepare me for the future.