My name is Zhihan Wang. I’m an International transfer student with the major of Information Management and Technology in iSchool. Thanks for my teachers and faculty members of our school, that I could get this great opportunity to be a member of this significant road trip in my college life! I’ve learned far more than I expected and gained many friends among this trip.
We visited Fidelity, JPMorgan Chase & Co., KPMG and Bank of America in the first day, and I was really impressed by the atmospheres of these big companies. Almost all of us were attracted by the sceneries and the company culture of them, and we heard from our alumna and alumni that how they got their jobs and what they prepared for getting these jobs. I think it’s really helpful for freshmen, sophomore and even juniors to think over what they want to be in their future career.
The other event that impressed me a lot was the City event night. It’s my first time to meet such many alumna and alumni at a single event. I talked with many of them and heard their experience in college as well as their working experience. It’s really fun when we found our similarities like the same cites that we’ve visited before and the hobbies we love most. Furthermore, they gave me lots of advice and I even got connected with most of them. Afterwards, when we went back, we had a pizza night. All of us shared what we learned and our thoughts with each other. Although it’s a little bit late at that time, we were all very spirited to speak and listen from others.
In the second day, we visited EY, Deloitte and Goldman Sachs. They are really successful companies in the field of financial and consulting as well, and it’s a really valuable experience for all of us.
Thanks for our great teacher Jeff, Julie, Barbara and other teachers, we had a really wonderful road trip! Without their help and conscientiousness, it’s impossible for us to enjoy such a wonderful road trip with two days.
This experience really opened my mind, and taught me to be humble to everything new in my life. Before I joined this road trip, I thought I would be working as a programmer or data analyst in my future career. Since I have limited knowledge in financial and consulting, I used to think that I would never be able to get into these companies. However, after hearing stories from our alumna and alumni, I’m now determined that as long as I work harder, I will be strong
enough to get into these companies sooner or later. I still have time to take classes related to business and financial, and I know that I have the backbone to work hard toward my new goal.
I’m really appreciate that Syracuse University could give me this great opportunity to get a closer look of the financial and consulting industries in NY, and I’m really proud of being a member of iSchool. This road trip really inspired me and helped me think further of my future career.
Finally, I’m determined that I’ll still apply for the next road trip. It’s really a great opportunity to learn things that far beyond our textbooks. As an iSchool student, we should not only enhance our professional qualities, but also we have to learn and practice how to interact with people in work and in life.