Every year the Finance Student Association takes a trip to New York. During this years trip we met with recent alumni at Credit Suisse, Bank of America, and we toured Bloomberg. We also visited the 9/11 Memorial museum as a group. The trip was a great opportunity for seniors and juniors to get a brief look at what working on Wall Street might be like. It is also a cultural experience where students can learn to appreciate New York for all of its diverse qualities.
I really enjoyed being part of the trip and getting to know some of my fellow Finance majors. On the trip there were Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores, and we might not have crossed paths otherwise. This was actually my third trip to New York, and it was also the longest I have stayed. I generally don’t like big cities very much, but I have always felt that there is something special about New York. I hope to end up living there after graduation. I can’t wait to be part of that hectic hustle and bustle of daily life.
One of my favorite parts of the trip was taking the Staten Island Ferry across the river. We went in the late afternoon, so that on our return trip we saw the face of the city lit up with the pink and gold light of the sunset. It was incredibly beautiful. Another great moment was when Jesse and I won lottery tickets to see Wicked on Broadway. They call New York the city of dreams, and I think it is a fitting name. After the trip we were talking and we all agreed that it felt like the whole thing was a dream. I had so much fun and I can’t wait to go back next year.