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By Lauren Peccolo, BSBA Accounting ’10

I was lucky enough to be one of the 25 Eller students who participated in the New York City study tour over spring break. It was a great experience, which I would definitely recommend to future students. Wednesday, St. Patrick’s Day in New York was eventful and entertaining all in itself. We started off the morning at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in midtown Manhattan. We met with an alum from the University of Arizona, who is a retired partner from PWC, in addition to other professionals from J.P. Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and PWC. Aside from enjoying the beautiful facilities PWC had to offer, I enjoyed listening to four professionals talk about corporate life and what to expect when you begin your career, and as you progress.

After the panel at PWC we ambitiously crossed 5th Avenue, where the St. Patrick’s Day Parade had just started, before heading uptown to visit with the lone Eller alum at Columbia’s school of business. He is currently in his second and final year of the MBA program at Columbia. Being able to talk with a former student about different career paths was really useful in helping make decisions for the future.

Our final professional stop of the day was at Dow Jones Company where we talked with an ASU alum who works with the Wall Street Journal. This was another panel discussion where we talked with his colleagues about what they do and what living and working in New York is like.  We rounded out our day having a dinner with a couple of Eller Alum before heading off and doing more sightseeing, trying to take in everything the Big Apple has to offer. It was a great day part of a fantastic trip!