Smith Undergrads Make Annual Trek to NYC
Over 100 Smith undergraduate students and several faculty members -- Gary
Bulmash, Hugh Turner, Elinda Kiss, and Mary Harms -- recently traveled to New
York City for two days of networking with alumni, company visits and
sightseeing. Members of the Smith Undergraduate Student Association (SUSA)
mingled with over 50 local alumni at a reception in Times Square on Thursday
Smith senior Jeremy Erdman credits the annual trek with helping him secure a
full-time job after he graduates this May. “I was able to connect with an
alumnus last year and again this year on the SUSA trip who ultimately helped me
land a job at his firm,” says Erdman.
On Friday, Smith students broke into accounting, entertainment industry,
finance, and marketing tracks and visited companies like Pricewaterhouse
Coopers, LiveNation, Barclays, CitiGroup, Goldman Sachs, and Ogilvy & Mather.
Representatives from each company hosted information sessions and gave Smith
students valuable job application recommendations. Students networked with
company employees, many of whom were Smith alumni.
According to Monisha Tripathi, Smith undergraduate and the marketing track
leader, the annual trip to New York City is, “an integral component of students'
extracurricular and career planning experience while in school.” Tripathi
credits the annual trip with helping her secure three different internships. “I
truly believe that it is an invaluable experience and one that I wish I could
continue even after I graduate,” she says.
The SUSA NYC Trek continues to be a great opportunity for Smith students to
get to know an active NYC alumni base, explore opportunities in New York and
learn about some great companies.
Scott Lewis, MBA Candidate 2010, Smith Media Group