[caption id="attachment_835" align="aligncenter" width="672"]photo (1) the view from jersey city of the financial district[/caption]
Ever since I decided to go into to business I've dreamed of the day when I would go to New York for some posh meeting and live the big city dream. I was shocked at how quickly this moment came. This summer I will be interning for Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake and earlier this week I flew to NYC for an interview. The weather was terrible, the taxis scary, and the interview great :) All in all, it was a fantastic trip. While I was there I learned a few things and have decided to impart of my knowledge:

  1. Taxi drivers will do whatever it takes to get you to your destination as quickly as possible, unless of course that destination is the airport, in which case they will proceed to take the longest route possible.

  2. The Big Apple will have awful weather until all of your appointments are finished and it is time to return home to Provo.

  3. The hot chocolate in Jersey City is considerably warmer than hot chocolate elsewhere, so don't drink it too fast or you won't be able to taste anything for several days.

  4. Unless you speak fluent subway map don't try to read the metro system map in a short amount of time. Chances are that you will be able to walk to the New York Stock Exchange faster than you can decipher the map.Untitled

  5. On an unrelated note, when walking to the NYSE, make sure your Google maps app is oriented the same direction you are walking. This will help avoid any potential embarrassment from walking around the same block three times before you realize you're wrong and Google is not.

  6. Just stop at the bakery on the corner; you know you want to and you'll regret not doing so later.


  8. Plan extra time to restraighten your hair before your interview.

  9. You should order room service once in your life. Dinner just tastes better in bed while you're watching The Office sometimes.

  10.  Ignore the crosswalk signs--everyone else does and you'll stick out like a sore thumb if you don't. #shesnotfromroundhere

  11. Take the ferry and buy a huge croissant with the twenty bucks you saved by not taking a cab.

  12. Don't complain about the rain. If the clouds are low enough they'll cover up the tops of the buildings and you can pretend they go on forever.

  13. If you get lost, just pretend you know where you're going...no one will ever know, unless, like me, you stand on the subway platform looking utterly confused, then someone will take pity on you and give you directions.

  14. Heels and the airport don't mix.

  15. When in doubt, call your mama or your big brother who used to live in NYC.

[caption id="attachment_836" align="aligncenter" width="448"]photo just outside my hotel[/caption]

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