It’s hard to believe that my time in New York is already coming to an end. Coming in with so many unknowns was frightening, but as time went on the gaps began to close and my time here began to take shape. The past few months have been filled with adventure, learning, and a lot of walking. Living in such a central and lively location you are just steps away from so much. Something I will remember the most is being able to walk through the Union Square farmers market. Seeing the variety of stands people bring is incredible, and experiencing such large amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables on the tables takes you out of the fast city mindset for just a minute.
From both my internship and the Monday class sessions, I have been able to gain so many different perspectives. Within my internship I learn about the field of psychology that I wish to pursue, however the Mondays we have spent touring have been so valuable to me. To be able to go an explore places such as Bloomberg, CNN, and the Hudson Scenic Studios have been incredible, as these are places I will probably never have the opportunity to go back to. As we listened to Elon alumni speak, as well as others, it put into perspective how many opportunities there are in such vastly different fields.
Being on the tour of Hudson Scenic Company, the Lincoln Center, and the Gershwin Theater allowed me to learn about an industry I have not known much about. The intricate detail that goes into planning a single Broadway show, and the amount of people that are involved is fascinating. Being able to watch Wicked from the audience for the first time and then be able to see backstage the network of how everyone works with one another to pull something so intricate and amazing together is inspiring.