It’s hard to believe my two weeks in New York are over. It has been the most amazing experience of my life. I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown. I wanted to stay for the final two weeks of my internship.
I experienced so much in my last week. I had a chance to volunteer at the largest food distributor in the world with some other PwC interns from the New York office. It was located out in the Bronx so it was an amazing opportunity to see another side of New York. The centre feeds 400,000 meals a day so to be able to volunteer was a great honour. We had to package food into categories that would then be distributed out to the people in need.
I was part of the same team for the two weeks I was in New York which was great as I got to know everyone really well, especially the 5 other interns that were on the team with me. I had a chance to learn about their experience in the New York office also. As the client was so large there was a lot of planning going into the audit. I attended many planning meetings and experience first-hand the senior manager’s role on the job. I also witnessed what the interns in New York did.
Last weekend I did so much sight-seeing such as the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and my favourite tourist attraction of all was the view from the Empire State building at night time. I saw the city lit up for miles and you couldn’t even see where it ended. I also had a chance to go out to Woodbury Commons the huge shopping outlet that has huge discounts on all the big brands. I even took a peak into the Plaza hotel to see if I could see anyone famous.
On my final weekend I visited the attractions that were left on my list such as Central Park and Tiffany’s & Co. I also made sure that I got a picture with the naked cowboy before I left. The hotel we stayed in was beautiful and they got to know me well as I was there for two weeks. They had my pancakes ready for me every morning. I think I ate enough food over there to last me a lifetime.
I have now returned to the Irish office and am looking forward to my last two weeks with the firm. I am so grateful that I got the opportunity to go to New York and would urge everyone if they got the chance to go.
Bye for now,