During the fall of my freshman year at IUPUI, my instructor for Honors Intro to Business Administration offered an optional field trip to New York City covering “The Capital Raising Process.” It was a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime experience I’m thankful to have had: among other things, we were able to participate in the opening bell ceremony at NASDAQ and talk with stock traders on the floor (!) of the New York Stock Exchange.
Some of my friends and I flew out early to do the New York thing (Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, MoMA, 9/11 Memorial, Times Square, etc.) for a few days. There’s nothing quite like being an unchaperoned teenager in New York City to make you feel grown up and adventurous.
My favorite photographs from the trip are of the city’s architecture. Although there’s so much modernity happening in New York, it’s also one of our country’s eldest cities, and I think its architecture reflects this juxtaposition so beautifully.