The Insights Programme

Insights in person - Molly

Molly experienced a week in New York meeting alumni from a range of businesses, exploring everything from law to publishing. Find out why it was a lifetime opportunity for her.

Insights student in New York

Why did you want to go on the Insights Programme?

As someone who is particularly keen on working internationally post-university, the opportunity to network with and learn from professionals in one of the world’s most famous cities seemed like a once in a lifetime opportunity - and that it was!

Tell us what activities and events you took part in?

Throughout the week there was a perfect balance of working and having free time to explore the city. The businesses that we visited ranged from a law firm, private equity firm, investment bankers, writers, the marketing and HR team at the Wall Street Journal and directors at the United Nations Capital Development Fund! It was up to us to use each meeting to our advantage.

There were also a couple of networking events which offered us the chance to meet many professionals working in New York on a more casual basis, which was extremely useful for us in order to make contacts.

What did you learn?

The key learning point for me was to always push yourself. Throughout the week I was put in to unfamiliar situations that I would have never imagined myself to be in. If you told me a year ago I'd be in an office on Fifth Avenue or having lunch at the Harvard Private Members Club, I'd have laughed in your face!