Economists in The Big Apple

Thirty excited King’s Economics students travelled to the ‘City That Never Sleeps’, visiting the Statue of Liberty and Times Square as well as observing excellent views from the tall buildings. They had plenty of time to do both arty and touristy things in this vibrant city, but more importantly, there was a real Economics focus to their visit to the financial centre of the planet. They were privileged to do the sort of things that a NYC City Pass simply cannot buy. 

Their action packed trip included a talk from Chris Macdonald, McCann Worldgroup Global President, Advertising & Allied Agencies. They also made a visit to Morgan Stanley and had a two-hour Question and Answer session with the Global Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers. These visits were priceless and there is no doubt that the students benefited hugely. As McCann famously said, “There are things that money can’t buy….”

They managed about 23,000 steps per day, ran each morning and saw all the sights that New York City has to offer. They returned completely invigorated by the perfect mixture of work and play. The students asked superb questions at the business venues and had a fantastic experience.