Wednesday, 17 August 2011

CNN, UBS and Alum Event

We started off our final week of the Cambridge program with a whirlwind day into London.  Our first stop was the CNN building where we got a glimpse of the high-intensity news making process.  There we met with Newsdesk Editor and Carleton alum, Richard Greene, along with Finance Anchor, Richard Quest and Director of Sports Coverage, Geoff Hill about their positions with the company and their philosophies on news (and life in general!).  We were even able to catch a segment being filmed as we toured the studio area.

Looking official in the meeting room

The CNN control booth

The busy newsroom

Checking out the anchor desk

The whole crew
From CNN we hustled over to one of the UBS buildings where we met with another Carl, Geoffrey Yu.  Geoffrey is Director of Foreign Exchange Strategy for the investment bank and had a wealth of information to share about working in the industry.

Jeffrey patiently waiting to get started!

Snacks and investment banking
The view from the conference room
Following a tiptoe through the trading floor (filled with more screens than people), we headed to Henry's for an alumni social.  It was a fantastic opportunity for our current students to learn more about the many ways alums have navigated their time since Carleton. 

It's hard to believe that we have only a few days left of the program.  Students are working hard on their papers and studying up for their exam on Thursday morning.  Our final group dinner is set to take place at Brown's in Cambridge on Thursday night, where we'll cap off a fantastic trip with one last meal together. 

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