New York City offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy sport in one of the most dynamic cities in the United States. As the city is giant, many teams play in the Big Apple: 2 for basketball (Knicks and Nets), 2 for ice hockey (Rangers and Islanders), 2 for baseball (Yankees and Mets), 2 for soccer (NYC FC and NY Red bull) and 2 for Football (Giants and Jets). Seasons begin at different times all over the year to offer America always at least one sport to watch, and almost each evening TV channels show games. As you arrive in January for the Transcontinental Track, you’ll only have the basketball and ice hockey seasons (there is football too, but it can be quite hard to become a supporter as the Super bowl takes place early-February).
If you plan to do a gap year in field such as Asset Management, Private Equity, or any investment related field, you might be interested in the Finance Track in New York. This article focuses on 4 points: the Bloomberg Market Certification, VBA programming, the Chartered Financial Analyst certification (CFA) and Networking.
As there are plenty of Bloomberg terminals at Pace University, you can freely login and use the well known financial software. Particularly, you might be interested in the BMC, a free 10-hours e-learning certificate. The benefit is that you not only learn the basics of the financial markets and how to use the Bloomberg terminal, but also it improves your resume to have the name of Bloomberg on it. Continue reading
Studying in the USA is not an opportunity that everybody gets and probably, you will not come back here in the near future. Therefore, you must make the most out of it.
During your stay in NYC you may have some free time, but not enough to travel abroad, so keep in mind that the spring break is the best period to discover well-known US states such as Nevada, California, Florida, and Louisiana. It has been agreed with Pace university that you can leave the US during the spring break holidays, so it may be tempting to visit other countries. But we advise you to visit other US states because each state has a totally different environment because the US is more like a continent than a country.
Here is the details of our trip and we hope it will be inspiring for you:
$3,55 was the bill we paid when we first went to the local Supermarket. We purchased one bottle of water and one bottle of Coca-Cola. Not very interesting, is it? Not very interesting except the fact we paid $1,68 for one bottle and $1,87 for the other one. And you know what? It is not a myth! 1L of the average brand of water is more expensive than 2L of Coca-Cola.
Columbia University has the advantage of being located in the famous New-York City. It is true that the Big Apple offers you so many things to do that you can already feel very busy. However, you will also be surprised by the number of events and activities you can do on the campus of Columbia University alone. Here are a few examples of what you can do:
A calendar full of events:
Columbia University is a vibrant and dynamic place where all kinds of events are held. If you are a food lover, you will find some free food fairs during the semester. If you like music, you can go to the numerous performances done or organized by some Columbia’s clubs: dance, choirs, piano recital, and so forth. If you are a cinema lover, you will be able to watch open-air movies with la Maison Française, the French club at Columbia University.
If you are more into conferences, you will also be amazed by the quantity and quality of lectures offered to the students on the campus. You will be able to attend conferences hold by prestigious guests and leading figures. The fields and topics tackled in those conferences are broad: from science to philosophy, including also politics and geopolitics of course. For the latter, you will have plenty of opportunities to hear heads of state and other international personalities talking on subjects such a protectionism, the world economy and so forth. As we are here to study geopolitics, it is definitely a marvelous opportunity to learn more. This year, for instance, we get the chance to see the President of the World Bank, the President of Colombia, the President of the Swiss Confederation, the Vice President of the EU Commission, just to name a few.