Marketing students travel to New York

While on the Upper East Side, junior Julia Patterson drinks a frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity 3. In November 2007, Serendipity unveiled a $1,000 dessert called the

Lily Briscoe

While on the Upper East Side, junior Julia Patterson drinks a frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity 3. In November 2007, Serendipity unveiled a $1,000 dessert called the “The Golden Opulence Sundae,”which the Guinness World Records declared the world’s most expensive dessert. “New York was an experience of a lifetime. I had so much fun just doing everything there, and I can’t wait until the day I get to go back. Serendipity was my favorite place I ate at during the whole trip because it was just such a cute restaurant. The atmosphere was really fun to be in,” Patterson said.

Twenty-four marketing students experienced the Big AppleJan. 14- 18. Marketing teacher Glenn Sutton, his wife and Business teacher Laura Glenn served as chaperones. Students toured  famous landmarks and listened to business seminars.

“I think that the New York trip was an amazing trip, it gave students the opportunity to see different things that they can do with a marketing degree or a business degree and find out how those people got into those positions. It opened up a whole new world to them that we can’t give them here in the high school setting,” Glenn said.

The first night the students got to ride to the top of the Empire State building, visit Grand Central Station and go shopping. The next day they went on a tour of Radio City Music Hall and attended business seminars at the Hat Shop, Brooks Brothers and Sports Illustrated. To finish the day, the group went to Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Company in Times Square for dinner.

“The empire state building was amazing because you basically got one big view of the city. My favorite thing though was by far Brooks Brothers and Sports Illustrated; we listened to the people talk about the success of the business, and it was really inspiring. They gave me ideas of future careers I might some day be interested in. They also talked a lot about their paths and how they got to where they are now, which shows me what things that I am capable of doing if I just put in the effort,” senior Peter Haupt said.

On Friday, the students attended a taping of the “Dr. Oz Show,” toured Madison Square Garden, walked through Central Park, and saw Aladdin on Broadway.

“When we went to the Dr. Oz Show it was so cool to be on TV and get to actually see what went on behind the scenes. Madison Square Garden though was really cool;I never actually realized how big it was until we walked through it. When we were there we got to see the Rangers and Knicks locker rooms, which I also thought was neat. My overall favorite thing though was the Broadway show. It was so funny and the actors on stage made it so good,” junior Hasan Baig said.

On their final day of the trip, they visited the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, walked down Wall Street and  through the 9/11 memorial. At the end of the day, they took the subway over to  Chinatown, Little Italy and SoHo. They ended the day with a Brooklyn Nets basketball game at Barclay Arena.

“Little Italy and Chinatown were a lot of fun to walk through and see all the different people and little shops. Those places had the best shopping I think because I kept getting stuff for 70% off. At every street corner people would come up to me and ask me to follow them so they could sell me fake designer items, like purses and sunglasses,” senior Victoria Klemm said.

The students stayed in the Sheraton hotel, right outside of Times Square. They spent their free time shopping and walking through Times Square, or riding the subway to visit places like Serendipity and Dylan’s Candy Bar.

“Just a few girls went to Serendipity in our free time, and we had no idea how to get there. It was like a little adventure because none of us knew how to ride the subway or anything. Serendipity was the cutest little restaurant shop place, the frozen hot chocolate was so worth the $9 because it was so good. I love the movie ‘Serendipity,’ so it was so cool how I got to be in the same place as where they filmed it,” junior Andrea Gordon said.