This past weekend I traveled down to Austin, Texas with a group of people from school. This trip is something my organization does once every year, and since I sit on the executive board, I get to attend each one. I personally love going on these trips because it gives me the opportunity to travel to cities that I have never been to before and learn more about the world I will be entering after graduation.
Last year we went to Portland, Oregon and did some tours with Nike, Addidas and Columbia. The opportunity to do these sorts of things is really something I will never take for granted. Being in this organization and getting to know people within the industry has really opened a lot of doors for me, so I am extremely grateful for that.
Anyways, while we were in Austin, we visited 3M, Dell, and Southern glazer’s three companies who are completely different from what we saw last trip (but still equally as interesting). The rest of the weekend was used to explore the area, eat good food (always a part of my list of activities) and hang out together.
A few of my personal favorite places obviously included food, but there were also some good areas to walk around. Once night for dessert, we went to Uncle Julio’s to eat chocolate piñatas! They were pretty good, but you mostly go for the experience. I also really loved the segway tour that we did with Nation Tours. Although you look kind of ridiculous, it’s such a great way to see the city! Plus they have them in a few different places around the country as of right now, so I definitely want to do it again. On the days when we weren’t super busy, me and a few other friends from the organization really enjoyed walking around South Congress in Downtown Austin. There were lots of really great shops and cute murals or sayings on the walls.
I hope you had a good weekend!