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Will Macken

Will Macken
Hey everyone! My name is Will Macken and I am an Information System’s and Decision Sciences major at LSU! I attended the Summer Europe 2019 seminar this past May and had a blast. Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I made so many new, lifelong friends and had experiences that I never thought I would have the opportunity to have. I will cherish this trip and everything I learned on it for the rest of my life.

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Being able to travel to multiple cities and countries, what travel advice do you have for future students?

Pack light and make sure your clothes are versatile as the weather varies from place to place and day to day. It is so much easier if you packed light and don’t need to move a whole wardrobe from city to city. Next, make sure you get the most out of every experience. Some of the coolest meals I had were when we were traveling between countries. It is about the journey and the destination, not just the destination. Enjoy seeing the different travel experiences and people you meet along the way, everything is a learning experience.

What company did you enjoy learning from the most and why?

Personally, I loved visiting Lloyd’s of London out of all the companies we got to visit. The reason I enjoyed it so much was the fact that I found their work extremely interesting, and loved the city of London as a whole. When I was there I could really envision myself living and working there which was so exciting to even think about. Their rich history and mission statement are another two reasons I view them in such a positive way. We visited so many types of companies in cool places that almost everyone will be able to hear about something they find intriguing.

Do you intend on interning/working abroad in the future – if so, what did you learn from your seminar that will help you work/live abroad?

Yes, I no doubt intend to intern abroad. My goal is to get an internship at Lloyd’s of London as I enjoyed the company visit so much. My seminar is the only reason I know anything about working abroad. From how the companies work, how they came about, and day to day operations, all of it was shared with me during my study abroad. So many of the companies we visited I found inspiring and exciting. So many people have amazing jobs that I would be honored to have. Learning during each seminar made me more and more sure I wanted to find a job abroad.

If you have any questions email me at: wmacke5@lsu.edu