Undergraduate | May 10, 2018 | Gabelli School of Business
A day in the life of a Gabelli School student: Hara Chung ’20
What does a typical Gabelli School student’s day look like? There are some common themes, but each one goes a little differently depending on the student’s campus location, major, extracurricular activities, and internships.
Hara Chung, BS ’20, is a global business major with a concentration in global marketing with consumer insights. She is a participant in the Global Business Honors Program and spent the spring semester studying abroad in London.
Read on for a detailed look at a day in the life of Hara Chung.
I wake up in a daze for my earliest class of the week. I grab a coffee and pain au chocolat (takeaway) en route to Russell Square Station at Store Street Espresso.
I get out of High Street Station and stroll my way through the garden to go to my Ethics in Business class with Jacqueline Jung. Through the different articles, guest speakers, and presentations, the class has covered a range of topics like corporate governance, sustainability, and scandals. One of my favorite classes here in London!
After class, I walk over to My Old Dutch to have a savory pancake for lunch. I also love Gail’s and Dishoom for a quick bite around the London Centre Campus.
I still have a couple of hours before my next class, so I head over to the Tate Modern. I love how the museums here are so accessible to students; many of them have free admission.
It’s a chilly day, so I’m craving hot chocolate. My friend and I take a 30-minute detour to get Dark Sugar hot chocolate. It’s basically melted chocolate in a cup, and they chop up three different types of chocolate to top it off.
I make my way over to my strategy class with Ergem Senyuva Tohumcu. Another one of my favorites, strategy is multifaceted; we apply our knowledge while discussing case studies. Professor Ergem also brings in different guest speakers depending on our career interests and helps us pursue our goals.
I run into a couple of friends who are on their way to a local pub. Because I don’t have class or an early flight the next morning, I join them at Friend at Hand.
Compared with New York, everything closes really early in London. I take a detour to walk past the building that inspired the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s 1984.