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Undergraduate | Mar 13, 2018 |

A day in the life of a Gabelli School student: Tigerlily Cooley ’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.

Tigerlily Cooley, BS ’20, is a global business major with a concentration in digital media and technology. She is studying abroad in London and working as a partner recruitment specialist at IO Abroad and as an intern at Metiza magazine. “I decided to go to London because I’m passionate about exploring new cultures, and I loved the city when I visited last summer,” she says.

Read on for a detailed look at a day in the life of Tigerlily Cooley.

9:00 a.m.
I wake up and start my day with a cup of English breakfast tea, porridge, and toast with jam. I get bundled up in a scarf and sweater (London is quite cold in the winter!) and head to the Underground to catch my train to campus.

9:50 a.m.
I get off the tube and walk to class, which starts at 10:00 a.m. The Fordham London Center is located in the West Kensington neighborhood, which is one of the cutest in all of London. My first class of the day is a managerial accounting class with Professor Jiang. Managerial accounting is a tricky subject, but luckily Professor Jiang is always upbeat—even in the morning.

1:00 p.m.
Class ends and I head to Le Pain Quotidien for lunch. Le Pain was one of my favorite spots back in New York City as well; I love their soups of the day, avocado toast, and salads. I eat lunch and work on homework and an article for my journalism internship at Metiza magazine.

3:30 p.m.
Business Communications with Professor Brown begins. This is one of my favorite courses because we get to work in pairs to coach each other through our goals for the semester. My personal goal is to learn the coding language Python, which I work on each night.

5:00 p.m.
Class ends and I head home. On the way back, I stop at Sainsbury, one of the popular local grocery stores, to pick up ingredients for dinner. Tonight, I’m making banana bread and a quirky burger recipe.

6:45 p.m.
I finish up dinner just in time to head back to the Underground to go to a play called Amadeus at the National Theatre. I love going to theater shows, and luckily London has tons of programs where students can get discounts to see them.

7:30 p.m.
It’s showtime! This production is inspired by the life of Mozart. It’s quite tragic but also highly entertaining.

10:00 p.m.
The show ends, and I head home to my comfy flat that I share with my roommate.

10:30 p.m.
Back home, I make myself more tea and eat some banana bread and toast and jam while I finish up my homework and coding practice.

11:45 p.m.
I head to bed. My roommate is already asleep (I’m the night owl and she’s the early bird). Luckily, I don’t have class until 3:30 p.m. tomorrow. Before bed, I record the best moment of the day in my journal!

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