Moving from Columbus, Ohio to Manhattan, New York after only visiting once
For those who don’t know you, what can you tell us about yourself to get us up to speed ?
My name’s Audrey. I am from Dayton, OH and went to school in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. I studied accounting while at OSU and interned part time with Chase my senior year of school. I currently live in NYC working in a finance analyst rotational program with JPMorganChase & Co.
Where’d you move to?
New York City
Why’d you make the move?
The opportunity to leave Columbus presented itself after my internship Junior year. I had the choice of staying with Chase in Columbus or moving to NYC and continuing the finance program there. I had never been to NYC before and decided it would be the best opportunity for me post grad.
What’s your favorite thing to do in NYC?
My favorite thing to do so far is going out to try all the amazing restaurants the city has to offer. Of course, the night life is fun too!
What’s your favorite restaurant?
Rosie’s in the Lower East Side
Was there anything in NYC you had to get used to that you weren’t accustomed to?
NYC is a different lifestyle. Instead of a car, the subway takes where I need to go. I also walk much, much more, which I enjoy a lot. It’s nice to walk a few miles every day regardless of making it to the gym or not. Instead of buying groceries for a few weeks and “stocking up”, I typically buy a few days to a weeks worth of groceries(after all I have to carry them home with me).
My apartment was more than an adjustment. I had to ditch the queen in columbus and move to a full size bed, which takes up the entirety of my bedroom. These things are small, but they are good considerations to take into account when thinking about such a huge move. Of course, the city is expensive – but so worth it at the end of the day.
Any upcoming goals that you want to accomplish while in NYC?
Looking ahead, I will transition into a new role in August and place out of the program the following summer. I want to continue to expand upon my role currently, but I am curious to see how my second role will help me to shape where I will go once I place out of the program into a full time position. I am definitely open to moving again in the next 5 years. Everyone always says if you want to do it, do it while you’re young!
Any words of advice to those who are anxious about making a huge move?
Everything will work itself out. Before I moved, my aunt told me “if you don’t like it and you want to come back to Ohio, do not feel like you’ve failed”. I feel like this was really important advice for me. Sometimes, things don’t go as you plan. Keep an open mind and know you can always return.
And of course we have to ask. Are you UpByFive?
Up by 7:30, work by 9:00. Perks of working in NYC.