Washington University in St. Louis's career center has a fantastic program called Road Shows, in which they take a group of students on a field trip to a big city to visit employers and learn about specific careers.
Sophomore Kate Gallagher published her report about her recent Road Show trip in the Student Life newspaper. Her trip took her to the NYC offices of Random House, Meredith Corporation, Penguin Publishing, Publicis USA, and Ruder Finn, Inc. You'll definitely want to read about what she learned there, as well as her "Midwestern college student hits the big city" perspective.
Nice job, Kate! And kudos to Wash. U. for such a wonderful above-and-beyond learning experience for its students!