The summer before my junior year I had the opportunity to complete an internship in Singapore (through the Columbia Experience Overseas, a program that is a truly tangible example of the strength of the professional connection between Columbia's alumni network and current students). At the end of a particularly eventful 10 weeks of on-the-job learning and cultural immersion, I found myself with my fellow CEO participants at a rooftop bar at the invitation of the SEAS alum who had created and owned the space. Naturally, our conversation quickly turned to Columbia and we were all amused to find that though we went to Columbia and SEAS at different times, our Columbia experiences shared many common themes that upon reflection, we all appreciated. This moment of reflection showed that the myriad of opportunities afforded by Columbia Engineering can really take you anywhere, and that no matter how far you are away from College Walk, you can always find connections back to your Columbia experience. Really, there is really no way to prepare yourself for the gravity of the moment when you realize that you’re over 9,000 miles away from New York City, admiring the Singapore skyline at a bar whose name—Orgo—was inspired in part by Columbia’s famed Orgo Night tradition.