This post is brought to you by Avinash Gupta. When I first heard about GAP (Global Applied Projects), I imagined I would learn a lot about the world by being in a different country. While that is true, and we’ve learnt a lot about the Mexican economy, industry and culture, I personally have gained a lot of insight into the American culture, Chinese culture and even expanded my knowledge about Indian culture!
This post is brought to you by Zac Petrak. Cue up Matchbox 20 and the Real World… We are nearing the completion of GAP and the associated project, and I have had some time to reflect on GAP. The association that most comes to mind is finding a job, applying for the job, waiting to hear if you got an offer, and finally the job itself. The GAP program started off as an alluring component of OSU and the Fisher MBA program – just like any open position at the company where you want to work. You read about the program/job, watch videos and daydream.
Tonight was the first time in my whole life that I’ve had a team meeting after 11:30 pm. Usually I’m snuggled up and warm under the covers by about 9:30pm…but not in Mexico. We’re working late into the night, and I’ve had two diet cokes to keep up my energy. Our final presentation is Friday morning, and we’re determined to deliver a solid deck and several files containing hot sales leads.
After a great final presentation, we made our rounds of goodbyes at the warehouse. We said farewell to all of the employees and made one last walk through the warehouse. There was a tractor there and our client let us take a picture with it! Here is Zac about to do some heavy lifting, and the team leaving the building for the last time…
This post is brought to you by Zac Petrak. Today, we woke up and had breakfast at the lounge. We usually eat in the restaurant. However, the front desk said we could only eat in the lounge because there was a mistake with our reservation. Vignesh usually eats a lot for breakfast, but the food was weak in the lounge, and there were limited vegetarian options. We work very hard every day, so we need lots of "brain power" food first thing when we wake up.