I realize it’s been quite a hiatus since my last post – there’s definitely a lot to catch up on!
I, like many of the now second-year MBA’s, spent the summer interning at a company, working on a great project. I worked at Ford Motor Company, up in Michigan. It was a cool company – Alan Mulally, the CEO, has a great message and vision that I felt very comfortable standing behind. It was also personally rewarding, because I grew up in Michigan – it was a sort of “homecoming.”
Now that I’m back in Columbus, it’s been a whirlwind of unpacking, painting, getting pets settled, catching up with friends and remembering just how crazy traffic can get on the I-270 Outerbelt in the mornings!
I’ve had the privilege of meeting a few of the first-year MBA students at different events at Fisher Commons and on campus…What a great group! I’m impressed with the things they have already achieved, and I hope they enjoy their first year as much as I know my classmates and I did!
As for this quarter, I’m focusing on operations and logistics, with two classes about supply chain, one on lean/Six Sigma, and one on competitive analysis. I also began working part time at HDR. This company, located on the west side of Columbus, makes power supplies, power controllers and panel boards for a wide range of industries. In fact, the glass-melting furnace I ran at the Newark facility of Owens Corning Fiberglas used equipment from HDR. The people are wonderful – they are constantly looking to improve their process and better serve their customers. I will be working on supply chain, logistics and inventory management projects. I can’t wait to get started, and I know the courses I’m taking will definitely help!
Enough with words – no blog post is complete without some pictures! I’m including just a sampling of some of the amazing places and things I saw this summer!