As a new blogger, to this or any other site, I think it’s appropriate to give a little background on myself. Hopefully some of you will be able to consider my perspective when evaluating my comments. Or, perhaps I am thinking to much into this. Regardless, here we go …
I am a mid-thirties engineering professional with both a bachelors and masters degree in electrical engineering. I have worked in industry for nearly 15 years with a progressive career track. I have worked for a large government contractor, a telecomm spin-off, a biomedical start-up, an independent contractor, a instrumentation product developer and even my own electronics distributor proprietorship. I had the opportunity to see businesses launched with the promise of exciting break-through products and I’ve seen millions of dollars lost when a company can’t deliver what is promised. My experience comes not just from the engineering side, it’s from the real business world. I hope I can deliver these varied experiences and perspective to the blog.
As one of the older student bloggers on this site, my blog will primarily be geared toward the mid-level career-focused professional, trying to juggle the responsibilities of home, work, school and life. I am writing not to give advice, but just to share my thoughts on the matter.
… Perhaps you all will give me advice.
This past weekend was my last free weekend before classes start and to mark the day I decided to enjoy a bit of O-H-I-O by visiting a corn maze and by picking apples at Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala, OH. My husband and our little brother and little sister from Big Brothers Big Sisters also joined me in this countryside adventure.
From what I understand, Lynd Fruit Farm is well known for its fresh and locally grown produce and also for being a great place for picking your own apples from several different varieties of the fruit. This time of the year, families can also enjoy going through their 4.5-mile corn maze which takes an average human being 30 minutes to get through – that is if you manage to find the exit without getting lost like we did. This year’s theme is “Persian Nights” and the organizers created lots of little tasks to be completed (if you wish) while going through the maze.
Below is some contact info on Lynd Fruit Farm if you’d like to check it out – I’d highly recommend it especially if you have children or teenagers around. For young adults, check out the maze at night (they are open until 10PM) and you can try to conquer the maze with flashlights – very spooky!!
Lynd Fruit Farm – http://www.lyndfruitfarm.com/
Address: 9090 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, Ohio 43062
Enjoy the last few class-free days!
Thanks to a couple good friends (thanks Mel and Sue!) who provided me with tickets to the OSU vs. Navy game I was able to attend my first OSU sports game AND my first football match ever. While I enjoyed every minute of it (alumni band, Ohio script, OSU band, etc…), I must confess that I could hardly understand the rules of the game.
Back in my home country (Brazil) we watch soccer and, let me tell you, the rules for soccer are so much easier. Watching the Bucks was almost like trying to understand Calculus for the first time and I failed miserably!! Hopefully I will be able to get the game down by next year when I am able to get student tickets – something new I learned way too late this year…
In the meantime – GO BUCKS!!!
Welcome to the new My Fisher Grad Life blog!
Students from each of the programs listed above have been selected as contributing authors for the site, and will begin providing content later this month. Stay tuned!