So over winter break, I went back to Michigan to spend the holidays with family and friends. It was a relaxing and much needed break, as I'm sure everyone would agree. It is always nice to see family during the holidays as we have never been very close in general so the holidays are the only times I get to see many of my aunts and uncles. My sister also recently gave birth to my nephew, so I got to see him for the first time.
"Not Ann Arbor." That has become the standard answer that I give to one of the first questions asked when meeting new people. Starting life at a new university and a new job, in a new city, "where are you from?" is one of the most common introductory questions. In Columbus, Michigan definitely isn't an answer most people like hearing. I, however, am not from Ann Arbor, nor did I attend the University of Michigan at any point in my academic career.
The Ohio State v. Michigan game was this past weekend. Although I am from Ohio, I had no idea that the name of this rivalry was called “The Game.” This caught me off guard because my undergraduate’s rivalry game is also coined as “The Game.” After learning this, I did my research on Wikipedia and discovered that the OSU v. Michigan and Yale v. Harvard are the only two football games that use the moniker “The Game.”
This weekend past was the ‘game’, which apparently was not only a game but also a great opportunity for research on human behavior (“studying the big game”). The game is the annual college football match between The Ohio State ‘Buckeyes’ and The University of Michigan ‘Wolverines’. The rivalry has dated back to 1897 and there have been 106 meetings total between the two teams.
Today I traveled to Solon, OH with several Fisher MBA classmates to take a tour of the Nestlé campus and learn more about brand management opportunities at the company. After the tour, it was clear that Nestlé is a unique place with remarkable brands. I thought the most interesting part of the day was when two Marketing Associates spoke to us about their experience in the Toll House Cookie Dough Group during the