Written by: Bethany Grable
My name is Bethany Grable, and I am a junior at OSU. I’m originally from Springboro, OH which is about 15 minutes south of Dayton. My hometown is pretty much not known for anything other than the fact that this year it made the list of best places to live. I was very active in high school with several sports including cheerleading and track. I also enjoyed my involvement in Student Counsel, Ski Club, and Prom Committee. I chose to follow my brother to Ohio State, and I’ve loved every part of my first 2 years. I am extremely active in my sorority, Chi Omega, and I am also involved with my church group (PCM), Block O, and a few other groups. I really love to work out and go shopping, of course, like any other girl.
Last year, I decided to attend the Fisher fall career fair on a whim knowing that I was young, but I still thought it would be good practice. I talked to Marathon Oil and eventually had a phone interview about a week later, and I was offered a position to intern in Indianapolis for this fall. I was very excited because one of my main goals in college was to set myself apart by interning young and being able to have several internships. I was placed in the Brand Marketing division. At Marathon, there is Brand Marketing and Wholesale Marketing. Brand really deals with the commitment of gallons bought everyday and Wholesale deals with getting rid of what’s left after the committed gallons are sold and it’s done for a cheaper price. Most of my responsibilities revolve around looking at branding new gas stations and helping the Territory Managers with all kinds of various tasks. I have already learned a million new things about Marketing, and so far I think I have probably traveled over 1,000 miles on trips. Other opportunities that I have had thus far include traveling to Chicago to meet with a customer, Combined Oil Company, and to attend a radio remote which is where a radio station comes out to broadcast at a Marathon station and we have drawings to give away things, such as Colts tickets, to show our appreciation to our valued customers!
Just to give a little insight on my hectic life as an intern, this week I will be traveling to Cincinnati tomorrow, Ft Wayne on Wednesday and Columbus on Thursday. I have about a million different experiences to share with everyone so I will be constantly updating my blog, and I hope a lot of readers will be interested in hearing about what I do on a daily basis.
Please don’t hesitate to comment on my page or to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions about what I do or even anything in general :)