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Every Moral has a Story.
Every Moral has a Story.

Every Story Has A Moral.  Here is my story:  “Welcome to Denver, Colorado – the Mile High City,” ourcheerful flight attendent said as we broke through the turbulance during landing. Finally, the event our team has been planning for over a year, the 20th anniversary of Cardinal Health’s Retail Business Conference, is here – and so […]

Decision Making 101
Decision Making 101

Hi Everyone! Sorry that I haven’t posted much lately, but I had an conflict with my internship that put my posts on a bit of a hiatus.  However, now I’m back and would love to share the lessons that I learned from it. Throughout my first week, I was feeling a little bit of discomfort […]

Holy “Bear Creek”!
Holy "Bear Creek"!

Hey Followers! Yesterday I learned something useful.  If you find yourself driving into work during a thunderstorm and it’s raining cats and dogs, there are a couple rules you should follow: 1)  Always carry an umbrella in your car.  Put this in your back seat, it defeats the purpose if you have to get out […]

Unexpected Lessons from a Thunder Storm
Unexpected Lessons from a Thunder Storm

Here’s a riddle for you: What do my computer at work and Touchdown Jesus have in common?  If you guessed that both were the victims of a thunder storm this summer then you guessed right.  Two weeks ago, while I was at work at the ALS Association office there was a nasty storm going on […]

“We Go to the Canteen at Half Twelve”
"We Go to the Canteen at Half Twelve"

When I found out that I would be participating in KPMG’s Global Internship Program in Ireland, I was happy because I knew it was an English speaking country (I took Latin in high school…very interesting, but not exactly practical).  However, I wasn’t completely expecting to encounter all of the different phrases and words I hear […]

HOW WILL YOU SPEND YOUR QUARTERS?
HOW WILL YOU SPEND YOUR QUARTERS?

Hi Followers! My sincere apologies for not having any posts for the last couple of weeks.  I have been extremely busy between work, doing lots of working out, and having fun on the weekends (more to come). Before I give everyone an insight into the specifics of what I am doing this summer I should […]

Places you HAVE to eat in NYC #5-1
Places you HAVE to eat in NYC #5-1

Welcome back for more outstanding, delicious, delectable treats!  Now, back to the list! 2) Brasserie Les Halles – French Food Oh yum.  Just thinking about this place again makes me hungry.  This fabulous little slice of heaven is the “home base of Anthony Bourdain,” which is impressive.  Here, I enjoyed my first escargot (you’ve gotta […]

What does Duff & Phelps do? (below) Well, kinda…
What does Duff & Phelps do? (below) Well, kinda...

Hey guys! I’d first like to say thank you to everyone for keeping up with my blogs and interjecting your witty comments. It’s comforting to see such strong support! As I’ve stated in past blogs, I am currently working with the Corporate Finance Consulting group for Duff & Phelps. The group is divided up into […]

First Week at Basketball Ireland
First Week at Basketball Ireland

My first week at BI was an experience like that of anyone’s first week at a new job.  I took a lot of time to learn where things were in the office and got to know the staff.  I found out that two of my co-workers have played professional basketball in Europe.  I was very […]

Working on the Wings
Working on the Wings

Now that I’ve gotten the hang of my job estimating for the interiors group, I realize it’s pretty simple, and consequentially pretty boring.  The projects that I am building estimates for are basic, non-technical changes happening to the interior of the aircraft.  So to find something more stimulating, I walked over to some neighboring cubicles […]

Peas and Boats
Peas and Boats

Hello blog buddies! I owe you some pea pictures, and here they are! Here are some fun pea facts: -Once peas are ready, you have 24 hours to harvest them -Since the window to harvest peas is so small, people harvesting peas will spend up to 20 hours in the fields a day! -You drive […]

Places you HAVE to eat in NYC #10-6
Places you HAVE to eat in NYC #10-6

New York is turning me into a foodie.  Sure, I’ve always appreciated a good meal.  My mom comes from a line of talented Italians, and my favorite memories of being abroad in Scotland and London are all punctuated by the meal I had immediately before or following.  But really, New York, this is getting out […]

A TRUE Cultural Experience
A TRUE Cultural Experience

Coming off my first time working an event with the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, I have to say I am unbelievably shocked at the amazing cultural and memorable experience I had last week.  From July 1-4, the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission hosted its own, authentic event, the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health International Youth Sports Festival.  […]

The Importance of: 91
The Importance of: 91

People are starting to get on me because I have not posted in a while. 91 people to be exact. 91: the number of interns working at Cardinal Health this summer.    And they are 91 of the most ambitious students I have ever met; from Harvard to the University of Chicago and Notre Dame to […]

What is audit?

So I’ve told you that my internship is in the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche, but I’m guessing that many of you may not understand what the job entails.  Auditors are responsible for examining the financial statements of a company in order to generate an independent opinion on whether or not those financial statements […]

Life Across The Pond
Life Across The Pond

Hello Mates! It’s been an exciting first week traveling to a new country and settling in to my new flat.  It doesn’t seem right to ignore mention of the exceptionally dry and warm weather in London during the past week.  The horrible weather I anticipated is no where to be seen and I haven’t opened […]

So what is a symposium, anyway?
So what is a symposium, anyway?

Before starting my internship at the ALS Association, I wasn’t really sure of what I would be doing.  I got the job through the Columbus Foundation Summer Fellowship Program, where the foundation matched me with ALSA based on my interests, major, and previous experiences.  So unlike many other internships, when I applied for the program […]

First Days in Dublin, Ireland
First Days in Dublin, Ireland

I may never leave Dublin. My ideal type of weather is a football Saturday in the middle of October and the weather in Dublin is very comparable, even in July.  While the weather in the United States was approaching 95+ degrees, Dublin was at a very comfortable 65 degrees (18 degrees Celsius) every day last […]

Life in Seattle
Life in Seattle

I am steadily working on my long list of things to do while here in Seattle.  I live about 10 minutes away from downtown, and there is always an abundance of restaurants, bars, shows, and concerts to go to.  This past weekend though I took a trip out of downtown to Mount Rainier. My girlfriend […]

Office Antics…
Office Antics...

** Pre-blog disclaimer: Even though the following material contains tales of distraction and non-work related incidents, I am genuinely completing projects and learning a lot of transferable skills! We will get to the projects once they fully mature. **  General Rules of the Office:  1.)     When challenged to a competition, accept the challenge. To insure that employees […]

Officially a Nerd, Part 1

Today, my fellow interns officially designated me the “Resident Nerd,” and I have to admit, I’m a little proud of it.  It all started on my second day, when I had an Excel Orientation with the other Time Consumer Marketing interns.  Anyone who knows me can vouch for the fact that I absolutely positively LOVE […]

Springfield, Illinois: Lincoln, Horseshoe Sandwiches, and Auditing
Springfield, Illinois: Lincoln, Horseshoe Sandwiches, and Auditing

Springfield, Illinois is known for being the city where Abraham Lincoln, one of America’s greatest Presidents, got his start in politics.  It is also said to be the place where corn dogs were created (although that claim is disputed), and is the home to the famous Horseshoe Sandwich. I had the great privilege of sampling […]

Saving the Boeing Company, 1 Penny at a Time
Saving the Boeing Company, 1 Penny at a Time

My second week is ending and I’m finally grasping my role at Boeing.  I essentially am rescuing the much delayed, overbudget, and problem-ridden 787 program, one penny at a time.  When a customer wants to change a standard feature on thier 787, I tell them how much to pay.    And how do I decide […]

Monday Funday
Monday Funday

Hi Everyone! I know I owe you a blog on my projects and my work life, but I just gotta let this blog out first! What did you do Monday night?  I had to work late.  With Nestle, it never ends, well, the fun never ends.  My buddy and I went to a Ludacris concert […]

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