Written by: Mindy Moore
My name is Mindy Sue Moore and I just completed my third year at The Fisher College of Business specializing in Accounting with a minor in Legal Foundations of Society. I am originally from Sidney, OH, a city of about 20,000 people located about an hour and a half west of Columbus and north of Dayton, OH. For all the country music fans reading, the one and probably only reason I would recommend visiting my hometown is for the upcoming three day Country Concert Music Festival. I have developed a love for country music at Country Concert and have seen performances by Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Big & Rich, Gary Allan and many more!
Coming to Ohio State was an experience in itself after graduating in a class of just 67 students from Lehman Catholic High School. I was challenged to create my own ‘personal brand’ and became involved at Ohio State through the FYE Leadership Collaborative, Kappa Delta Sorority, and Alternative Break Programs to Chicago, New Orleans, and Atlanta. After ‘falling’ into accounting (now one of the best decisions I think I have made) I became involved within Fisher in FCP, The Professional Development Program, French Connection, and next year I will serve as a Career Coach for The Office of Career Management. This winter, I completed a Federal Tax internship at KPMG in the Columbus office, which gave me an unbelievable opportunity to develop my technical skills, and to work in a collaborative culture amongst some of the brightest professionals.
In reflection on my experiences at Fisher last fall, I decided that with the exception of enrolling in one of the largest public universities in the country, my experience related to adapting to new work environments, especially those of international nature were lacking. That led to my search for study abroad programs, and eventually to my participation in the EUSA internship program at Fisher. This summer I will be an intern for the Legal Department at GE Capital Solutions Europe Limited, a subdivision of the sector of GE Capital Finance in London, England. I am looking forward to not only gaining an insight into international organizations and a broader understand of corporate law, but to traveling internationally for my very first time!
If we don’t share a love of country music, hopefully I can at least interest you by sharing some of my upcoming World Cup pub experiences, insight into the 2012 London Olympic Games, or simply by sharing some of my failures & triumphs of living and working in a new country. Words can’t explain my excitement to spend this summer living in London and I am excited to share it with you!