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My Fisher Internship
From C-Bus to H-Town

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It’s just a little over a week until I load all my belongings into my cramped car and my head is spinning with thoughts….what clothes do I need to pack? Where can I rent furniture? And is it true that people can survive wearing long pants to work in 100+ degree heat? I’m anxious about the 19 hour drive to Houston, Texas but I am really beginning to get excited about all the things I hope to get out of this new experience.

My name is Sarah Marsden and I’m a first year graduate student in the Master of Labor and Human Resources program here in the Fisher College of Business. I graduated from Ohio State last June with my undergraduate degree in Business, specializing in HR and decided to go straight through to graduate school. I currently enjoy working with undergraduate students as a Career Consultant in the Office of Career Management here at Fisher and in my free time, I figure skate with the Ohio State Figure Skating Club. This summer I will be working at Shell Oil Company, the U.S. subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, as a Human Resources Intern in the Global Functions Department.

Shell is a huge global company employing 93,000 people in over 90 countries and territories worldwide. Although Shell’s global headquarters is located in the Netherlands, I will be working at the U.S. corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas. Although I don’t know the details of my position yet, I do know that I will be working on four major projects in the areas of Talent Management, Recruiting and Diversity and Inclusion. Although I’ve had a couple of HR internships in the past in both retail and manufacturing, I have never worked in the oil industry nor moved this far from home so I am really looking forward to this wonderful opportunity!

Ok…work life aside, I’m a little nervous but also excited about adjusting to a completely new city and trying as much southern food as possible! I’m looking forward to getting to know my new roommate; another Shell Intern from Michigan…Michigan State that is! And most of all, I want my internship experience to be different than any other experience I’ve ever had. Keep posted for more updates! Good luck on finals!

3 Responses to From C-Bus to H-Town

  1. Mark Wilson says:

    Good luck in Texas Sarah. I lived in Austin, TX for three years and was always amazed at the summer heat – Texans think 92 is not so hot! But the TexMex food is awesome, it so good I am jealous of all the great food you get to eat this summer.

  2. Katie says:

    Miss you already! Cubeland has been lonely. Can’t wait to hear all about your Texas adventures this summer!

  3. Margie Bogenschutz says:

    Sarah – hope your travels went well…can’t wait to hear more about all your projects, your roommate, the heat and everything! So excited about your blog!

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