Written by: Lexi Merritt
Week 1- Wow!
Since I’ve arrived in LA on Sunday night, June 12th I have…
So in the midst of all of that, I’ve had a very successful, busy week one of my Logistics Internship with Nestle. I am interning in the Confections & Snacks division on the 6th floor of Nestle’s Headquarters. I have a really nice office right by a window because I’m taking the seat of a lady who is on maternity leave for the summer. The way Nestlé’s internship program is set up is very neat. Day one, I was given 4 big projects that are completely unrelated to one another, my manager explained them to me and gave me the name of someone to contact, and told me “Go!”. This is extremely overwhelming and intimidating, but forces you to take charge because you completely own the project and its’ success is completely in your hands. It also helps you to network with many people in Nestle because you must set up meetings with many people in order to navigate how you are going to approach and complete your project. I already had a meeting on Wednesday (Day 3) with the Confections & Snacks Logistics Director, where I had to update him on the progress on one of my projects. So this summer is going to be very challenging, but hopefully very rewarding. I feel like I’ve already learned a great deal about Nestle and the food industry in one week.
My agenda for the weekend? Relax. I’m planning on spending my time at the pool and catching up on sleep (a three hour time difference is tough). Also, a group of interns are going to hike to the Hollywood sign! I can’t wait!