Written by: Amy Marrison
To follow a timeline because I know all the bloggers this summer have been blogging like crazy so posts are a little delayed – I have 1 week left of my internship. With 3 weeks to go I felt I was at crunch time, now with 5 days to go I have a presentation to give, meetings to wrap up, projects to hand on, and good byes to be said.
I am not sure there is such a thing as a typical day when working in a Fortune 50 company in supply chain, but as an intern I was able to experience more typical days than full time hires. So let’s piece together a typical day and also show what is not so typical that I have got to experience at Dow.
Every company is going to have a different work environment. With Dow, for the summer I was given the projects and able to run with them, reaching out to the necessary people when needed. This way of working has taught me a lot about having a good work ethic and sticking to the task at hand. It has also brought some consistency to my days as well as threw me for curve balls. Overall, I wouldn’t change a thing about how I spent my summer.
I have told you before but I am part of the Honors Cohort program at Ohio State within the Fisher College of Business. Shout out to all the Senior Cohorts, can’t wait for our reunion once we’re all back! The director for this program is Nancy Lahmers, she is a special woman and is dedicated to her students. So why is she right? Nancy and the other professors who teach in the program pile projects, exams and papers on us during the last 2 weeks of the quarter. We all complained of course, were stressed out of our minds, and for some of us pulled our first all nighters (Dow case competition Lexi and Falcon??). At the beginning of last week I was stressed, and that may be an understatement. But it hit me – Nancy said they give us all that work to prepare us for work life because it’s how life feels when deadlines near – and she was absolutely right (as she said she would). I will definitely remember to thank her for preparing me.
As my time as a Dow intern comes to a close, I can’t help but think about all the awesome learnings I will get to take back to Ohio State. On Wednesday of my final week I will be making a final presentation to supply chain leaders and fellow interns. As my fellow cohorts know, I love powerpoint so I am excited for this presentation and to share what I have done this summer.
I will be returning to Columbus this weekend, have a week off and then will be training for my peer advising position that I have for the upcoming year.