Written by: Anna Wang
“Oh yea, I didn’t put on deodorant today, hmmm…. hopefully that’s not an issue.”–thoughts I think during a meeting
LUCKILY I don’t think it was an issue (whew!)
….Anyone remember that really corny yet unfortunately catchy Arrid commercial, by the way??
Here’s a video to jog your memory.
Whenever I think of stress, I always think of Arrid, it’s like, I can’t NOT connect the two! …. And now I have put that thought in your head and used a double negative, wooo!
Over the past few days, my trainer and I have run through actuals, accruals, BVAs, POs, headcount, journal entries, etc. This particular co-op role is very integral to close, so there is a lot of work that needs done. Not only that, the former co-op is also training me, and I am trying to learn the process of close while simultaneously actually doing close. Yep, definitely a lot on the plate!
Despite the work load and stress, I am content in saying that (fortunately) I do enjoy my job and I look forward to going in there everyday. That is a fact.
Johnson and Johnson is HUGE on not only its Credo (see previous entry for more details!), but also on networking. Eventually I’ll have to schedule one-on-ones with people from my team and teams I’ll work with closely. We’ll discuss projects, goals, etc.
Today, I had my first one-on-one with my manager. It was a bit intimidating, not gonna lie! Networking in the business world is a whole different breed than networking with professors at school.
I decided to come in with an agenda that I typed up, printed, and gave to her; it served as an outline of topics we’d discuss. The 1:1 (<–short-hand) today went great. We got to know each other a little better, and now I feel more comfortable communicating with her. We went over some goals and objectives I’d like to work on (as of now) during the co-op, but those will most likely change as time moves forward. The two of us will have a one-on-one every two weeks for the rest of my co-op.
Networking is a topic constantly rehashed in business classes. I never realized how important it was until having to actually do it! haha. Because networking is SO important here and practically at any company, I am positive I will bring it up again in this blog. The more I learn about dancing with the business networking beast, the more knowledge and advice I’ll impart here.
Tomorrow, my fellow co-workers and I get to do a community service event that helps out the homeless. It’ll be nice to help out society and to take a breather from work. Plus I’m sure it’ll be fun. :)
Until next time!