The Pittsburgh Skyline
My first day of my internship is with Giant Eagle will be June 3rd. Although I will be working in Columbus all summer, Day 1 begins in Pittsburgh for orientation, called Embarkation. Pittsburgh is where Giant Eagle headquarters are located and I am looking forward to going there because;
- I have never been to Pittsburgh
- I am looking forward to learning about what I will be doing on a daily basis and…
- I am excited to meet my fellow interns and coworkers
A few months back all the interns received information about our hotel accommodations as well as information about carpooling to Pittsburgh. When I first received this email I was excited to get more information about my internship, but also confused because I did not know that I had to attend an orientation at headquarters. My first reaction was “well, I guess I am supposed to be in Pittsburgh for the first week.” I expected to show up to the store my first day and take it from there, but I am looking forward to this new adventure.
I have been emailing the other interns back and forth, mainly about carpooling to orientation, but I have also connected with most of them on LinkedIn. There are a lot of Ohio State students doing this internship as well as students from Ohio University, John Carroll University, and many more. It is interesting to see many familiar names on the email lists. Lots of these other OSU interns are key players in lots of the Student Organizations that the Fisher College of Business has to offer. So if there was one piece of advice that I have for incoming freshmen or any other Fisher students, it is to join an organization and make an impact. Take on a leadership role and make your name known in the Fisher community. This will help you stand out to recruiters, and as you can see, help you get you an internship.
I am getting excited to start, but I will admit I am a little nervous. I worry that I will mess up, but I guess that is the glory of an internship. It allows me to try new things and learn from my mistakes. I am not expected to know how everything works. In the blink of an eye the adventure will begin, and I am looking forward to seeing where it takes me.
Until next time,