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Summer 2010 Authors

Bloggers from Summer 2010 are listed below. Click a student’s name to read their My Fisher Internship posts!

To see a list of current My Fisher Internship bloggers, visit the main Authors page.

Lauren Acton

That’s me!

Hi everyone! My name is Lauren Acton, and I’m a third year dual degree student, majoring in Marketing in the Fisher College of Business and Strategic Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences.

I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio (eastsider, if that means anything to you!) and graduated from a Catholic, all girls high school called Saint Ursula Academy, so when I got to Ohio State, it was a huge change! To make Ohio State seem a little smaller, I got involved in activities such as the FYE Leadership Collaborative and the Honors Contract.

This summer, I’ll be participating in my fourth internship. As a sophomore, I was a Marketing and Administrative Intern in the Ohio Union during the school year, and an Event Planning Intern with the Cincinnati Reds (go reds!) the following summer. This year, I was a Partnership Marketing Intern with the Columbus Blue Jackets. So, if you couldn’t tell, I love sports!!

I was hoping to return to intern with the Cincinnati Reds this summer because it was such a wonderful experience. However, they were unable to rehire me, so my search began! I began with small marketing firms in the Columbus and Cincinnati areas, and also networked with my past supervisors. After a few weeks of searching I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and apply for big companies like Nike, Procter and Gamble, and Time Inc. I had a few interviews and a few declines, but finally all my hard work paid off!

This summer, I will be a Time Inc. Consumer Marketing and Sales Intern, specifically with Sports Illustrated. I’ll be working on their digital content, which includes,, and I’ll be located in New York City and am beyond excited – I’ve never even visited NYC, let alone lived there! So please, if you have any fun ideas of things to do, let me know!

Read Lauren’s posts.

Aimee Agliam

Hi Everyone!

My name is Aimee Agliam, and I’m a fourth year student from the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. I attended Walsh Jesuit High School, near Akron, Ohio. Although many people wouldn’t go to such a huge school, I chose to go to Ohio State because of its size. With a large school comes a great amount of diversity and opportunities available for students. As far as I can tell, Ohio State has done that for me. It has given me opportunities and resources to meet new people, try new activities, decide my future, and prepare for my career. Bio Picture

I am one of many interns for the OSU Athletic Department, working in Fan Experience and Promotions. Also, I am a Student Core Team Leader at the St. Thomas More Newman Center. There, I will help coordinate service projects with the Catholic community at Ohio State.

I will graduate with a dual degree in Marketing (Fisher College of Business) and Hospitality Management (College of Education and Human Ecology). After graduation, I hope to work in Hospitality Management or in Sports Marketing/Operations. In my spare time, I absolutely love following Cleveland sports (Cavs, Tribe, Browns). I also enjoy traveling, being with my family and friends, and anything that has to do with food, especially cooking.

This summer, Fisher gave me, along with 9 other OSU students, the opportunity to participate in the EUSA Academic Internship Program in Dublin. This program places students in unpaid internships relating to their career interests. The programs available at Ohio State are London, Dublin, and Madrid. Our stay in Dublin will last eight weeks (June 21- August 21). My internship is with Basketball Ireland, which is the governing body for organized basketball in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. I recently learned that basketball is the third largest sport in Ireland. My duties at BI will include marketing and event organization and management, among other things. This summer will be quite an adventure for us here in Dublin. I’m looking forward to starting my internship next week, and telling you about my experiences.

I have my introductory interview tomorrow, I’ll let you know how it goes!

Read Aimee’s posts.

Katie Deye

Hi everybody!

My name is Katie Deye and I’m a third year marketing major here at Fisher and co-founder of JAM (Just A Minute). Last summer, I interned in Dublin, Ohio for Cardinal Health in their Meetings, Events, and Tradeshows Department. I learned a lot from that experience, particularly with what it is like to work the 9 to 5 and make the adjustment from college to the “real world” we always hear so much about.

When I’m not working, I spend a lot of time playing tennis and running around Fisher. Although I’ve been in Columbus the past 3 years, I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and absolutely love my hometown.

Along those lines, I am excited be returning home this summer to work for Procter & Gamble in brand management for the Old Spice Global Design Team. So what is brand management? Basically, it is being the manager of a brand – simple right? I am working to build the brand image of Old Spice through marketing techniques to increase our value to the customer. Essentially I will be working to conquer male body odor – one pit at a time.

I am excited to write about what I will be doing with Old Spice this summer and what new funny commercials might be coming your way. I might even get to meet the man on the horse! I’ll be sure to keep you updated.

The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

Read Katie’s posts.

Katie Einzig

Hello Fisher Bloggers!

I am Katie Einzig and to clarify, I am a die-hard Browns, Cavs, and Tribe fan. I am in no way a supporter of Pittsburgh sports, I’m just calling this city home for the summer and might as well be a champ while I’m here. I just finished my third year at Fisher, majoring in Operations Management, minoring and Economics. And while I’m not spending my summer in the city of lights, I am spending it in the City of Bridges.

Over the next ten weeks I will be the Merchandising Intern for Aerie Bras at American Eagle Corporate Headquarters (more to come on the bras!) in the Southside Works, one of Pittsburgh’s coolest neighborhoods! Not to mention the fact that AE hooked all the interns up with amazing apartments with a view at Heinz Lofts (yes, its the old ketchup factory) in the Strip District (again, another cool neighborhood), and matched me with roommates who have a shared understanding that coffee and InStyle Magazine are key to survival.

So besides checking out bras and lingerie all day, here is a little about me and what I do. I’m from Youngstown, Ohio and went to Liberty High School (LHS You Know!) I come from a family of Buckeyes and have been a Tressel fan since his Youngstown State days. This is my second internship, last summer I worked for a State Representative in Columbus, and while I learned how to mail merge, I also learned politics are not for me. I’ve played tennis practically my whole life, have an obsession with the Food Network and all things Bobby Flay, my favorite place on campus is the sun deck at the RPAC, I think Anne Hathaway is flawless and that Bill Simmons is the one of the greatest sports writers ever, and I will NEVER turn down a red velvet cupcake.

I’m so excited for all AE has to offer, so bring on the bras!

Read Katie’s posts.

Derrick Emmendorfer

Hello everyone. My name is Derrick Emmendorfer, and I’m a third year here at Fisher. I’m double specializing in finance and accounting, with a minor in economics. Next year I’ll be working towards my Master of Accounting as part of the combined BSBA/Macc program. If you’re an undergraduate finance or accounting student, I would definitely apply for this program!

I’m originally from Stow, Ohio which is about 15 minutes north of Akron. I went to Walsh Jesuit High School where I played baseball for 4 years. I decided to attend Ohio State because I wanted to take advantage of all that a big school has to offer.

This summer I’ll be interning with Deloitte & Touche in New York City. I’ll be interning in the audit practice. More specifically, I’ll be auditing a global investment bank as well as one of the world’s largest private equity firms. I’m very exited about this opportunity and I can’t wait to get started.

I’m looking forward to sharing my summer experience with all of you. Last summer I benefited from following one of the bloggers, so I hope I can provide a similar learning experience for all of you. Continue to check back for updates.

Read Derrick’s posts.

Mindy Moore

Hello Friends of Fisher!

My name is Mindy Sue Moore and I just completed my third year at The Fisher College of Business specializing in Accounting with a minor in Legal Foundations of Society. I am originally from Sidney, OH, a city of about 20,000 people located about an hour and a half west of Columbus and north of Dayton, OH. For all the country music fans reading, the one and probably only reason I would recommend visiting my hometown is for the upcoming three day Country Concert Music Festival. I have developed a love for country music at Country Concert and have seen performances by Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Big & Rich, Gary Allan and many more!

Coming to Ohio State was an experience in itself after graduating in a class of just 67 students from Lehman Catholic High School. I was challenged to create my own ‘personal brand’ and became involved at Ohio State through the FYE Leadership Collaborative, Kappa Delta Sorority, and Alternative Break Programs to Chicago, New Orleans, and Atlanta. After ‘falling’ into accounting (now one of the best decisions I think I have made) I became involved within Fisher in FCP, The Professional Development Program, French Connection, and next year I will serve as a Career Coach for The Office of Career Management. This winter, I completed a Federal Tax internship at KPMG in the Columbus office, which gave me an unbelievable opportunity to develop my technical skills, and to work in a collaborative culture amongst some of the brightest professionals.

In reflection on my experiences at Fisher last fall, I decided that with the exception of enrolling in one of the largest public universities in the country, my experience related to adapting to new work environments, especially those of international nature were lacking. That led to my search for study abroad programs, and eventually to my participation in the EUSA internship program at Fisher. This summer I will be an intern for the Legal Department at GE Capital Solutions Europe Limited, a subdivision of the sector of GE Capital Finance in London, England. I am looking forward to not only gaining an insight into international organizations and a broader understand of corporate law, but to traveling internationally for my very first time!

If we don’t share a love of country music, hopefully I can at least interest you by sharing some of my upcoming World Cup pub experiences, insight into the 2012 London Olympic Games, or simply by sharing some of my failures & triumphs of living and working in a new country. Words can’t explain my excitement to spend this summer living in London and I am excited to share it with you!


Mindy Moore

Read Mindy’s posts.

Seth Myers

Hello everyone. My name is Seth Myers and I am a third year in Fisher College of Business. I am double specializing in accounting and finance, as well as minoring in economics. That probably makes a lot of people cringe, but my main goal is to obtain a well rounded business degree.

I am originally from a small town called Clayton, Ohio which is in the Northmont School District. Clayton is just outside of Dayton. Yes, I do realize that my town’s name is not very original seeing as though it’s very similar to Dayton. During high school, I participated in football, baseball, tennis, and track. I also worked a few jobs and tried to stay involved in a high school clubs.

Upon graduating from Ohio State, I would like to go into consulting for anywhere from 2 to 5 years. Ideally, I would like to get my MBA after a couple years of experience and eventually either move into Corporate Finance or start my own business. My brother and I have always dreamed of starting our own business, but that would be at least 10 years down the road.

I look forward to keeping you updated on my summer internship. I will be working out of New York City for a financial services company called Duff & Phelps. It should be quite the experience, seeing as though I only visited New York for the first time in early May. My internship will be in Corporate Finance Consulting where I will be primarily involved with Portfolio Valuation. I hope to learn a lot, gain a lot of exposure, and meet a bunch of new people.

Read Seth’s posts.

Jenna Nash

My name is Jenna Nash and I graduated a few weeks ago from Fisher with my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration specializing in Human Resources. Last week, I began my second HR internship with The Boeing Company. Last summer, I found my internship through FisherConnect and was hired as an HR intern in Boeing’s Global Staffing department in Seattle, Washington. Now a college graduate and soon to be graduate student at Cornell University, I will be spending the summer in St. Louis as the Leadership Talent Management – Organization Effectiveness Intern at the Boeing Leadership Center.

Boeing Leadership Center

I am working with the Business Integration team where I will be assessing the application and impact training has on business solutions. I am looking forward to learning about how to assess training programs through survey collection and data analysis that I will be conducting with my team throughout the summer. Thus far, I have learned a lot about the various leadership and training programs Boeing provides to its emerging leaders and current managers. Additionally, I have been gaining more insight on how corporations create succession plans and assess their return on investment from Training and Development.

The “BLC” is full of positive, motivated employees who look forward to coming to work everyday. Training and Development had a completely different definition in my mind after only one day at the BLC. Keep following my blog to learn more about my second internship experience with The Boeing Company!

Read Jenna’s posts.

Josh Puterbaugh

Hello everyone! My name is Josh Puterbaugh and I am an Accounting major from Cleveland, Ohio. I graduated from Saint Ignatius High School in 2007 and will be graduating from The Ohio State University Spring Quarter of 2011.

This summer, I am interning with KPMG LLP in their Chicago office, as well as their Dublin, Ireland office during the month of July. (more on that later!) KPMG is a Big Four accounting firm that works with both publicly traded and privately traded companies. The firm works to assist its clients with all of their audit, advisory, and tax needs. My position in the Chicago office is within KPMG’s Audit practice and my position in the Dublin, Ireland office is within KPMG’s Advisory practice.

KPMG offers a Global Internship Program that all interns can apply for upon acceptance of their internship offers and I am one of the interns that was selected for the program. This summer, KPMG is sending interns to Brazil, India, New Zealand, France, Norway, South Africa, and of course, Ireland.

I am looking forward to the opportunity to spend four weeks in Dublin working for KPMG and learning more about the business practices of another country. I just recently took Fisher’s International Business class so the timing for this international internship could not have been more perfect!

I spent this past week in training for both the Global Internship Program and technical training for Audit and will blog about that experience soon!

- Josh

Read Josh’s posts.

Sean Roach

Hello everyone,

This is my first post so I’ll start with an introduction. I’m a third year student from Cleveland and I’m triple majoring in Finance, International Business and Spanish along with a minor in Linguistics. I’m a member of Honors Contract and Fisher Futures. Outside of class, I holds officer positions in three student organizations and I’m a captain of the men’s Ultimate Frisbee team. I play classical piano, hacky sack, and I ride a unicycle. Next year, I will finish my undergraduate degree after a study abroad in Madrid, Spain.

In the following weeks I’m going to start my summer internship at Boeing Corporation in Seattle, Washington. I’m going to be performing cost-analyses on the new 787 Dreamliner plane. Basically Boeing needs to predict how much this new plane is going to cost to build in the future, and since it is a brand new plane there is a lot of speculation about potential costs. My job is to work with engineers to understand what materials they are using, and then I put together a financial model on the computer which will predict the costs of those materials and construction in the future.

So, I’m happy to be here and look forward to posting more.


Read Sean’s posts.

Scott Rosenthal

Scott Rosenthal, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

Hello everyone, congrats to all on completing your year of school and I wish you all an exciting summer. My name is Scott Rosenthal, and I just completed my second year at OSU in the Fisher College of Business. I am an Operations Management and Pre-Law major with an Entrepreneurship minor. Basically, I am working hard to become a strong businessman, while keeping the law school card in my back pocket if it is something I decide to pursue in the near future.

This summer, I have the honor of interning at the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission in lovely downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland sports!? Sounds heartbreaking! No–this is separate from the annual letdown’s of the Cavaliers, Indians and Browns. Basically, the Commission’s everyday goal is to seek out, plan and execute sporting events in the city of Cleveland that help improve the area’s economy, quality of life and image. Using national and international sporting events that attract upwards of 12,000 people greatly enhances the image of the city as they, at least for a weekend here and there, become the focal point for certain groups of athletes. For example, the Continental Cup, an international youth soccer, basketball and baseball tournament located at sporting complexes around the city’s suburbs, will attract over 10,000 people PER DAY from July 1-4 this year. This event is one the largest the Sports Commission puts on and involves the hard work of all of its employees and five interns. I will be greatly assisting in the planning and execution of this event and others, with a focus on Marketing and Corporate Partner Activations. The Marketing Coordinator and I will be working very closely this summer.

BEAUTIFUL Downtown Cleveland

As a Cleveland native since birth (Solon to be exact), I live and die by Cleveland sports (mostly die) every single day of my life. Unlike most Clevelanders, I love the city and hope to live and raise a family here in the future. It has always been my home and will continue to be!

Stay tuned for more from on what will be a great experience this summer with Cleveland sports. Good luck to everyone in Fisher with their summer plans!

Read Scott’s posts.

Kim Schmahl

Hi everyone! My name is Kim Schmahl and I just finished my third year at Ohio State as a Marketing and Logistics major. I’m from Fairfield, Ohio, which is a suburb just north of Cincinnati. Since coming to OSU, I’ve gotten involved in several organizations here on campus, like Relay for Life‘s planning committee and Buckeyes of Ronald McDonald House. Within Fisher, I am a member of Students Consulting for Non-profit Organizations and am in the Honors Cohort Program.

Unlike many of my classmates, I didn’t always know I wanted to go into business. When I arrived at Ohio State as a freshman, I had no idea what I wanted to major in, but there was one thing I did know: that I am interested in non-profits. In high school, most everything I was involved in was community service based, and, as you may have noticed from the organizations I am in, volunteering is still a big part of my life here at OSU. A career in the non-profit sector seemed like a natural fit for me, but I still wasn’t sure what to study. After changing my major a few times, I finally found myself at home in Fisher and hope that I will be able to use my business degree to make a difference in the community.

This summer I was fortunate enough to find an internship with a local non-profit. I will be participating in the Summer Fellowship Program with the Columbus Foundation. The way it works is the foundation matches the 10 fellows, or interns, with different non-profit organizations around Columbus. I will be working at the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association of Central and Southern Ohio, which works to support patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease, raise awareness for the illness and fund research to find a cure. I will be working in the Patient Services department to plan an event for patients and their caregivers and physicians. In addition to working at the ALS Association, all of us fellows will have other opportunities to learn about non-profits through speakers and other events put on by the foundation. This summer, I hope to not only learn a lot about ALS and the ALS Association and the inner-workings of the organization, but also to learn about the non-profit world in general through the opportunities provided by the Columbus Foundation. I am incredibly excited to get started and can’t wait to share my summer with you!

Read Kim’s posts.

Alex Shellhammer

Before I formally introduce myself, let’s get some things out there that truly define who I am: I love sports and may comment about them often this summer. I am an Indians fan, a Cavs fan, a Browns fan, a Roger Federer fan, and a true Buckeye. I want to live in a big city. I like to read for pleasure. I love vacations to California. I wish I could see my nephew everyday; love my family. And I can listen to almost any song and I will probably know all of the words.

Sitting on a Bench

Sitting on a Bench!

So, hello there! My name is Alex Shellhammer and I am a third year Marketing major and Entrepreneurship minor here at Fisher. I am very excited to be working for Cardinal Health this summer on the Meetings and Events Team. I am anticipating my experience there to be enjoyable, fun, and time consuming!

I grew up in Oregon, Ohio which is outside of Toledo. I went to Clay High School and played softball and tennis. I was also very involved in student government (planning events) and DECA, our marketing class. When I was old enough to understand the concept of going to college, I had already decided that Ohio State was the one. Thoughts of dating Craig Krenzel and majoring in Molecular Genetics (so I could meet him) made up most of my days when I was fourteen. Then, after heading to the DECA National Conference my senior year to participate in the Entrepreneurship competition, I thought maybe business was more my calling. And, Craig was already graduated anyway. Hence, here I am at Fisher!

Student Involvement is very important to me because I know that building relationships is essential to the developmental success of students. Because of my involvement, I was able to accept a campus job at the Undergraduate Admissions office working on recruitment events for high school students. A job planning events? What could be better? Plus, it introduced me to some amazing people. I am also involved in student organizations that allow me to use my creative side to come up with new ideas and opportunities for events. Through these student organizations, I was able to land an interview at Cardinal Health this year – in Meetings and Events no less!

As you can see, events are my thing. I love to plan them, love to work on teams, and love to see people happy. To me, it is all about relationships. Your opportunities become endless when you are able to be open with people and really let them see your true self. I cannot wait for this summer to learn more about how I can be better and I cannot wait to tell you all about it!

Read Alex’s posts.

Paul Sobecki

Tall. Skinny. (Although college is being credited with slowly, but surely altering this) Pale. A 5 on a scale of 1 to 10 in the looks department? And if that all isn’t enough, how about coming to visit me in Mark Twain’s hometown. Sound like someone you may be interested in? Probably not, so it’s a good thing that I have a good sense of humor. Give me a chance and follow my blog this summer.

My Summer House

Hey Everyone! My name is Paul Sobecki and I am a third year in Logistics and Operations Management at the Fisher College of Business. If you don’t know what those two specializations mean, don’t worry, I’m still figuring all the details out too. Last summer, I worked at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company World Headquarters, located in Marysville, Ohio. I had the great pleasure of working in their Supply Chain Innovation group. This summer I am working for General Mills in one of their field locations, located in Hannibal, Missouri.

I grew up in Centerville, Ohio, just south of Dayton, where I attended Archbishop Alter High School. Throughout my years there I played basketball, football, and soccer. I spent a lot of my time from 8th grade until my sophomore year of college working at my grade school, The Church of Incarnation, with my best friend Dan Biga. Shifting from soccer to football during my junior year in high school, I found a true passion for the sport.

After deciding to forgo the opportunity to walk on the Penn State football team and deciding to attend The Ohio State University, I put my best foot forward (no pun intended) and took a shot at becoming a member of the Buckeye football team. When the news came in that I did not make the team, I decided to shift my efforts towards school. However, I am now the all-star intramural punter for my team, Sampson Simpson, 2009 Intramural Football Champs!

I am really looking forward to my summer at General Mills: meeting new people, expanding my horizons, doing some traveling, and making a difference in my role. I am very excited to be able to share my experiences and instill some of my wisdom (the little I have) upon all of my followers.

Until we meet again on my next blog!

Read Paul’s posts.

Sara Weil

Hey millions of fans and followers! (Well, maybe not yet, but I’m sure by the time I’m done I’ll be selling ad space like I’m Mark Zuckerberg)

Does starting off the summer by flying to a summit in Palm Springs, California and living in an apartment on the gorgeous shore of Lake Michigan sound like something you might be interested in? Then do I have the blog for you!

My name is Sara Weil, and I will be interning with Nestle USA in Fremont, MI with their Gerber division doing procurement (purchasing). Last summer, I interned with Bare Escentuals in Columbus as an operations intern, and the summer prior to that I volunteered with migrant children in Tel Aviv, Israel, so I am very excited for a new change of scenery with a very cool company!

So that is what I do, now let me tell you who I am! Let’s get the boring out of the way first: I am going to be a senior (I have a major Peter Pan problem – I can’t grow up!), I am majoring in marketing and economics and minoring in Hebrew, and I am from Cincinnati, OH – whodey!

I love my puppy, Holden!

I love world travel! I went to Shanghai over spring break!

Okay, boring part is over. I have a skyline obsession. I love HGTV; my future dream is to buy an old house (you can’t trust new builders – they put no love into their craftsmanship!) and renovate it completely, starting with the kitchen. I love scrabble, scategories, Harry Potter and crossword puzzles; sometimes nerdy things can be fun.

I can’t wait for this summer to get started!

Read Sara’s posts.

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