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Saying goodbye to ArcelorMittal

My time with ArcelorMittal was better than I could have ever planned. I stepped into the internship with zero knowledge of the industry and limited knowledge about accounting, yet I never was afraid of failing. Every person I met did their best to help me to understand more about their specific position with the company […]

5 Tips to a Successful Vendor Appointment

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, in the off-price industry for retailers such as Ross, maintaining positive relationships with your vendors is the most important part of forming a concrete foundation for your business. Without these relationships, the vendor will never have you in mind when they suddenly have a cancelled shipment of higher-end merchandise […]

Mission Impossible: Rebranding an Entire Store in Just 1 Week
Mission Impossible: Rebranding an Entire Store in Just 1 Week

Most Marketing majors will never get the opportunity to rebrand a product during their summer internship, but I had the privilege of helping re-brand the Dublin Giant Eagle and re-open it as the brand new Dublin Market District. So far in Ohio there was only one existing Market District in Upper Arlington, now we have […]

Classwork vs. Real Work
Classwork vs. Real Work

One thing I have found fascinating in my internship is when I run into a problem that involves skills I have developed in classes in Fisher. Interestingly enough, only twice have I been able to take classroom experience and apply it to a work task. In fact, this internship has taught me more new concepts […]

How to Survive in Retail: 101
How to Survive in Retail: 101

If there’s one thing you need to know about retail, it’s that it never-ever ends.  When you work in a Grocery Store that is open 24 hours a day, you realize that your 8-4 workday is more or less a guideline. If retail was a city, it would be New York; the city that never […]

And these..are the days of our lives.
And these..are the days of our lives.

Happy Friday! I am about 2 months into my internship and am truly feeling like a member of the team here at Goodyear. I thought I would share what a normal day looks like as an intern here. I get up around 6-6:15 depending on how many times I hit that glorious snooze button. I […]

What You Don’t Learn In Class

Yesterday, I had my mid-internship assessment with my supervisor and formal mentor. This is something that is a requirement of Shell’s intern program and is to be done as close to halfway through the internship as possible. I can’t believe it’s almost halfway over already. My mentor asked me what has been the most challenging […]

Embarkation Week in Pittsburgh, PA
Embarkation Week in Pittsburgh, PA

My journey with Giant Eagle began at Embarkation week in Pittsburgh, PA.  I had expected our orientation sessions to be in-depth training on how to do our jobs, ex. how to write an order. However, I was very wrong. We embarked on a benchmarking project, where we compared Giant Eagle’s banners (Market District, Giant Eagle […]

When in Doubt, Brunch it Out
When in Doubt, Brunch it Out

Things are definitely kicking up at Ford!  The days go by so quickly–maybe because I’m working with Quick Lane…I am not sure if I mentioned this already, but my project this summer is all about Quick Lane.  Quick Lanes are light repair and maintenance centers, but are for all makes and all models!  Bring your […]

My Buckeye Network
My Buckeye Network

My whole life I’ve been a huge Buckeyes fan and was beyond excited to be accepted into graduate school at Ohio State because that meant I would be an actual part of the buckeye family! Really, I just couldn’t wait to experience the athletics here and all the great sports teams Ohio State has. But […]

Where did that month go?!

I cannot believe that I am already done with my first month of my internship. It has flown by! This month has been full of new experiences from learning how to be efficient in meetings to networking at out of office events. All in all, it has been a fantastic experience. One main thing I […]

Getting Antsy to Start With Giant Eagle
Getting Antsy to Start With Giant Eagle

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 […]

Excelling in Excel…Not Quite!
Excelling in Excel...Not Quite!

As you might be able to tell from the title of my post, I’ve been using Excel a TON so far in my job!  At least 85% of most of my work days consist of analyzing and constructing spreadsheets!  That being said, the skills learned in my freshmen CS&E class that I struggled through are […]

My First Week at Cardinal Health
My First Week at Cardinal Health

Hi everyone! My name is Jennah Kannard and I will be a senior in the fall. This summer, I will be working as a marketing intern at Cardinal Health in Dublin, Ohio. This will be my first internship, so I look forward to sharing my experiences and advice with other Fisher students through the course […]

My Summer with Ford has Begun!
My Summer with Ford has Begun!

Hello my lovely Fisher family!  I honestly can’t believe this is my last summer as an undergrad at OSU.  I’m not quite sure I’m ready to step into the “real world” next year, but hopefully interning with Ford Motor Company this summer will help me feel closer to being an adult! When I was first […]

First Week at Goodyear!
First Week at Goodyear!

Hi everyone! I’m Annie, about to be a junior studying human resources  (make time stop please?) I have just completed my first week as an HR intern with Goodyear in Akron, OH! One word can sum up my first week: overwhelming. But, overwhelming in the best way! From meeting everyone in my office, finding my […]

The final presentation!

I can’t believe my internship is finally coming to an end! It’s been a rollercoaster, yet it’s been incredibly rewarding! My final presentation consisted of recommendations and in-depth analysis of new technologies. I was working hard doing practice presentations for several managers and some of my coworkers as well to obtain some feedback and I […]

Pushing to the End

In my final weeks at Ford Motor Company, I found myself working a lot of long hours doing some intense analysis. I created my own project looking at up-and-coming technologies and I wanted to make sure I covered every base. I began by working out what I wanted to solve. I set up a framework […]

Helpful Hints

Coming into the 10th and final week of my internship at Exel, I thought that I’d give a list of advice that I learned while interning this summer.   Always have a pen and a notebook with you. I don’t know how many times I might be walking from a meeting or sitting at my […]

Words of Wisdom
Words of Wisdom

Throughout the Summer I have been on different calls with different facets of the company, as well as had a team that was not afraid to share their thoughts. Throughout the summer I jotted down words of advice that really resonated with me. Words of Wisdom from around the office: Happiness is most important and […]

Meeting with Mark Fields
Meeting with Mark Fields

This week, the marketing interns had the opportunity to chat with Mark Fields, president of The Americas at Ford Motor Company. He offered us some advice that applies not only at Ford Motor Company, but also in our daily lives: Feedback is incredibly important. As tough as it is to hear, it’s best to know […]

What?! School Prepares You for Work?!
What?!  School Prepares You for Work?!

This week I’m switching it up from tips for some much-needed reflection.  I have to say that I can’t imagine a better program to prepare me for an internship with the Big Four than Fisher’s Accounting Honors Program. A huge part of my internship is examining tax compliance work from a prior year and preparing […]

Don’t show up empty handed for the meeting!

“Mengjia, let’s go to the meeting……” my supervisor just called me and asked me to attend their weekly meeting. This is coming so fast. First of all, I’ve never seen an all-employee-together meeting before and I’ve already been here for four weeks. Second of all, what do they need me for? I just stood there […]

Rapid Rides
Rapid Rides

I hear the low rumbling of the rapid transit approaching and my standard leisurely stroll becomes a full out sprint, and I flail and stumble to the rapid station in my suit and heels. I avoid eye contact with the amused passengers, slide sheepishly into a seat and breathe a sigh of relief as I […]

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