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My Fisher Internship
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Tip #3: Find a Mentor, Be a Mentor

It is imperative as an intern to find a mentor – not only to help you build your network and stay in touch after your internship, but also to maintain sanity during your internship! I am lucky to have several mentors here at KPMG already.  One of the great things about the company’s internship program […]

Learning the ropes…
Learning the ropes...

After hearing some of my peers’ horror stories about internships and being warned to be careful to find one that doesn’t waste my time, I must say that I am beyond pleased with my first three weeks at the Met  Opera Guild. (Wait…Has it really been three weeks?) And let me tell you: I have learned […]

Lesson for the day!

It’s been the fifth week of my internship. I’ve done a lot of things for my supervisor and other co-workers already. I feel like I got familar with at least some part of my routine work, for example, allocating the expenditures to different clients. I feel more relaxed and more comfortable at work. But today […]

Balance
Balance

So far I feel that I’ve learned one big thing and it comes back to something my dad always says, “everything in moderation”.  Don’t get me wrong, I have worked my butt off so far and really think my managers have noticed.  However, I also know that I wouldn’t be able to keep up such […]

Building a Network While Roaming
Building a Network While Roaming

This past weekend I competed in a scrimmage through GCRA (Greater Columbus Rowing Association) along with one of my teammates from Ohio State. The majority of the members of GCRA are people that are out of college with full time jobs, some further along in their career than others. Anyway, during some downtime at the […]

Tip #2: Be Patient
Tip #2:  Be Patient

Let this be not only an internship tip, but also a life lesson… I am hands down one of the most impatient people on the earth – ask any of my friends or family members.  Therefore, being asked to complete tax compliance work for a client while navigating new software and complex systems all on […]

Day In and Day Out
Day In and Day Out

I have entered my third week of work and am starting to finally grasp the project, client, and team. It is a relief that I can now execute some of the same procedures and policies shown to me the first few days on my own. This internship has already been exceptionally challenging because everything is […]

Cannot believe my first week is done(scream…..lol)
Cannot believe my first week is done(scream.....lol)

Hey guys, I’m back to blog. I’ve been in Dublin, Ireland for two weeks already. Because of the design of the EUSA academic internship program, our first week is basically to have a brief interview with my supervisor and get familiar with the city of Dublin and its transportation system. I also did some sightseeing, which […]

Week One Down

First let me say, oh my, are my excel skills lacking!  Working in finance I use excel for basically everything I do and learning how to use it along with learning all of the things I have to do for the job is difficult.  Luckily everyone I work with is extremely patient and helpful so […]

5 Tips for Surviving the First Day
5 Tips for Surviving the First Day

It is safe to say that through my 16+ years of school I have had quite a few first days. You always pack your backpack, lunch, and pick out your clothes the night before. Do a dry run of walking to the bus stop and all your classes. Plus I never can get over those […]

First Day Splurge
First Day Splurge

First Day A Different Location On my first day of work, I actually had to drive to the Titusville, NJ, location instead of my usual Horsham, PA, location, which is about 45 min. away.  Why did I have to do this?  The previous co-ops were performing their final presentations there, and my supervisor wanted me […]

Lunches
Lunches

Recently I started a new project. It’s a little tedious, but it seems like something to do while I get adjusted to the new programs and their functionality. There are only four interns on my floor, and they are all in different divisions. Oftentimes, we go to lunch together. As a cost saving attempt, I […]

Tip #1: ALWAYS be prepared!
Tip #1:  ALWAYS be prepared!

From this point forward, I’ll be posting tips and takeaways from my experience, so here goes #1… On Monday afternoon, I stepped into the hotel elevator to ride down to our opening day session of National Intern Training (NIT).  There was just one person in the elevator already - KPMG’s Deputy Chairman and COO, Henry Keizer.  […]

The OC Chronicles: Orientation Part I
The OC Chronicles: Orientation Part I

*OC = Owens Corning…not to be confused with The OC as in Orange County, Cali or that once-popular tv show following over privileged teens living in said city. This first week has been so crazy, I’m still not entirely sure what just happened. The best way to start, I guess, is at the beginning (deep, […]

Meetings, Meetings and more Meetings
Meetings, Meetings and more Meetings

I’ve met a great deal of people thus far and it’s only the start of week two. Stuffed inside the Regent Court building are thousands of employees from all different backgrounds, working in all different fields. I think the most nerve-wracking experience thus far has been attending meetings. I always thought commenting in Schoenbaum 105 […]

Find the iron
Find the iron

I had a terrible first day at Deloitte Consulting. Now don’t get me wrong: my peers, instructors, and orientation program were great. What’s terrible is that I had to fly to Atlanta for two days of training with nothing but my laptop bag and the clothes on my back. A little background. My name is […]

A little advice
A little advice

Today was my first day at Ford Motor Company, which meant a ton of information being thrown my way during orientation! We had an opportunity to learn about the company policies, do’s and don’ts and everything in between at World Headquarters. The most beneficial part of orientation was talking to a bunch of current FCG’s […]

It All Started With a Mouse

My HR Professor shared with us a quote that (I am horribly paraphrasing) like this, “I blinked and I found out twenty years have flown by.” It’s been a hectic, but amazing four months working at the Walt Disney World Resort. While I still have three more months to go, I have some final thoughts […]

Words of Advice

The past twelve weeks have been more than I could ever ask for. I have personally grown so much and more than I could ever imagine. Whether it was learning new technology or about the business world, I know that learning will never be the same for me. My favorite part of the summer was […]

I lived through my first California earthquake!
I lived through my first California earthquake!

Well, the time has come-I’m all packed up, my last day of my internship is tomorrow, and I just checked the weather for the first time this summer (Ohio is much more unpredictable than California).  AND Mother Nature was kind and didn’t want me to leave without experiencing an earthquake, so on my 2nd to last day- […]

Learning not just for School…
Learning not just for School...

             My high school motto was “Learn not just for school, but for life”. This summer has put that saying to the test! With my internship drawing to a close, I can’t believe everything I have learned. From life advice to college specialization recommendations and even a suggestion to transfer to Penn State (which will […]

Bringin’ It On Home

I had the chance to set up a meeting between the Office of Career Management at Fisher and the Human Resources Managers here at OCLC this week and we were able to talk about the different things that OCLC and Fisher could work together on to create a relationship that would be mutually beneficial. I’m […]

Is there such a thing as typical?

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 […]

Traveling Business Woman
Traveling Business Woman

After all this talk about Physical Inventories, you may be able to tell that I have enjoyed these trips.  It is nice getting out of the office and walk around the warehouses and manufacturing plants to see our products in action.  It can as a surprise to me to hear about this third physical inventory, […]

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