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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 […]

My Great American Road Trip, and First Day Jitters
My Great American Road Trip, and First Day Jitters

Five days and some 2,250 miles later, I’ve arrived in Los Angeles to begin the first of my nine weeks with Ross Stores, Inc. My drive was anything but boring: my brother and I left Columbus in search of some of America’s greatest landmarks, like the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO and Grand Canyon […]

A Week To Remember
A Week To Remember

My first week with Univar can be summed up in three words: overwhelming, exciting and eye-opening. From the first day I walked through the doors of the Strongsville distribution center, I was caught in a whirlwind. From meeting all of the employees and my program mentor, touring the Cleveland facilities, going through new hire training, […]

First Day: Complete
First Day: Complete

Today I began my journey as an intern in the steel industry. I arrived at ArcelorMittal in downtown Cleveland at 8 am and was excited to meet seven other interns. However, after introductions I realized that all seven of them were mechanical and electrical engineers and I was the only financial intern. But, of all […]

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 […]

Hugs and Kisses – Culture at Dow
Hugs and Kisses – Culture at Dow

Week one of working with The Dow Chemical Company was an abrupt contrast to the somber corporate accounting department I was expecting to be a part of.  It was week 3 of co-location and the Brazil team was getting ready to head back home.  To my surprise the level of emotion in the room was […]

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 […]

A maze of Cubicles
A maze of Cubicles

I’ve realized that the learning curve is steep. Just finding my way around has been a challenge, Exel’s America’s Support Center (the corporate headquarters of the Americas) is split between 2 buildings on 5 out of the 10 total floors. I’ve never worked in an office so navigating the maze of cubicals was a challenge […]

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 […]

From Chi-town to a very dry town
From Chi-town to a very dry town

Week 1: Well I’ve gone through my first full week of work with Discover Financial services and I’ve loved it all so far.  During my first week, I was put through a lot of training presentations and didn’t really get to do any actual work.  It’s not all bad though, after two days of training […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

So, I get off the A train…Now what?
So, I get off the A train...Now what?

I gave the commute a trial run this weekend, and on Monday when I got off the subway at 59th and Columbus Circle, I suddenly felt like the internship was real, more tangible than it had been before.   (The NYC Subway app might be the best $0.99 ever spent, by the way, maybe with the […]

My First Day
My First Day

Hi Everyone! My first day at KeyBank left me utterly exhausted.  Initially, our orientation had four people, giving me the mistaken impression that the internship pool at Key was small.  To my surprise, when we took our picture, it looked as if the pool was 50+ strong!  This was very exciting, and I got to […]

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 […]

Pixie Dust, Princesses and Pirates. Oh my!
Pixie Dust, Princesses and Pirates. Oh my!

So much has happened since I got down to Disney and I have so much to say in such little time! I’ll try my best to really describe everything in the coming weeks. For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with me on Facebook or in real life, I work at the World […]

Settling In
Settling In

DAY 1 As I set out for my first day of work I could not help but feel very excited and a little nervous.  I was not totally sure what would take place during the day- Who would I meet?  What would I do?  Was I wearing the right clothes?  Should I bring a lunch? […]

Time Flies When You’re In Training
Time Flies When You're In Training

Wow! What a crazy few weeks it has been and time is flying by. I’m trying not to think about that too much because I’m really enjoying my internship and Fort Collins, Colorado. So what’s it like working for the biggest beer company in the world (1 out of every 2 beers in North America […]

Day 1: It’ll never be dull here!
Day 1: It'll never be dull here!

“It will never be dull around here” is what my manager has been telling me on day one.  The HR staff welcomed us with an invitation to a new conference room where they offered us a light and tasty breakfast as well as all this great information on Scotts’ benefits and facilities. Scotts has its […]

Can I Please Scooter to Work?
Can I Please Scooter to Work?

Yes you can if you work at the Abercrombie & Fitch Home Office in New Albany, Ohio. My first day of work as a merchant intern was on Monday, June 27th and it was AMAZING! I am interning with a class of 9 other students (5 from Northwestern, 1 from Dartmouth, 2 others from OSU and […]

Greetings from American Greetings

After packing up my car, I headed to North Olmsted, Ohio, my destination for summer 2011. Moving into my hotel apartment was a little difficult, but after a couple hours, I was all settled. All the interns got together for a mini barbeque at the hotel’s gazebo. There are a few fellow buckeyes in my […]

Week one of the real world
Week one of the real world

Hi all, This past week was my first full work week at Cardinal Health and so much has happened already! The first day consisted of intern orientation, in which we learned the logistics of Cardinal (technology, expectations etc.) toured the facilities, and met our managers for the first time face to face. I had never […]

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