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My Fisher Internship
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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 […]

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 […]

Already Finishing Week 2!

I can’t believe I have already finished my first two weeks with ArcelorMittal – time is flying by. The most exciting part of week 2 was that I finally got into a daily routine of projects and tasks I can do. My title is Associate Financial Analyst – Intern but as of right now, I […]

How Does My Time At OSU Relate?

I don’t know about anyone else, but this is something that I used to always wonder while in class at OSU.  I used to sit there and think “I don’t see how any of this is ever going to help me”.  And now I feel that I finally have at least a partial answer. First, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finance Intern Event: Harvard Case Study
Finance Intern Event: Harvard Case Study

One of the events planned for finance interns at Scotts is a case study project and presentation. We had to block off most our schedule for this day because we only had those 9 hours in a workday to complete the case! There were four of us all together: two accounting majors, one finance major […]

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 […]

Excel at Excel.
Excel at Excel.

Excel at Excel.  That is my greatest suggestion for all Fisher students.  Because it was required for my Finance major, I took the CSE 200 course that everyone seems to dread–including myself!  I never thought I would say this, but I wish there was a sequential CSE course for business students or at least I […]

CSE easy as 123

If you are an aspiring business major or are currently in Fisher, you know that one of the most dreaded pre-requisite classes is CS&E 200 (Computer Science & Engineering).  For those of you who do not know, this class teaches the ins-and-outs of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. When I took the class, I took […]

What Color Are You?

Don’t worry, that question isn’t nearly as offensive as it sounds. Here at OCLC, that question refers to your Birkman color, an assessment that identifies what your interests are, what your usual behavior is like, what your needs are and how you react if you do not have those needs met. It is a tool […]

Midway Point in Midland

Countdown continues, my summer in Midland is already half over, meaning 5 weeks to go. Although I have only had 6 weeks of having an internship within the corporate field I feel I’ve picked up a few good tid bits of advice I can share: Know what time zone people are on: making an international […]

A Day full of Surprises
A Day full of Surprises

What is the one thing every true Buckeye fan cannot stand? The Michigan fight song (or anything Michigan related) in my mind. Well on my first day of work I met my boss who is a huge Michigan fan. As he was wearing his maize and blue striped shirt he “honored” me by playing the Michigan […]

Everything You Need to Know You Learned in Kindergarten.. (and business management 331)
Everything You Need to Know You Learned in Kindergarten.. (and business management 331)

We all do it, sit in class and wonder when we’re going to use VLOOKUP, or when calculating the re-order point is going to help us roll in the big bucks.  Well, here is your answer, all the time and hopefully very soon, but please be patient because hard work doesn’t warrant instant results, it […]

What is audit?

So I’ve told you that my internship is in the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche, but I’m guessing that many of you may not understand what the job entails.  Auditors are responsible for examining the financial statements of a company in order to generate an independent opinion on whether or not those financial statements […]

Officially a Nerd, Part 1

Today, my fellow interns officially designated me the “Resident Nerd,” and I have to admit, I’m a little proud of it.  It all started on my second day, when I had an Excel Orientation with the other Time Consumer Marketing interns.  Anyone who knows me can vouch for the fact that I absolutely positively LOVE […]

Saving the Boeing Company, 1 Penny at a Time
Saving the Boeing Company, 1 Penny at a Time

My second week is ending and I’m finally grasping my role at Boeing.  I essentially am rescuing the much delayed, overbudget, and problem-ridden 787 program, one penny at a time.  When a customer wants to change a standard feature on thier 787, I tell them how much to pay.    And how do I decide […]

Superstar?
Superstar?

          “This, after all, is why they are called superstars.     They are different from the rest. They move the needle.” Howard Bryant, ESPN.       Now that the NBA Finals are over, my LeBron tracker is turned on, and Wimbledon is in full swing (no pun intended) with […]

Week One & Sports Galore
Week One & Sports Galore

One week in the books at the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, and I am already grateful for the opportunity presented to me this summer. To review, the Sports Commission is charged with seeking out, planning and executing sporting events for the Cleveland area, to help improve the quality of life and image of the city. […]

General Thoughts about being an Intern

Hi everybody. My name is William Robinson, I’m majoring in Logistics at Fisher, and I plan on graduating in June 2010. I guess I’m starting this blog a little late, but here is an update on my experiences over the last four weeks. Seeing that I only have two quarters of classes left, this Autumn […]

Thinking on having an Internship?

I know a lot of people that take their Major classes before senior year, I really don’t have a strong opinion of what I think would be better since I see multiple pros and cons to each way one can choose to follow. In my case it worked out that I was able to get all my […]

How Coursework Connects to Intern Projects
How Coursework Connects to Intern Projects

For this week, I decided to look back on all of the projects I have been assigned throughout this summer and figure out how my coursework has helped me succeed as an intern here at Cohen & Company. First of all, since I have been exposed primarily to such a niche group, fund auditing, the […]

Second Week @ HOPE International
Second Week @ HOPE International

Second Week June 8-11 I’m ready to hit the ground running starting the first full week. During my touch base with my supervisor I was given the opportunity to create a new model for consolidation going forward for all HOPE’s entities. I was somewhat overwhelmed at first, but was excited for the challenge. HOPE owns […]

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