My Fisher Internship Fisher College of Business Office of Career Management

My Fisher Internship
Mistakes I Made
“Confusion, Concern, & Set Up for Failure”
"Confusion, Concern, & Set Up for Failure"

The title of my post sounds a lot like something Joan Rivers would say on Fashion Police on E!; however, it actually refers to an email that was sent to me regarding one of my tasks I had been working on! “Sending it out to the Field Specialists as is would likely lead to confusion, […]

A euthanizing shot

I did the dumbest thing this week. Another intern and I were asked to help videotape the top 5 finalists of an innovation contest going on within Cardinal. We shot the video as the finalists prepared to present their idea to a panel of senior executives. While prepping one of the finalists, we joked about […]

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 […]

Need. More. Sleep.

I genuinely thought that my summer was just going to be a lot of relaxing and sleeping. Of course, things don’t always go as planned. I knew that I would be spending 8 hours a day, five days a week at work and that my internship would be stimulating and busy, but I didn’t think […]

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 […]

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 […]


It is normal for a person to feel embarrassed.  This rosy-cheek feeling can come from forgetting to zip your fly or awkwardly being the center of attention. I want to make it known that it is okay to be embarrassed at the work place, and for me, this happened several times this week. Embarrassing act […]

Work hard, play harder… Duff & Phelps Projects
Work hard, play harder... Duff & Phelps Projects

My fellow Americans, Quick run down since the last post: Competed in Duff & Phelps first annual Vending Machine Challenge. Challenge consisted of eating one of every item in the vending machine during the work day. Let’s just say after 6000 calories and 250 grams of fat, I thought I was going to die. Dinner […]

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 […]

Office Antics…
Office Antics...

** Pre-blog disclaimer: Even though the following material contains tales of distraction and non-work related incidents, I am genuinely completing projects and learning a lot of transferable skills! We will get to the projects once they fully mature. **  General Rules of the Office:  1.)     When challenged to a competition, accept the challenge. To insure that employees […]

You should have been there…
You should have been there...

Well, let’s just say it has been an interesting couple of days. I flew to Florida for a few days on a long weekend vacation to get away from Buckeyeland. I could not have asked for better weather but had a little anxiety about coming to Cardinal. The first thing I did wrong: not re-apply sunscreen. […]

Getting Back to the Grind
Getting Back to the Grind

Three words can describe the past two weeks for me: Spring break withdrawals. Fourteen days. That’s how long it’s taken for me to feel like I’m back in a working stride after spring break. Instead of waking up at noon and staying up till 4, I had to get back to waking up at (what […]

Intern Bloopers

No matter how much people tell you there are no dumb questions and that you should ask everything you don’t understand; there is something about not wanting to sound stupid that makes you think twice before just saying anything. Moreover, when the people around are experts dealing with the business you are trying to understand… you really […]