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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 […]

Food for Thought
Food for Thought

On my bus rides to and from work, I have been reading the book The 360° Leader, by John Maxwell.  In this book, he discusses why some organizations falter or don’t reach their potential.  One of the topics “THEY DON’T KNOW THE VISION. When it comes to results, there is absolutely no difference between people […]

NESTLE: Good Food, Good Life.
NESTLE: Good Food, Good Life.

  Taste Testing- My title couldn’t be more accurate.  Nestle is 150% providing me with a summer full of “Good Food and Good Life”.  About three weeks after I started working at Nestle this summer I finally went downstairs to the basement to participate in the daily taste testing of our potential new products. Since then, […]

Taking Physical Inventory
Taking Physical Inventory

Wear jeans and a tshirt, expect it to be very hot, bring snacks, and know you will be working overtime! Sound intimidating? These were suggestions for me before I went on my first physical inventory.  I was sent to Orriville, OH to a warehouse that Scott’s owns to audit our inventory held there.  Traveling with […]

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 […]

#embarrassing
#embarrassing

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 […]

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 […]

Movin’ Out

It’s been about a week or two since I’ve arrived in Orlando to participate in the Disney College Program and the one lesson that I’ve learned is to take logistics seriously! You would think that most of the difficult work involves apply for jobs, going through interviews and waiting for a job offer, but I […]

True Life: Lexi Merritt went to Vegas.
True Life: Lexi Merritt went to Vegas.

Vegas.  Yes, as crazy as this sounds- It’s true.  My nice, laid back, relaxing weekend I was planning on having turned into a trip to Vegas with another Nestle Intern, Kelly Sipple!  We met one of my really good friends from Virginia in Vegas for a night!  Everyone who really knows me knows that this is […]

Judgment Day (or so I thought)
Judgment Day (or so I thought)

After I made my decision, I had two important tasks left.  1.) Tell my placement manager, and 2.) Tell my supervisor at Basketball Ireland.  I couldn’t help but feel like a quitter, that I was giving up on my placement.  It really made me worry about how my placement manager and my supervisor were going […]

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 […]

Unexpected Lessons from a Thunder Storm
Unexpected Lessons from a Thunder Storm

Here’s a riddle for you: What do my computer at work and Touchdown Jesus have in common?  If you guessed that both were the victims of a thunder storm this summer then you guessed right.  Two weeks ago, while I was at work at the ALS Association office there was a nasty storm going on […]

“We Go to the Canteen at Half Twelve”
"We Go to the Canteen at Half Twelve"

When I found out that I would be participating in KPMG’s Global Internship Program in Ireland, I was happy because I knew it was an English speaking country (I took Latin in high school…very interesting, but not exactly practical).  However, I wasn’t completely expecting to encounter all of the different phrases and words I hear […]

Working on the Wings
Working on the Wings

Now that I’ve gotten the hang of my job estimating for the interiors group, I realize it’s pretty simple, and consequentially pretty boring.  The projects that I am building estimates for are basic, non-technical changes happening to the interior of the aircraft.  So to find something more stimulating, I walked over to some neighboring cubicles […]

Monday Funday
Monday Funday

Hi Everyone! I know I owe you a blog on my projects and my work life, but I just gotta let this blog out first! What did you do Monday night?  I had to work late.  With Nestle, it never ends, well, the fun never ends.  My buddy and I went to a Ludacris concert […]

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 […]

Nestlé is the Bestlé
Nestlé is the Bestlé

The top 10 most amazing things I did during my first week at work: 1) Flew out to Palm Springs, California 2) Met past interns and new interns from Ohio State! 3)  Networked with the President of Nestle Business Services and the Head of Procurement for Mexico 4) Ate ice cream for breakfast, lunch and […]

Summer time and the living is Nestle
Summer time and the living is Nestle

Hey millions of fans and followers! (Well, maybe not yet, but I’m sure by the time I’m done I’ll be selling ad space like I’m Mark Zuckerberg) Does  starting off the summer by flying to a summit in Palm Springs, California and living in an apartment on the gorgeous shore of Lake Michigan sound like […]

A TANKER-ific Experience!
A TANKER-ific Experience!

Here I am with the tank! Hey Again Everyone!             Well as the weather gets colder, my internship is heating up.  This past week and a half I have been very busy.  I would like to share some of the interesting opportunities I have had.             One of the coolest things I’ve done so far […]

Internship Wrap Up

As the summer is coming to an end and Fall classes are right around the corner, I decided to take a few minutes to recap and look back on my Summer internship experience at Cohen & Company. First of all, my favorite part of the entire experience would be all the opportunities I was given […]

How to make it in Hollywood
How to make it in Hollywood

Sadly, my time in Los Angeles has come to an end. After two months, I feel more knowledgeable, independent, and goal oriented than ever before thanks to my work at the New York Film Academy and my internship at Marvel. MEMORIES Officially, my favorite memory working on Thor took place the first week when I […]

Bring your Child to work day!
Bring your Child to work day!

Today was BYCTWD (bring your child to work day.. great official abbreviation huh? ha-ha).BYCTWD has probably one of the coolest days here at The Dow Chemical. NO, it is not only because of the free cookies, ice cream, candy or food nor the relaxed atmosphere that surrounds the day, but is the opportunity of explaining to […]

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 […]

INT. COFFEE SHOP – NIGHT
INT. COFFEE SHOP - NIGHT

Int. Coffee Shop
Young intern sips her tea while pondering her trials and tribulations from her first couple of weeks at Marvel and the New York Film Academy.

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