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How to Survive in Retail: 101
How to Survive in Retail: 101

If there’s one thing you need to know about retail, it’s that it never-ever ends.  When you work in a Grocery Store that is open 24 hours a day, you realize that your 8-4 workday is more or less a guideline. If retail was a city, it would be New York; the city that never […]

An Unexpected Week 3
An Unexpected Week 3

Last week was a great and memorable one. During the third week of my internship, I was asked to travel to Denver, Colorado on a business trip. Of course, I said yes! I traveled with my director and two co-workers on my team. In addition to visiting one of Cardinal’s suppliers, the trip gave me […]

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 […]

The Perfect Card

How do you choose which thank you card to send when the recipients will be those you worked with at a company that makes thank you cards?  Moreover, how can I possibly find a card that says everything I want to say to my colleagues?  This card has a huge responsibility, to accurately convey the […]

The Discover Culture

One of the things that has really struck me about my work at Discover is the aura friendliness and helpfulness.  Since day one, Discover has been a very relaxed and fun place to work, which is not at all how I thought it would be.  I really thought it would be more like this.  However, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Where DOES the time go?

Ask me that question, and I will have absolutely no answer for you.  This is the wrap-up of my 10 weeks here, and it feels like I started yesterday!  Is it because I’ve been having fun?  You bet! This experience has broadened my horizons more than I had thought possible.  Although I’ve had experience in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Family-Like Environment
Family-Like Environment

One thing that has stood out to me from working with Scott’s so far is the close-knit atmosphere. I already mentioned that coworkers share their stories about their families with one another (at appropriate times of course), but Scotts as a company whole makes you feel a part of their own family.  Throughout the summer […]

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 […]

My 12-hour Monday
My 12-hour Monday

…An Early Morning So this week I had to be at Home Office at 6:45am on Monday morning to prepare for our Monday Morning Selling Meeting with our VP, Gillian. In our Monday Morning Selling Meetings we present the selling information for how our newly set items sold over the weekend.   I thought I would not […]

A semi is no longer just a semi
A semi is no longer just a semi

I’m already a third of the way done with my internship in Supply Chain at Dow. First off, that’s hard to fathom, the time flies by! So what have I actually been doing at work? It’s a question I get a lot from family and friends, as well as many co workers at Dow. Dow […]

Officially a Nerd: Part II
Officially a Nerd: Part II

“My Doodle Jump high score is 78,050! Beat that!” Yep, that’s an e-mail I received shortly after the conclusion of Time Inc.’s Reverse Mentoring program, which has been one of the highlights of my summer.  While my mentee wishes to remain anonymous, I can reveal that she is an amazing executive at the company who […]

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 […]

Peas and Boats
Peas and Boats

Hello blog buddies! I owe you some pea pictures, and here they are! Here are some fun pea facts: -Once peas are ready, you have 24 hours to harvest them -Since the window to harvest peas is so small, people harvesting peas will spend up to 20 hours in the fields a day! -You drive […]

Springfield, Illinois: Lincoln, Horseshoe Sandwiches, and Auditing
Springfield, Illinois: Lincoln, Horseshoe Sandwiches, and Auditing

Springfield, Illinois is known for being the city where Abraham Lincoln, one of America’s greatest Presidents, got his start in politics.  It is also said to be the place where corn dogs were created (although that claim is disputed), and is the home to the famous Horseshoe Sandwich. I had the great privilege of sampling […]

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 […]

Ten Week Interview
Ten Week Interview

Well, I survived Week One, and what a week it was! After navigating the subway, finding the Time and Life Building, and making up to HR, I sat down for orientation. In orientation, I heard a phrase that I have continued to hear throughout my first week, and one that will certainly be on my […]

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 […]

Leadership Development Program @ BFC Financial Corp – Lanae Sauder
Leadership Development Program @ BFC Financial Corp - Lanae Sauder

The Risk Management Leadership Development Program at BFC Financial Corporation was a wonderful learning experience! Anne Chervony and her team helped me understand the functions of risk management in various entities. The Risk Management team helps with companies such as Benihana, Muvico, BlueGreen Corp, and Bank Atlantic so there is a wide spectrum of risk […]

Power of Assertive Communication
Power of Assertive Communication

    Hi Everyone, I am in the middle point of my internship and one of the things that is most important is the power of knowing how to communicate while being confident and assertive.  The fact that I am working in a Global team, makes it more challenging regarding communication. The interaction with people […]

All good things come to an end?!

As I sit in my dorm room in Milan pretty much settled in, and having attended my first official day of class here, it’s finally sinking in that summer is officially over!  Perfect time to tie loose ends here too.. My fondest memory of the summer will be great times with all the wonderful people […]

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