Thursday, April 29, 2010

Back to Work, Back to Work

Tuesday was my first day back at work after two and a half weeks of crazy school time and then non-travel. It was nice to have a break, but I'm definately ready to be back! I will be working four days a week from now on, so I'm hoping for some interesting projects!

I'm still working on a performance index for 2009 titles. It's been a refining process, with still a lot to be done. I've also been working on some presentations that focus on creative marketing ideas (it's amazing the amount of advertising space there is in a European tube station, check it out
here, or here). I really wish LA had a more developed metro system, I'm pretty much in love with tubes and trains.

Moving right along, my friend and I are going to start a food blog this summer. We're going to eat at a new restaurant every week and then share our experiences (with pictures, of course!). We've got three months before I have to be in Germany, so we're going to eat as much amazing food as we can!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Volcanoes, Please Don’t Erupt When I Have to Travel…

So, the last few days have been quite interesting. I was meant to get on a plan and fly to England for the Oxford short course, which I was really looking forward to. But alas, Iceland, your volcano has been pretty hard core. Instead of learning about Global Management in Oxford right now, I’m sitting at home, watching television and trying to figure out what to do with my life (alright, just for a few days, I start my internship again next Tuesday).

I got my fish back, Butch. I had given him to a friend to take care of while in England. It’s nice to have him back; he’s my buddy while at home. He’s also really pretty and feisty. He’s a Beta. I digress…

Here's a little about me. I'm currently an MS in Global Business student at Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management. I just finished up my first year (phew!). I graduated from UC Irvine in June 2009 with a BA in Business Economics. I'm a huge fan of reading (Russian classical novels, anyone?) and writing poetry in my free time. I used to take lessons in classical Egyptian dance, which I hope to continue this summer while I have a bit more free time. I'm currently working as an intern at Vizeum Global Management, which I started at in January.

I’ll just give you a bit of a recap of what my internship entails. Vizeum is based in London and is owned by the Aegis Group. Vizeum is an international marketing strategy and media buying agency and the Santa Monica offices service a single account: 20th Century Fox. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working on a performance index that analyzes how different titles perform in different markets. It’s been really interesting because trends begin to come out when you look at different genres in different markets. For example, some countries tend to over-index in Family films, while other markets tend to over-index in male-skewing films. I know I’m being vague here, but I can’t be more specific (sorry!).

That’s pretty much it for now. I’m going to go try to find something to do…I haven’t felt this free since school started in August. It’s a bizarre feeling. It worries me a little.