How would you describe your morning routine? What do you typically do?
Stop my alarm, sit in bed, stare at the ceiling, get out of bed, get ready, make coffee, pack my lunch (usually left overs because #budgeting) and walk to work
Commuting in a big city, what is it like and what tips do you have about it?
Tbh I don’t really commute…I live 10 minutes walking distance from the office. I love the walk, especially the fun smells, strange humans, and constant construction.
What is your go-to work outfit?
Jeans and a solid color top—I don’t do business clothes
What is something you always have at your desk?
Loads of canvases because they remind me of my glory days
What is your favorite spot in the office?
Anywhere with direct sunlight
When you know it is going to be a challenging day at the office, what helps keep you motivated?
The promise of my midday coffee
What kind of projects have you worked on so far in this current rotation?
I’ve been doing a lot of research for IBM strategy.
Lunch break! What do you do for lunch?
Sit with my fellow associates
What do you wish someone had told you day one?
Hmmm…honestly we were given so much information about the company on the first day, I don’t think I could have taken in any more!
How do you break up your work day?
Breakfast at my desk (from The Café downstairs) while I read the Skimm and Morning Brew→ work on whatever projects I have until lunch→lunch→midday coffee and walk outside of the office→work→HOME WOOT
If you had to pick, what has been your favorite thing about working at Ogilvy?
Being in such a fun and casual work environment—the dress code is relaxed and comfortable too!
Are you involved in any professional networks? If so, which ones and what do you like about it?
Yes! I am a lead for the Young Professional Network’s Community Service team! I like that I feel slightly more collegesque by being in it
Hell’s Kitchen – what is a cool local spot/restaurant/shop around the office you have found that you love?
I like Jolly Goat and Kahve for coffee
There are loads of good restaurants on 46th between 8th and 9th Aves
Thai food in this neighborhood is awesome—my favorite is Zoob Zib
How do you wind down after a long day at work?
Walk outside, call or FT a best friend, and do something I haven’t done before
When you are not in the office, what do you like to do around NYC?
Try new restaurants and cuisines
Make random friends in random places (ESFJ)
Wander and feel like I’m living the dream
Ogilvy Facts 101 – what is something interesting you have learned about Ogilvy as a company?
The company just went through a full rebranding this past summer!
If you get to leave the office early…
I would FaceTime my dog
An Ogilvy secret revealed…
Too new to answer that one!