How would you describe your morning routine? What do you typically do?
Normally, I wake up around 6am and drag myself out of bed to head to the gym. I’ll join an early morning cycling class or run. I’ll get ready at the gym and head to the “L” stop with my coffee (an essential part of my morning).
Commuting in a big city, what is it like and what tips do you have about it?
Commuting in Chicago is a strategic thing. Here are my tips:
Unzip your coat and take off your hat when hoping on the train. You will be stuffed in the train with fifty other people and nothing is worse than sweating for 5 stops with your “best friends”.
Head to the center of the train to avoid getting pushed around.
Find a funny podcast – my personal favorites are Dear Sugars and Girls Gotta Eat.
What is your go-to work outfit?
Pink boots, black jeans and my go-to sweater. Cute and casual is the way to go!
What is something you always have at your desk?
Coffee or a snack – take advantage of those office perks! My desk is also fully decorated with funny pictures to make me smile throughout the day.
What is your favorite spot in the office?
My yellow bouncy ball chair that I sit on to do work. Keeping the work day fun!
When you know it is going to be a challenging day at the office, what helps keep you motivated?
My team. We always joke around with each other and keep the tone light. It’s important to always take a step back and laugh at the chaos. Everything becomes manageable when you work it out with your team!
What kind of projects have you worked on so far in this current rotation?
I’ve had opportunity to work on all sorts of tactics. Here are a few:
Kick off our production teams to create print and digital ads. Saw the projects through from start to finish
Ran the end of our Fall campaign to launch digital and print ads in market
Served as the lead for these updates on our client calls
Managed interactions between clients and media publishers
Lunch break! What do you do for lunch?
I have a group of friends that eats lunch in our South Café. Lunch and some laughs are a beloved part of my day!
What do you wish someone had told you day one?
Go the extra mile. Uncover a solution or a problem before anyone else has discovered it. Your job doesn’t stop when you’ve crossed off all your to-do’s. Keep pushing yourself to change and to change processes that don’t work!
How do you break up your work day?
Listen to podcasts, take a walk around the building to chat with friends, eat too many snacks.
If you had to pick, what has been your favorite thing about working at Ogilvy?
The people by far. Everyone I work with is so talented, driven, kind and incredibly fun. The people at Ogilvy bring a unique perspective. They’ve opened my mind since being here.
Are you involved in any professional networks? If so, which ones and what do you like about it?
Yes, WLPN. I like joining networks where I’m able to expand my knowledge of a given topic or I’m able to meet new people that I don’t work with on a daily basis.
What is a cool local spot/restaurant/shop around the office you have found that you love?
The Green Door Tavern. Always a fun spot to get a drink after work with friends! I’m into those cozy pub vibes.
How do you wind down after a long day at work?
If it’s nice out, I’ll take a walk to the lake and then make dinner with my roommate. We also love Netflix – shoutout to Shitt’s Creek for our current entertainment.
When you are not in the office, what do you like to do around Chicago?
There are so many amazing spots in Chicago. Whether it’s hanging out at the beach along Lakeshore Drive, belting karoke at a local dive bar or exploring the cozy coffee shops in Lincoln Park, my weekends are filled with activities.
Ogilvy Facts 101 – what is something interesting you have learned about Ogilvy as a company?
Ogilvy plays an integral role in supporting the Off the Streets Club in Chicago. Ogilvy is truly dedicated to philanthropic causes.
If you get to leave the office early…
Winter: Walk through the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights.
Spring/Summer: Meet friends for dinner by the river walk.
An Ogilvy secret revealed…
Every Friday, the Chicago bell rings in the South Café at 4pm to signal the beginning of Happy