How would you describe your morning routine? What do you typically do?
I usually drink drink coffee at home, then drink coffee on the way to work, and then drink more coffee once I get to the office.
Commuting in a big city, what is it like and what tips do you have about it?
If you can walk to work that’s definitely a huge plus! Otherwise leave with plenty of time, because the trains aren’t always reliable.
What is your go-to work outfit?
I usually wear black jeans, a button down, and a sweater.
What is something you always have at your desk?
Cashews and Perrier (shameless Nestlé waters plug)
What is your favorite spot in the office?
When you know it is going to be a challenging day at the office, what helps keep you motivated?
Deep breaths are definatley helpful. Bonding with the people on my team over shared challenges also makes a hard day easier.
What kind of projects have you worked on so far in this current rotation?
Updating the Gerber and Perrier websites, researching competitive waters brands, and working with our Strategy and Creative teams to construct the monthly Perrier social media content calendars.
Lunch break! What do you do for lunch?
Get a salad from the cafeteria!
What do you wish someone had told you day one?
Don’t stress if the printers aren’t working.
How do you break up your work day?
I listen to music and chat with my team and the other associates.
If you had to pick, what has been your favorite thing about working at Ogilvy?
The other associates! It’s unique to be in a program like this where everyone is so passionate about what they’re doing and can share what they hope to do next.
Are you involved in any professional networks? If so, which ones and what do you like about it?
I like helping with YPN (Young Professional Network) because it creates another community within Ogilvy.
Hell’s Kitchen – what is a cool local spot/restaurant/shop around the office you have found that you love?
Mama’s is a great bunch spot!
How do you wind down after a long day at work?
Reading after a hectic day makes everything feel calmer.
When you are not in the office, what do you like to do around NYC?
I love running along the Hudson if it’s warm enough.
Ogilvy Facts 101 – what is something interesting you have learned about Ogilvy as a company?
Ogilvy used to be called Ogilvy, Benson and Mather. I still don’t know who Benson was.
If you get to leave the office early…
Meet up with friends at a spot nearby.
An Ogilvy secret revealed…
Ogilvy employees sometimes get to go to free events around the city!