Corporate Management Trainee Program Week 11 2H 2016

The Corporate Management Trainees’ (CMT) first project is well underway, and I cannot believe how fast time has gone. It seems like yesterday I was combing through data, and today I am compiling a report for a big presentation on Thursday. I am working in Center Marketing with the Head of Creative Marketing, and I get to work with one of our billion dollar brands. If that isn’t exciting, I don’t know what is! Everyone in the CMT Program has been working hard and making a lot of progress on their projects. It is so exciting to see how much we’ve all grown.

Something that truly makes me happy about the cohort is that we always stick together. Whether we need help on a project or we just need someone to hang out with, someone is always there. This past weekend, a few of us went kayaking on the Chicago River! It is so rare to not only find a company that is able to nurture your talents, but also one that can foster a friendly and open atmosphere that allows you to make new friends.

Next week will be our last week in the project, but I can’t look too far into the future. I still have a lot of meetings with revenue management, brand managers, and other functions before I can think about what comes next. Like Bernardo said in his meeting with us last week, “You can look to the future, but never stop working today.” I am excited to deliver some big results and I cannot wait to see what other people have done for the company in their projects!

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