My final week at Nike I had the remainder of my interviews and started working on my presentation for Nike. I met with Matt Park, the VP of NFL, MLB, and college football and baseball apparel and some engineers who work on creating and testing Nike golf balls. Meeting with Matt was really cool because he’s in charge of so much apparel that I see frequently. While he also, like many other Nike employees, said that Under Armor is the main competitor, he pointed out that Under Armor has a similar plan and foundation to that of Nike’s, which I did not know.
As my project sadly comes to an end this week I thought I would think back at all the exciting and not so exciting things I have seen over my month of working at VCA East Mill Plain Animal Hospital. I realized in the midst of reminiscing that I never told you about the fluffy dog from my first blog post, so let me take a quick minute to tell you about Benny.
Yesterday I put together a very short segement by myself. I got my assignment and a few links and I was asked to investigate and conduct interviews to find out if the piece would be intreseting. It was about Clark County trying to make a new govrement charter. It was less then 10 minutes but it was cool to make something that was completely mine. I choose the guest, booked him, intreviewed him and wrote questions for the host (which he used most of). The piece went how I hoped it would and it was really neat. It was also fun because I had less then a day to bring it together.
Metro: Week IV
Hey! So its my last day here at Metro and its been a pretty busy day so far. I’m Meeting with Peter Shulman and my mentor, Laura, at lunch. Basically I have wrapped up all my work so I’m just writing this and saying goodbye to all my coworkers today. I also have to fill out some forms and stuff at HR that release me from employment and blah blah blah. I have had a pretty unexciting week and I have basically just been putting the finishing touches on everything I have worked on.
Unfortunately this week in my senior project was cut short due to a number of conflicts. On monday and tuesday I participated in a district golf tournament, which we won but was unable to attend my senior project because of it. Additionally wednesday I did community service with my c and c. Thursday was the only day I worked at my mentor's workshop, doing a lot of the same tasks as last week. I was suppose to accompany my mentor to salem to meet with a manufacturer on friday but the product she planned to pick hadn't passed inspection.
This week was cut incredibly short due to Sasquatch and a three-day detour to Seattle for a Lana Del Rey concert; however, I had a blast during the two days that I was at my senior project. I began collecting pictures of the processes that go into making a phone case, following the materials from where they are kept in their raw form to the finished product that is ready to be shipped out to the customer. Here is a little glimpse into what actually goes into making an iPhone case here at Grovemade:
This week at Platt I made further progress on my project. While the purpose of this project is less to actually come up with a solution and more just to play around with the data and see what happens, I am nearing what I hope will help show what I have accomplished up to this point, a map of the 10 nearest branches to Portland, and creating a sort of "heat map" that will be color-coded to show which branches are delivering which orders to which locations, along with how much they are actually delivering. The idea behind this is to create a visual representation of how eff