I met Warren Buffett.
This past month I had the opportunity, alongside 19 other students from the W.A. Franke College of Business, to go on the trip of a lifetime. After an intense interview process, with an upwards of 200 applications, we were the ones that were selected to go and essentially shadow Warren Buffett and his teams from Berkshire Hathaway organizations. We flew to Omaha, Nebraska, and I had the opportunity to not only visit with Mr. Warren himself ( please read further to hear the crazy story of how THAT happened lol), but also got to visit and tour Oriental Trading Company, Borsheims Fine Jewelry, and The Nebraska Furniture Mart. This was probably the most iconic experience of my whole business undergraduate degree. I think I’ve officially peaked.
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This Christmas was pretty special. I had my very first baking session for the holidays alongside Tanner’s sister, Payton, and mother, Tara. Even though I was supposed to spend this holiday season in the U.K. with my dad and it totally and depressingly fell through, it was still SUPER nice to enjoy the festivities alongside Tanner’s family. I finally got to take some amazing Christmas photos as well, and you guys know how excited I get about vintage or country-style anything…so you can imagine how these photos make me feel inside. Feel free to take a look at what the Massahos household looked like this Christmas season 🙂
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Through a selective interview process at the Northern Arizona University W.A. Franke College of Business, I was chosen as a candidate to job shadow the CEO of Stowebridge Promotion Group Inc., Ms. Kathy Finnerty Thomas. She actually received her Bachelor’s Degrees from Northern Arizona University, and then worked for Kodak as Director of Marketing and as a part of Sales and Training. During my time at Stowebridge, I was able to understand and learn about the behind-the-scenes aspects of an advertising company from her, and the industry of promotional products as a whole. Not only was I invited to multiple company meetings alongside Ms. Thomas, where I learned how to conduct business with sales representatives, financial institutions, and customers, but I was able to see first-hand how a day in the life of an entrepreneur is like and what to expect of this type of industry.
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As most of you know, I am a Business Management major at Northern Arizona University, and I am also in the process of gaining two Business Certificates in International Business and in Marketing alongside my Bachelor’s degree. My ultimate goal, however, is to specialize in Human Resources. Due to business being such a passion of mine, as you all can see by my fields of study, I joined three specific business clubs within my high school career and my college one. I am part of DECA, Future Business Leaders of America, and American Marketing Association. I have been part of FBLA for the longest though, with 6 years and counting. Most of my confidence and communication skills were built within this organization throughout high school, and even today in my second year of college.
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I recently turned 20 in November of 2016. It feels really unusual to tell people that I’m no longer a teen. I still forget that I’m not in high school …now I’m 20 too? It’s really nerve-wracking to me that I’m part of the 20s club, because it official means I’m an adult. Yes, you are declared an adult when you turn 18 in most places, but in the States you’re not really an adult until your 20s…specifically when you’re 21. I’m a year away from that. Im two years away from graduating university. I graduated high school, like, yesterday. Right? Maybe not, but it sure does feel that way. I decided that since I have entered a new decade of life, I need to revise my goals and priorities in life. Mainly, I decided to make a list of things that I find important to me. I wanted to make this list to remind myself of what I want to enjoy in the next ten years, and to just get some good stuff done before I get too mixed up in paying student loans,working for my future supervisor, advancing in my career, then getting married and reproducing aka starting a fam.
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Merry Christmas from Flat 14 at Essex University! About a week ago, we all decorated our flat aka our kitchen and had an enormous last dinner together. I never thought Tanner and I would make such incredible and real friends while we were abroad. I am so thankful to have met every single individual that we lived in close proximity with, and I am so grateful for all our crazy and insane memories together.
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