Name: Leigh Ann Popik
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Major(s): Marketing and International Business
Current team you're working on? Ogilvy Consulting
What is your favorite internship memory thus far? I have so many and I can't choose! Ultimately, my favorite part of this internship has been the opportunity to meet so many like-minded and driven students who come from such diverse backgrounds. Any time I get to spend bonding with a fellow intern is special to me. Some of my favorite memories include sitting next to Hannah and Josh on my very first day at Ogilvy, laughing about toenails with Ariel, visiting the "watering hole" with Antonio, getting stuck at the train station for hours with Santi, going to a Fanta commercial shoot in Brooklyn with Tiffany and Allie, and singing to Post Malone with Delaney! When I look back on my time at Ogilvy, these are the memories I'll cherish the most.
Why Ogilvy? I like to say that there is nothing that Ogilvy can't do. The company is massive and each and every person brings such a diverse set of skills. They specialize in almost anything related to marketing which makes working in this environment extremely valuable to someone who is just starting their career. During my time here, I have gotten to see firsthand how various departments run and it has helped me developed a clearer outlook on what interests me and what does not.
What do you wish you knew about Ogilvy before you started? I wish I knew how open and inviting the work environment is. As long as you take the initiative, you can get to know anyone in the office. Everyone is willing to share their knowledge and expertise with you and developing those relationships is key to making the most of your time here.
Go-to office outfit? I am a huge fan of bright colors in the summertime. Yellow is my favorite color currently, so my go-to is anything yellow!
Guilty pleasure? The Cookie Bar at Whole Foods! I spend about half my paycheck there.
Proudest moment to date? During my second week in New York, a couple asked me for directions!
Favorite thing to do in NYC? I love exploring the unique shops and restaurants that make up Brooklyn. I also love walking the bridge and seeing the beautiful views of the skyline, especially at night.