Monday, September 29, 2014

Racing for Scholarships

You would think that segment #2 would have been a breeze after spending so much time on #1
but there are seriously SOOOO many little details to remember every time
that I think this is going to take lots of practice before I get the hang of everything
so please bare with me as I learn :)

This weeks segment was on the University of Utah's Scholarship 5k Saturday
It was quite the adventure let me tell you
we woke up to the most insane rainstorm 
that continued all. day. long.
Now typically I love, love, LOVE the rain
but Saturday I literally spent the entire day outside...
Starting with shooting this segment at 7 am until I got home from working at 11:45 pm
My sweet hubs was sweet enough to help me with the 5k
Don't know what I'd do without my cute cameraman! 


I started this great new job Saturday
I work for the PAC-12 Broadcasting crew!
So for all the Utah home games (basketball, football and gymnastics)
 I spend the entire day doing everything I can behind the scenes to get ready for the event, during the event and cleaning everything up after it's over
It is great experience to learn all the little things that go on 
You won't believe this, but takes about 15 hours to set up for a football game!
granted it was raining Friday and Saturday so normally it takes about 12 but still!
my mind was blown 
I was able to meet some really cool people who are really connected in the industry.
We are talking the coolest thing of my life happened, but I don't want to count my chickens just yet
so stay tuned :)

For now I give you:

Racing for Scholarships



Xoxo,

Ashlie



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Turning Dreams into Reality

I don't know about you but I am a very good dreamer
very good 
I have all these ideas of the future I want to make
where I want to work, where I see Jack and I living, and just about everything else in life
if you don't believe me, just check out my Pinterest boards
when you start thinking how to bring these dreams to life
and you really break it down into a step by step process
it can be slightly intimidating....

Especially when you've been researching for endless hours 
how to get that dream internship and you learn
"Every year we receive 16,000 applicants..."
 and continue to read "We accept 150..."
You can't help but think good luck standing out there sista
guess I'll just give my girl Diane Sawyer a call
sure she'll help me line something up ;)
But they still accept 150 right? It could be my lucky day!
Which is why I am obviously going to do everything in my power to be one of the 150 lucky kiddos
but I will also be working on my plan B and C and D probably a plan E as well
it's all about getting that experience 
and whatever that experience ends up being...
it's going to be wonderful


Anyone who knows my sweet hubs knows he is the king of making his dreams reality
I have been so impressed these past few months as he has been making dozens of phone calls
taking people to lunch, scheduling appointments
he has done it all
and it is all so natural to him
Since he has decided the specifics of what position he wants for the summer
nothing is stopping him
nothing.
and landing a job in IB is not easy....
He just told me most firms make their candidates go through 6 interviews 
and a dinner interview if they really like you
4 of which are on the same. day.
talk about intense! 
It's honestly the most inspiring thing for me to watch him
I really could not be more proud of how hard he's working
There is not a doubt in my mind he's going to do it
and is going kill it

We have three trips lined up this month together 
Our first stop is NYC
the week after we will be London (as long as Jack's passport arrives on time!)
 and the next week is Chicago
the trips are all booked ready to go
while it is going to be amazing to visit all these places
it has added mucho pressure to line some good things up!
I definitely want to be sure I make my time there worth while
especially because my hubs has gotten so many incredible things lined up
while most networks and magazines have not listed their summer internships yet
I am kind of planning on just barging into the place haha
Like any journalist who is having troubles convincing people to give 15 minutes of their time
I plan on stalking the studios until someone will talk to me
not joking
 so to keep my confidence up in the moments, I plan on purchasing myself this iPhone case
The Everygirl Just Do Things iPhone Case // Victoria McGinley // #inspiration #quotes #giftguide #budgetfriendly // #justdothings
because sometimes when you're a little scared...
a dorky little iPhone case really helps

Xoxo,

Ashlie

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lassonde Institute of Entrepreneurs Video Segment

Well after a TON of anxiety
and an exhausting amount of work 
I have finally completed my very first package!!

Go easy on me when judging okay
this was my first time using an actual video camera
first time setting up interviews with people
first time using Adobe Premiere
first time actually editing a package (or video for that matter)
and writing an entire package without any input....
basically this was my first time flying completely solo
and it was stinkin hard but I am pretty proud and excited to be finished
so just remember 
everyone's got to start somewhere!
ps all the name tags will be put in once it airs on tv

HUGE thank you to Christopher Collings, Kim Power Stillson, and Trapper Roderick for taking the time to let me ask you a few questions
as well as all the entrepreneurs in my marketing class :)
You're all going to be superstars!
And thank you sweet Jack :) 
don't know what I'd do without my camera man
 I LOVE YOU!!

Xoxo,

Ashlie


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Where in the World Will the Borens Go??

Tis the season
the summer internship application season that is
This is by far the hardest decision
it kind of consumes our conversations 
in a fun way of course
There are just sooooo many places to go! 
So many opportunities out there
how do you decide???
how do you know what's best?
what's going to prepare us the most?
what about return offers?

Jack is thinking about doing an investment banking this summer
which would honestly be incredible
he would learn soooooo much
 it would really provide a great foundation to go forward with his career
There aren't really any negatives to be honest
besides for the fact he would have to work 100 hours a week :(
but it's only four months, right??

Lots of questions and planning go into picking the perfect internship...
First off we both graduate next year so this is our last summer in school
So the return offer is always an option
but will we want to be there after graduation?
What is going to best prepare us?
Where will we be able to meet people?
Where do we want to live?
What are benefits of living there?
All these and about a thousand more questions have gone into consideration
but I think we have narrowed it down a bit

A definite options is:


Jack grew up there so he has lots of people he knows
grandpa Tom lives there
and lots of family friends
it is the number 3 news network in the nation which is exciting!
and a little intimidating let's be real
TONS to do, and we would definitely want to live there

                          

Another possibility



For obvious reasons
It is definitely a popular option
and a million opportunities are in New York
We would be happy living there after graduation for a bit
but neither of us can imagine staying there too long
but let's be honest
it's New York
and as a little girl I always wanted to move to NYC to become the next Anna Wintour
so who knows... it could happen
we'd probably be there for a couple of months and become addicted to the energy
New York definitely makes me more excited about work (I mean it is the top dog)
but not as excited as the life of living in Chicago.
 Strange? I don't know...
after next months visits I am sure we will have clearer understandings

            

Another option:

The biggest city in the world!
I have never seen anything like this place
Jack served his mission in Brazil so he speaks the language
and Brazil would be so incredible for him and what he wants to be doing
Supposedly the markets there are growing like crazy
Jack knows a few people down there who would love to have him on board
So it would definitely be an adventure!
I will be honest I can't help but be a tiny bit afraid
considering I don't speak any Portuguese
or really know anything about Brazil
but it would be one of those crazy out of this world experiences

             

Last two:




Jack's sister Amanda really thinks it would be a good idea for us to get out of the country
it differentiates you from the crowd when applying to business school later on
which definitely makes sense
London and Singapore are both very large financial markets
and would provide incredible opportunities
plus talk about two amazing places to explore!!!

             

I guess when it all comes down to it, it all depends on who wants us!
We are applying now and should most likely be hearing back in the next couple of months..
crazy to be thinking this far ahead
but I really am getting anxious to know!
It's not like planning the summer in Chicago would be anything like a summer in Singapore
sadly, only time will tell

Love you all,

Ashlie