By Kelly Fuson, MBA in Global Management 2011
I’m writing to you from Colorado, where I am happy to report that I will be spending the summer as a Brand Strategist Intern for CSK Strategic Marketing Group. Today is only my second day (although it feels like the second week) but I discovered an unanticipated learning opportunity that I thought I would share with you:
While I have been a happy PC owner my whole life (a product of being raised by an IT manager) I have been given a MacBook Pro to use during my internship. I always thought that the computer I use would be the result of my own choice and it never occurred to me that there might be a situation where I would be forced to become a Mac user. Not that Mac’s aren’t great, but I’ll be honest, I was comfortable with my PC.
So what did I do? I called up a good classmate of mine who switched from a PC to a Mac at the start of the school year for a quick tutorial. I thought, who better to teach me to use a Mac than a previous PC owner?
To be honest, my bigger fear is that I will start to hate using my Toshiba after spending a whole summer using a Mac. How will I go back after being assimilated into the simplicity offered by the MacBook Pro? And then there’s my netbook, with its lightweight and travel convenience, which I was given as a present to take with me while studying in the Czech Republic.
Let’s face it, they all have their own advantages. Check back with me at the end of the summer and I’ll give you my opinion then.