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Johanna Roberts

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design


Minor/option/emphasis: AMD-Creative and Technical Design

Company/Organization: Skeffington's Formal Wear
Company/Organization website: https://skeffingtons.com/
Destination: Des Moines, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
I worked with the Manager of Skeffington's Formal Wear in order to better understand the daily tasks of a manager and what all it takes to run a business. I also mainly worked on the retail side, but would occasionally help in other areas as well.

I accomplished...
I really enjoyed being able to work with people from the warehouse, wholesale, marketing, retail, and the owner of Skeffington's in order to get a real feel for what each of them does and contributes to the business.

I learned...
I learned that there is so much more that goes into operating an effective and efficient business than most people think.

Advice for others...
My advice for future students is to find an internship with a business that really interests you. It will make the experience a more enjoyable one.

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