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Jessica Eberl

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design


Minor/option/emphasis: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design

Company/Organization: Lena M.Collection
Company/Organization website: http://www.lenamcollection.com
Destination: San Antonio, Texas
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
I mainly worked with the design team. Basically, you are doing a lot of cutting fabric and patterns. I sewed a few garments, my advisor would have written instructions for how she wanted each garment put together. The first few weeks we worked on dying fabrics. I was responsible for keeping up emails when we were busy. I worked with each team, I was basically a floater. There is a styling team, design team and an advertising team. I had to do a lot of trend research.

I accomplished...
I learned how to make jewelry to clash with my garments.

I learned...
You must be very prepared and organized to run a fashion show, it is a lot of work.

Advice for others...
Make sure you ask your boss what the internship is and how many hours you work in advanced. Also, communicate with your team is key for the work to go smoothly.

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