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Ashley Claus

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design



Company/Organization: Target
Company/Organization website: https://www.target.com/
Destination: Altoona, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Shadowing the locations Visual Merchandiser and helping with projects and displays in Target store.

I accomplished...
Learning the ins and outs of how a departments store chain operates on a day to day basis.

I learned...
How to properly multitask and respond to difficult and timely situations.

Advice for others...
Be sure to broaden your idea of what different roles you can play in a company. You can always specialize in your role, but its also important to understand other occupations in order to better work with a team and understand their struggles as well as how to help them.

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