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Carly Grimm

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design


Minor/option/emphasis: AMD-Merchandising

Company/Organization: Von Maur
Company/Organization website: http://www.vonmaur.com
Destination: Davenport, IA
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
I was based in the Davenport Von Maur store running the cosmetics department. I had to plan a day long event coordinating with staff and customers as well as come up with plans and goal requirements for employees. My focus line was CHANEL during the 10 weeks. I had to complete business analysis on as well as meet with their account executive to plan future product focuses as well as ideas to increase sales.

I accomplished...
The greatest accomplishment that I took away from this experience was making the sales goal as a whole department for the day long event that I was responsible for planning and executing. Making the department' sales goal meant that out store location would continue to be able host events and continue to receive new product lines.

I learned...
A major lesson that I learned and took away from this internship was how to overcome tough situations and how to handle concerns and problems in a professional manner. I learned how to defuse situations by the way I talked to employees and sometimes even customers. When problems or concerns occurred, it was my job to help better the situation and that was a major lesson that I leaned.

Advice for others...
The sooner you start making connections, the better. The more experiance you have, the better. Don't be afraid to reach out and ask questions to companies.

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