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Eva Hoss

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design



Company/Organization: Katelyn Cheek Creative
Company/Organization website: http://katalinagirl.com/
Destination: Ankeny, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
I have gained exposure to the following requirements needed to successfully sustain 3 different businesses, elements for sustaining a lifestyle fashion blog, digital marketing, and home building/interior design. I developed strong written and verbal communication skills through writing creative content for the different clients we work with and Katelyn's personal account. I have taken and assisted in photo-shoots as well as helped out at events. Part of my job is taking and editing photos for Katelyn herself and for our clients.

I accomplished...
Taking on a client of my own and doing all of their social media, digital marketing, and taking over their blog. It was very thrilling to be responsible for a client on my own and know that i had the freedom to research and explore new things to make their digital marketing, social media, and blog even better.

I learned...
I have developed strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as being able to juggle and help sustain three different businesses. I possess the ability to work independently and overcome obstacles from this internship. I have learned photography and editing skills which make using adobe photoshop very easy. I have learned how to be professional when talking to clients and possible customers. How to take on a task I didn't know how to do and learn on my own how to overcome it and accomplish it.

Advice for others...
Don't just look for an internship to get one and get it out of the way. Take your time in finding one that is interesting, something you would potentially want to do in the future and worth your time. Do not think that an internship will be easy, sometimes you want to rip your hair out, but in the end it is totally worth it when you walk away with skills you can take into your big girl job.

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