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Hannah Buchanan

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design



Company/Organization: Volcom
Company/Organization website: https://www.volcom.com/
Title: Retail Buying Intern
Destination: Costa Mesa, California
Timeframe: Fall 2016

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Placed retail orders for specific seasons, helped buyers with every day tasks, cancelled orders, created markdowns and transfers, attended design meetings for upcoming seasons, visited third party vendors, and communicated with my director and also the direction of allocation.

I accomplished...
Making personal and professional connections that I believe will last me through my entire career.

I learned...
I am still growing and learning. I absolutely made mistakes during this internship and have grown to learn what to do next time. I was fortunate enough to have such an amazing teacher and team and I definitely learned a lot not only about what I want to pursue for this career field, but also about myself as an individual human being living in a new place.

Advice for others...
Never stop trying. If you don't get an email back, send another one three days later, and keep sending. Somebody will give you a chance if you keep trying.

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