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J'Dah Mason

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design



Company/Organization: Hearst Corporation
Company/Organization website: http://www.hearst.com
Destination: NY, NY
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Conduct market research of beauty brands to assist in the development of stories for the magazine Organize over 100 products daily to ensure editors receive and review their products in a timely manner Contact PR companies regularly to supply editors with products for their research and stories Observed meetings and joined events with editors to gain a better understanding of the beauty industry

I accomplished...
Aided in the social marketing of the beauty podcast and attended market research events.

I learned...
There will be difficult people in the workplace but it is important to learn to get along with a wide variety of people which can be an important learning experience in and of itself. Always stay motivated and keep a positive attitude. It's best to remember that you are there for a learning experience!

Advice for others...
Be proactive in the work you want to do and reach out to people and companies to gain knowledge outside of the parameters of the internship.

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