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Jamie Wittman

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design



Company/Organization: HSN (Home Shopping Network)
Company/Organization website: http://www.hsn.com/
Title: Visual Coordinator
Destination: St. Petersburg, FL
Timeframe: Spring 2017

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
As a Visual Coordinating Intern, I have been given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the Visual Coordination function and how it relates to retail television. During my time here at HSN I have been learning how to prep product for retail television, traffic product in a live, 24/7 studio environment, and communicate (via headset) with a TV Production Crew during a live broadcast. In addition I have developed customer relations support skills while maintaining the brand image of well known brands such as Vince Camuto, Lucky Brand shoes, Jessica Simpson, Wolfgang Puck and LORAC cosmetics.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment from my experience was being able to work a full show by myself. It shows I am competent, and also that I was able to be taught the tools I needed to learn to do my job correctly and efficiently.

I learned...
The greatest lesson I learned from my experience was to always be available and alert. When someone needs something, be that person they go to. Be knowledgeable and confident.

Advice for others...
My greatest advice for future students looking for internships in this field would be to meet and introduce yourself to as many people as you can. Networking is key, for you never know who may meet and have it pay off for your future.

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