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Molly Kowalski

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design

Minor/option/emphasis: Event Management

Company/Organization: Stuller
Company/Organization website:
Destination: Lafayette, Louisianna
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email:

I was responsible for...
Reporting and analysis; visual merchandising; work with product design and development to develop new product ideas; trend and market research; competitor analysis; brochure and catalog pagination; making sure the product is featured correctly on the web; monitoring the web for the new product that is featured and recording when it got featured.

I accomplished...
I got to present my project to an important client about refreshing a kit from Stuller. I had recommended new products, new product layouts and more metal qualities. The client seemed to be impressed with the work and appreciated that I took the time to visually create my idea and back it up with sales data.

I learned...
I learned how to publicly present in front of high level executives. I had to learn how to develop a professional powerpoint to draw in my audience and make sure they were paying attention to what I was saying and not just reading my slide. During my time at my internship I also practiced public speaking and worked on captivating an audience.

Advice for others...
It's most important to be confident in yourself and your abilities when interviewing and always think ahead within your position.

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