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Madelynn Seifert

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design



Company/Organization: Integer Holdings Corporation
Company/Organization website: http://www.integer.net
Destination: Plymouth/Minnesota
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
- Created supporting material for marketing managers and sales team - Pulled pricing information from databases for presentations and quotes - Aided marketing team in new product launch - Developed competitive comparison tables

I accomplished...
I created a very large market model file in Excel that encompassed market data from each franchise category of our business sector. This was a very large project that everyone was dreading, and did not know how to approach, so they were all incredibly thankful when I was able to accomplish this task. It is a file that will be helpful for them for years to come, in regards to market data and franchise growth.

I learned...
I learned so much about marketing in general, and just how an office operates on a daily basis. I also learned some great communication skills, and learned that no matter what level you are at, your opinion is valid and should be heard. I also learned that taking chances and exploring different areas is very important when it comes to finding out what you want to do for the rest of your life.

Advice for others...
Work as hard as you possibly can, and ask as many questions as you can. The people you are working with are very knowledgable, and they have so much great advice, so never be afraid to ask for help or clarification. Also, listen and pay attention to what is going on around you - you never know what you could learn.

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