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Rebecca Heckman

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design



Company/Organization: Von Maur
Company/Organization website: http://www.vonmaurcareers.com
Destination: Iowa City, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Assisted the Cosmetic Department manager with daily responsibilities. Created department goals, analyzing performance, providing feedback to the management team, and tracking department sales.

I accomplished...
One of my greatest accomplishments throughout this experience was having the opportunity to create an event for the cosmetic department to improve the departments sales. Through this event I learned how to follow a budget, create advertisements, analyze goals and communicate effectively with the department to execute the plan.

I learned...
Through this experience one of the greatest lessons I have learned that it is important to be transparent, being transparent allows you to gain the trust of members on your team.

Advice for others...
My advice for future students is to ask questions, it's the best way to build professional relationships with others and gain insight on a company.

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