Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
Company/Organization: Worldly Goods
Company/Organization website: http://www.worldlygoods.org/
Title: Store Intern and Shop Assistant
Destination: Ames, IA
Timeframe: Spring 2017
Advisor/Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was responsible for...
I was responsible for the weekly store window as well as assisting with different tasks and projects for the store. During my internship I helped plan a trunk show, working on videos for social media, and working alongside the volunteers.
One accomplishment from my internship was the ability to get involved with Fair Trade. I am very passionate about Fair Trade and what it can do and during my experience I was able to share this with those who came into the store and in one of my classes.
I was able to learn about visual merchandising from a small business perspective that also cared about sustainability and the materials we used. This allowed me to consider how and why something like a window display can impact the environment and community.
Advice for others...
Get ready to be hands on and to adapt quickly. Retail does not move slowly and you need to be able to asses a situation and plan accordingly.