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Courtney Hackett

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design



Company/Organization: RAYGUN
Company/Organization website: https://www.raygunsite.com
Destination: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
My internship at RAYGUN consisted of greeting and thanking customers, folding, hanging, and steaming t-shirts, setting up displays, re-merchandising, making the work schedule for a month, and occasionally working in store events.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment interning at RAYGUN was re-merchandising the children's section. I spent most of the summer doing this task and was really pleased with how it turned out.

I learned...
The greatest lesson I learned from my experience is to have patience. It is important to have patience with customers especially, and also while creating displays because it definitely takes time and a lot of trial and error to achieve the end goal.

Advice for others...
My advice for future students is to not be afraid to try something new. The more you put yourself out there the more likely you are to discover different talents you never knew you had.

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