Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
Company/Organization: Rooted Boutique
Company/Organization website: https://www.facebook.com/rootedboutiqueholstein/?ref=br_rs
Destination: Holstein, Iowa
Advisor/Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was responsible for...
I worked right with the owner of the boutique. I learned how to be a stylist for customers that came into the store, I ran the social media and took photos for the social media, I also made and designed graphics for the store and for all of her social medias. I learned the business side of the store and got experience with market to see and pick out clothing for the upcoming seasons.
I got to make and design embroidered shirts for the store. They are selling the products at the store, and I have even seen people wearing them at Iowa State! It's so exciting and humbling to see people wearing my designs and seeing them being sold in an actual store.
My greatest lesson learned is that you can gain an amazing experience right here in Iowa. I feel that people really push you to leave and get out and go to a huge city, but I gained an amazing experience through this internship and gained a lifelong mentor and gained so many connections through this experience.
Advice for others...
Pick the internship where you will be the happiest and don't worry about what other people are doing! You are the one that matters in your experience, so stay true to yourself and find the place that is the perfect fit for you!