Author: Sophia Zhu

Sophia Zhu

I Should Have Said Something

Summer is coming to an end and so is my internship at a particular lingerie and lounge wear company. I wish I could say I learned a lot from my internship but the truth is, I only learned one extremely important lesson: Do not get taken advantage of. It is safe to say that many…

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Connections are Everything

I have been attending Curve, a lingerie and sleepwear trade show here in New York for two days now and my main take away is to never burn bridges with anyone. Over the past few days, a countless number of attendees have approached my mentor and the one thing she told us interns, is to…

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An Ever-changing Work Environment

This summer I will complete my second internship in the fashion industry. Last summer I was a digital marketing and social media intern and this summer I find myself more on the sales side of a company. One similarity I noticed from my time at both companies is that no two days will ever be…

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The Biggest Mistake in Finding an Internship

Your first step in finding an internship may be going onto Google and searching “(Your major here) internship”. If there is a specific company you want to intern at, then you may search “(company’s name here) internships”. You land on a company’s careers page to find that there is not an internship position that interests…

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A Mentor Inspires

I am so lucky to have had the best mentor anyone can ask for. Julie Burgardt is the digital manager at Araks, an entrepreneur, and the person who I worked most closely with. This summer, Julie has taught me valuable lessons that I will bring with me to all my future jobs. The first is…

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The Importance of a Head Start

I came to realize that getting a head start is a huge advantage. The age range of interns vary but I am currently the youngest intern at the company. Today a new intern joined the team and while getting to know her, I found out that she is 29 years old- a whole decade wiser…

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Communication Tools

Communication is necessary in every aspect of life especially in the workplace. I have come to realize that working at a small company makes communication a lot easier than at a large company. At Araks, there really are not any divisions or departments. Everyone does everything and everyone helps everyone out. If I needed help,…

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Passion+Support=Success

There are so many corny life quotes I swear by. Careerwise, it would be: choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life. Thank you Confucius. It sounds so simple. Just follow your dreams and everything will work out in the end. I’ve been thinking about how the…

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An Essential: Company Culture

I want to be valued at my future company and I want to feel that I am actually contributing to the company. I want opportunities to grow at my future company. I want something I can work up to and earn. The head of production, Shirley, once started at Araks as an intern. She has…

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Finding The One

Hi, my name is Sophia and I am a rising sophomore at Babson. I am from New York City and hope to get into marketing for the fashion industry in the future. I am currently interning at Araks, a swim, lingerie, and sleepwear company focused on making women feel beautiful. I am a social media intern…

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