Undergraduate Blog / Tag: Internship

What People Don’t Tell you Before Starting Your Internship

Going into this summer I expected to be working for a Commission under the Connecticut government. Less than a week before my start date I received an email saying the governor had cut the Commission out of the state budget and my internship was now not available along with all the other people displaced from…

Collaboration

When I first started at Hope and Comfort, I was the only intern. This had its pros and cons just like everything else. I loved that I was able to work in all areas of the business from sourcing, distribution, and corporate relations.  However, being the only intern was lonely and was very hectic all…

Navigating the City

Since I work in New York City sometimes I am sent on errands such as mailing packages at the post office or picking up items at various stores. At first, some of these tasks made me nervous because I am not very familiar with New York City but I have actually gotten a lot better…

Multitasking

At work, some days it feels easy to get overwhelmed. I enjoy my work but some days there is a lot of it and some tasks take longer than anticipated. In addition, I have an intern project that I am supposed to be working on every day. Some days I come home burnt out because…

Time Management

As I have been working I have learned a lot about maintaining a new type of schedule. At Babson we have a lot more free time to figure everything out but now I have to learn how to make the most of my minimal free time. I have had to learn how to prioritize certain…

Giovanna Pickering

Effective Communication in Global Organization

Sony Music’s presence in over 40 countries around the world makes effective communication vital to its success. One of my projects as part of the Global Finance internship program involves standardizing one of the company’s key business processes. In order to standardize, it is essential to outline specific details, make comparisons, and pull information together…

Sophia Zhu

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,…

Isabel Whitaker Esteve

Life as an Assistant Fashion Buyer!

My internship as an assistant buyer has been a great learning experience! The fashion department at RTR is composed by the buying, planning and merchandising teams. All three work very closely together to determine what products to buy, the amount of inventory to buy, what to merchandise, etc. As a buying intern I have participated…

Giovanna Pickering

Bridging Passions

I want you all to recall your favorite memory, and then think of the song associated with it. Looking out from the 22nd floor of the newly designed Madison Avenue building, we are given our first task. As we go around the room, the stories range from featuring as an extra in Justin Bieber’s “Baby”…

Expectations vs Realities – NYC Fashion Internship

In my previous post, I shared with you that I spent a month learning the fundamentals of sewing to adequately prepare for the internship. In turn, I had my expectations for this internship. Let’s examine how things actually turned out in these 5 weeks at Rebecca Taylor. Girls in the industry are backstabbers. Reality: They are…