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Don’t Forget About the People

Due to the fast-paced nature of most internships, networking often takes a backseat to the completion of job-related tasks. I am not criticizing this truth, for the main purpose of internships are to gain work experience, and, perhaps, to prove one’s worth to a company. I am, however, suggesting that taking even a few minutes…

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Continuing an internship beyond summer

I completed my first internship this summer. I was grateful to have received and accepted an internship offer. I was absolutely elated when my boss offered me a part-time position with the company during the academic year. While my work-ethic has proven to be a valuable asset to the company, there were other key factors…

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The business side of fashion

I have always dreamed of working in the business side of fashion. This summer I had the privilege of interning at a lingerie company in digital marketing and brand management. With industry giants such as Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein perpetuating an unrealistic image of ideal body type, many consumers have been left feeling excluded…

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Increase Self-confidence at Work

I am a 20-year old rising sophomore at Babson College, and by far the youngest person at work. People tend to ask me how I got an internship at a well-known enterprise such as Koga, given my early age. People’s overreaction to my age made me feel that I was not qualified for the job…

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Good and bad customers

I am talking to customers from all over China of different ages and backgrounds every day. It was not always a pleasant experience. I have met customers that are very easy to communicate. They understand your role and trust you. One customer said I am her first friend in the US. She told me that…

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What I learned from the internship

After 4 weeks of training, I found that my progress was quite fast. Even the sales positions I had never touched before, I also had a deeper understanding of the sales line. I still communicated with customers through the phone this week. A lot of progress, coupled with the encouragement of managers and colleagues, I…

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How to be a good sales person

I have been in contact with some businesses in recent weeks. The company also knows that I am a very new newcomer to sales, so I started to let me communicate with customers through the phone and WeChat. From now on, you need to talk to the customer, to be able to understand the customer’s…

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Internship Search Considerations: Program Structure

At this point in my career, I have had a few internships at both small and large companies. My current internship at FIS Global has had the most formal structure.  All FIS interns enter a cohort of an Associate Development Program, and I was pleasantly surprised by the program offerings. FIS’s Associate Development Program consisted…

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Misha Lau

Words of Advice to Future Interns

After interning at a fashion internship in Los Angeles, here are my words of advice to future interns that may have a similar experience as me. Plan your time wisely Because I did not live in Los Angeles to save costs, I commuted about two hours one-way using public transportation. While I slept for most…

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Misha Lau

Technology used in Wholesale Fashion

In such a fast-paced industry, fashion companies must use technology to be more efficient in their operational activities. Through my internship at a showroom as a Sales Operations and Showroom intern, I learned how the company uses technology to speed up processes in the front and back end of operations. Although technology varies between showrooms,…

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