What is merchandising? What do merchandising interns do? Intern Drew Grombala explains and shares his perspective on his merchandising internship at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM in his own words for our first intern post:
“If you had told me before I walked through the doors at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM that I would learn as much as I have as a merchandising intern, I simply would not have believed you. I am amazed that I am given and trusted with tasks that are important and contribute to the daily business. Each day at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM provides a new learning opportunity for me, making it enjoyable and personal rewarding to come into work.
I work in the Merchandising Department with some of the friendliest, most patient and knowledgeable people I have ever met. They are always eager to mentor me while also treating me as part of the team and not simply as “the intern.” With their guidance, I have made product-focused PowerPoint presentations that were shown during a conference of close to 70 1-800-FLOWERS.COM attendees from all over the country to showcase the new products! Analyzing sales reports, building Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint slides to keep track of a summer sale and reporting inventory with the vendors to make sure that they have enough products are examples of just how much I have learned here. I am beyond grateful to 1-800-FLOWERS.COM for the opportunity I will never forget and I know will benefit my future.”
–Drew Grombala, Merchandising Department, Trinity College
—The INTERNal Perspective: Welcome 1-800-FLOWERS.COM 2012 Summer Interns