Vendor relations intern Kevin Sanches shares with us his internal perspective. Listen to his experience delivering smiles at a Mets game in his own words:
“My internship experience at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has been nothing but exciting, engaging, and most importantly, enjoyable. As a 20-year-old Management major at St. John’s University, I have learned a lot of vital information on how to manage, yet I didn’t know much about supply chain management. My internship has expanded my knowledge even further through experiences that I will take with me for the rest of my career. By attending weekly team meetings as well as consulting and being given insight to the functions of many of the other related departments; I have gradually attained an understanding of the logistics of all of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM’s floral, plant, gift, and baskets vendors from supplier to consumer. Additionally, I have been fortunate enough to learn and operate several of the processes that Vendor Relations performs in order to keep up the company’s success rate.
Altogether, this internship program has been so valuable in developing my knowledge of logistics and effectively expanding my career options. One of my favorite experiences this summer was the opportunity to represent the company and deliver smiles by distributing thousands of Cheryl’s cookies and The Popcorn Factory popcorn balls to Mets fans during a game at Citi Field. The event was a part of the company’s Summer of a Million Smiles initiative, in which we were able to deliver smiles through the sister brands’ sweet treats. This internship has been more than beneficial, by setting up special events to cater to the interns and allow us to learn essential tools that will help us beyond our education. I am so grateful to have been a part of this wonderful company and will always remember my internship at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM as an incredible one.”
– Kevin Sanches, Vendor Relations, St. John’s University