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The INTERNal Perspective of Public Relations Intern Sarah Melley

August 31, 2012

In her second post for the INTERNal Perspective, Public Relations Intern Sarah Melley shares her experience interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and her involvement in the Imagine the Smiles and Summer of a Million Smiles initiatives. Here’s Sarah in her own words:

I have learned so much about Public Relations while interning here at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. As a Public Relations intern, I have participated in two major company-wide initiatives, Summer of a Million Smiles and Imagine the Smiles, to deliver smiles in the community and beyond. I was involved in donating flowers to the Island Harvest Mobile Food Pantry in Freeport and was a part of the committee that selected the winners for the Imagine the Smiles campaign from the numerous nominations. It’s great to be a part of something bigger than myself and I always feel good knowing I helped deliver a smile that day. Continue Reading…

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The INTERNal Perspective of Email Marketing Intern James Hoge

August 29, 2012

Who works on the emails sent out to our valued 1-800-FLOWERS.COM customers? James Hoge explains his role in creating those emails as an Email Marketing Intern this summer in his own words:

As the proud new owner of a marketing degree from Elon University, I was very excited to dip my feet into the professional world this summer. I’ve had the opportunity to observe and take part in the inner workings of a unique and innovative company. This has been an invaluable experience and a great jumpstart to my career. For the past two months I have been working with the Email Marketing team learning how to plan, design, review and analyze 1-800-FLOWERS.COM marketing emails. I’ve worked cross-functionally with several departments to accomplish these tasks, which has given me a valuable insight into how the company communicates and operates internally. Continue Reading…

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The INTERNal Perspective of Interactive Marketing Intern Gabrielle Bacarella

August 28, 2012

Gabrielle Bacarella, an Interactive Marketing Intern, also of previous “Petal Talk” fame, talks about her experiences interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM for the second consecutive summer. Her are Gabrielle’s insights in her own words:

When I entered my first year at Boston College, I had no idea what I wanted to major in, let alone pursue a career. After taking several courses, I found that I really enjoyed Human Psychology, declaring it as my major with a minor in Human Resource Management. Continue Reading…

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The INTERNal Perspective of Web Marketing Intern Kirsten Knott

August 24, 2012

Even she’s majoring in public relations, Web Marketing Intern Kirsten Knott describes how interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has her thinking about her future career path:

I have learned so many valuable insights from my internship at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, but the main thing I’ve gained here is a newfound direction. I have always known I wanted to pursue a career in public relations, but I was unsure of what type of company or industry I wanted to work in. During my internship, I had the opportunity to observe and experience the dynamics of a company that cares. Continue Reading…

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The INTERNal Perspective of Marketing Intern Matthew Keenan

August 22, 2012

Matthew Keenan, a talented Marketing Intern at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, reveals what surprised him about his internship this summer and the impact this experience will have on his future:

When I first started my internship at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, I expected to be doing menial marketing-related projects all day. But that wasn’t the case. I was given the responsibility of conducting in-depth marketing assignments, centered on canvassing customer comments about the products they received. I’ve also prepared parts of the marketing weekly report and worked on competitor analysis. Continue Reading…

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The INTERNal Perspective of Merchandising Intern Remington Zience

August 20, 2012

Remington Zience, a Florist Design intern in the Merchandising Department, gives his insights into his summer experience at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM:

When I first arrived at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, I had no clue that I would be involved in so many different initiatives. As a Merchandising Intern in Florist Design, my duties have ranged from hands-on experience in the design studio and creating a product-planning timeline to working on marketing strategies for the products. But my greatest learning experience this summer has been realizing how important it is to be versatile and flexible in your work. Continue Reading…

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The INTERNal Perspective of BloomNet Marketing Intern Jonathan Wagner

August 16, 2012

Who works in the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM BloomNet Department? What do interns there do? BloomNet Marketing Intern Jonathan Wagner explains:

As a History major at St. Lawrence University, interning at the world’s leading floral company does not exactly tie back to my major.  However, this internship has been a tremendous learning experience for me. Throughout the summer, I have been working in the BloomNet Department, where I have gained a great deal of knowledge. Continue Reading…

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The INTERNal Perspective of Chris Hopkins: Interns at 1800Flowers Volunteer

August 15, 2012

The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Interns volunteer their time and effort to the Imagine the Smiles campaign. Chris Hopkins, a Marketing Intern here, shares his view of the experience of creating floral arrangements to be donated as part of the initiative, complete with coverage from Newsday:

In the July 30th issue of Newsday, an article was published about 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Imagine the Smiles and 2012 Summer Internship programs. The reporter, Keiko Morris, and photographer, Audrey Tiernan, tell the story through the lens of our interns learning to make floral arrangements for the West Nassau Dialysis Center as a part of Imagine the Smiles. The newspaper came to our corporate headquarters in Carle Place, NY to interview our bright and talented interns, as well as a few other employees, about these two important aspects of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM brand.

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The INTERNal Perspective of Vendor Relations Intern David Kobbe

August 13, 2012

Our vendors may recognize the name of this author! In his second year operating as the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Vendor Relations Intern, David Kobbe explains his responsibilities and the successes he has built the last two years here:

I’m back here as the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Vendor Relations Intern for the second year in a row. I am heading into my junior year at Penn State and majoring in Supply Chain & Information Systems. Last year, I started with exciting projects like creating an incentive program for our vendors and completely revamping the Vendor Manual. Continue Reading…

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The INTERNal Perspective of Florist Operations Intern Alan Croitoru

August 11, 2012

Hailing all the way from Miami, Florist Operations Intern Alan Croitoru shares his experience from inside the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Florist Operations Department:

As a student majoring in financial economics and psychology, I can truly appreciate 1-800-FLOWERS.COM’s caring team who is obsessed with delivering smiles on behalf of its customers. Interning with the Florist Operations is interesting for me because I am able to see how the company values its economic goals yet maintains its culture of delivering smiles. For example, the emotions that a mother feels when receiving beautiful lilies on Mother’s Day or the impact of red roses on a Valentine’s Day experience are so crucial to the company’s bottom line. Continue Reading…