Merchandising intern Kara Lange describes how interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has enabled her to see the business world in a way that she would otherwise not have been able to. Here is her internship experience in her own words:
“When I originally found out I was going to be in the Merchandising Department here at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, I was a little apprehensive. As a science major, I really didn’t have much of an insight into anything in the business world. I had taken Economics in my first year of college, but didn’t really have any further business background.
As a Florist Designed intern, I have been given the opportunity to see how products are created, how they are completed and ready for sales, and every step along the way. My experiences range from working in the design studio and preparing the flowers to be used in arrangements, to observing photo shoots, and even attending meetings about marketing initiatives, and how products should be placed on the website to increase sales.
An internship at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has been such an amazing opportunity. You are able to really see the business world from a leading company, and are trusted with many projects and opportunities. I have gained so much from this experience, at the company interns aren’t stuck at a desk all day every day, they are given the chance to participate in anything that could possibly be a learning experience, and get a true idea of all of the hard work it takes to make 1-800-FLOWERS.COM a success.”
– Kara Lange, Merchandising Department, The University of Scranton