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The INTERNal Perspective of Sarah Melley: Delivering Smiles to Local Island Harvest Food Pantry

August 8, 2012

This is our first intern activity post! It’s written by Sarah Melley, one of our amazing Public Relations Interns! Here’s Sarah as she shares the experience of some of our fantastic interns delivering flowers to the Island Harvest Mobile Food Pantry for our Imagine the Smiles campaign:

On Wednesday, August 1st myself and four fellow interns delivered smiles by donating flower bouquets and arrangements to Island Harvest’s Mobile Food Pantry as part of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Imagine the Smiles campaign. Island Harvest’s Mobile Food Pantry, a weekly food pantry that provides local communities with nutritious perishable and non-perishable foods such as fresh produce, meats, pasta and canned goods. Continue Reading…

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The INTERNal Perspective of Merchandising Intern Phil Kubiak

August 6, 2012

What is Floral Direct? How is it related to Merchandising? Hailing from the Floral Direct section as a Merchandising Intern, Phil Kubiak shares his experience for the INTERNal Perspective:

While I’m interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM this summer, during the school year I am a student at CUNY Baruch. I have taken various business courses but never really had the chance observe firsthand how business really works. In fact, before this internship, my only experience has been through textbooks. Now I get to see the gears of the company turn and observe how every department works together. My main responsibilities here are with Floral Direct, changing how we offer products on our website, but it’s not my only task. Continue Reading…

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The INTERNal Perspective of Logistics Intern Thomas Cox

August 4, 2012

Who makes sure that products are transported and tracked correctly? Our Logistics Department! Thomas Cox tells his story about his summer as a  1-800-FLOWERS.COM Logistics Intern:

I’m a Marketing major going into my junior year at St. John’s University. This summer is my second internship at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, neither of which were in Marketing. My first year was in BGS, where I learned sales methods and had the opportunity to sell holiday packages. Continue Reading…

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The INTERNal Perspective of Merchandising Intern Emily Bahr

August 3, 2012

Our second Merchandising Intern, Emily Bahr, shares her observations from interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM for the second consecutive summer. Here’s Emily’s story in her own words:

I was certain that I would never feel such a strong sense of community and family as I had felt during my freshman year at Marist College, where the student body and faculty truly care about students’ future and well-being. Little did I know that feeling would surface again during my first year interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM in 2011. Beyond the feeling of comfort at the company, I didn’t think I would find anywhere in the business world that I’d feel as passionate about. But I did.

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The INTERNal Perspective of Strategic Marketing Intern Megan Molloy

July 27, 2012

Our Smile Days for the Summer of a Million Smiles campaign are wildly successful in and out of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM office. That’s all thanks to Megan Molloy, our Strategic Marketing Intern, who shares her own take on arranging smiles:

My summer at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has revolved around the company’s goal to deliver a million smiles through its Summer of a Million Smiles program. I have been tasked with coordinating Employee Smile Days, in which employees contribute their time by delivering smiles to deserving community members. Little did I know that it would give me the opportunity to work with remarkable organizations such as the New York Blood Center and North Shore Animal League of America.. Continue Reading…

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INTERNal Perspective: Marketing Intern Chelsea Ripp | Petal Talk

July 20, 2012

You may recognize the author of our second INTERNal Perspective blog entry. Already famous for her many amazing “Petal Talk” posts, Interactive Marketing Intern Chelsea Ripp gives her insights from an inside view of interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM in her own words:

Marketing Intern Chelsea RippMy name is Chelsea Ripp and I am a Marketing and Graphic Design double major at the University of Notre Dame, home of the Fighting Irish. My passion for both the creative and analytical part of business has brought me to 1-800-FLOWERS.COM this summer, interning with the search engine optimization (SEO) team. I was welcomed with open arms and instantly immersed into the company’s flowering culture (pun intended!) I have learned everything from SEO and SEM tactics, the elements of a good online advertisement, the difference between a paid and unpaid search, the crazy world of social media marketing and affiliate business. The skills and knowledge that I have obtained during my time at the company has been invaluable and I’m sure will benefit my career! Continue Reading…

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The INTERNal Perspective of Merchandising Intern Drew Grombala

July 18, 2012

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. Continue Reading…

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The “INTERNal Perspective:” Welcome 1-800-FLOWERS.COM 2012 Summer Interns

July 13, 2012

The bright 2012 Summer Interns take a picture in the retail store of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Carle Place headquarters on July 12, 2012!

Beautiful, bright and vivacious, and for once, we’re not talking about our flowers! The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM 2012 Summer Interns hail from 27 colleges and universities across the country. Working in departments such as product development, marketing and finance, among others, our interns are eager to learn and contribute to the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM team. Each of the 34 summer interns brings their enthusiasm and abilities to the table each day, providing a useful insight into the company’s daily functions. To capture their experiences, discovery and insight, we have launched “The INTERNal Perspective,” our company’s intern blog. Please check back in for weekly updates as our interns share their daily happenings at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM.