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I’m a Fashion Intern. Wait, WHAT?!

This week has been entirely too insane and I feel as if I’ve hardly had a moment to even catch my breath. Seriously. Phew. 

Ok, I just took a breath, finally

My second to last semester of college (woo-hoo!) has begun and it’s been nothing short of a crazy ride so far. And well, let explain myself. Remember that time (yeah, you’re gonna have to scratch your brain to remember since it’s been sooo long) that I mentioned I had a few announcements to make? Yeaaa.. Well one of them was already made, and if you missed it then you’re missing out! I, along with two blogger friends, launched the Bloggerista Book Club.  So far, it’s been a smashing success, and if you aren’t involved you’re missing out. (and yes, I just did call you out on that!

So, getting to my point/other announcement, which has been so hard to keep a secret the past 2 months.

Back in December, I decided I should start looking for internships, fully planning on finding one for the summer. We all know the benefits of internships and how fabulous they look on a resume. Literally within my first half hour of browsing, I stumbled upon a listing online for an intern needed starting in January in the online marketing department at Foley + Corinna . F+C’s offices are smack-dab in the middle of NYC. I am in the mountains of boring Virginia, over 500 miles away. Well, I thought I’d take a whack at it and apply- I mean, what did I have to lose, right? So, I emailed the contact and waited anxiously for a reply. 

Within a few days, I heard back from the Online Marketing Director, telling me she’d like to have a phone interview with me and wanted to see my resume. Naturally, I started jumping up and down (yea, yea.. before I even got it), and then quickly got myself together.

To make a long story short, we had the phone interview, and I LANDED IT! I could hardly contain my excitement- my dream, since I can remember was to always be a “fashion intern”. There’s something about the term that has such a ring to it, something so glamouricious. And not only was I a fashion intern, but it directly pertained to my major (Business Marketing), my minor (Fashion Merchandising), and I could ‘perform my responsibilities’ from the comfort of my own apartment. All the way in the Virginia mountains. 


So, now you’re thinking.. wait, what?! How are you an intern for a company in NYC. Hold on – didn’t I mention online marketing? Yes, I thought so! Everything that I/we are dealing with is dealt with online, whether it’s contacting sites and their advertisers, bloggers (yes, like you!), weekly report, social media analysis, and the list goes on. Everything I need, is right in front of me. Genius, right? Thank you, internet.

 And so, my lovely bloggeristas, my week has been full of getting into the swing of things with Foley + Corinna, as well as juggling a part time job and a full 18-credit semester. Don’t ask me how I do it, just believe that I do.
If you’ve read this far (cause I know wordy posts can be annoying) then you are fantastic and one of my favorite people. I hope you can share in my excitement! I can honestly say that this has worked out perfectly and been something far better than I could have imagined. I’ve already learned so much and it’s been two days on the job.. well, internship. hehe.
XXXO
M

21 Comments

  1. Jenna said:
    1.21.11

    Again, congrats! I am so proud of you…it’s a big accomplishment and I know it’s something you’ll enjoy. And I KNOW you can do it all. I’ve learned these past few months it’s possible, just try to get some rest and relax along the way. Tired–OK. Exhausted and on the edge of a nervous breakdown–Not OK. ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats, girl. You deserve everything you want. Keep reaching for the stars.

    XO,
    Jenna

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  2. 1.21.11

    CONGRATS!!! That is one AMAZING COMPANY and you are going to learn so much!! YAY!!

    xo,
    Carrie

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  3. 1.21.11

    Congrats again girl!!! This is so exciting and I’m glad we can finally talk about it out in the open. . . no more secrets haha. Anyways, you are amazing and can totally handle it! And I can’t wait to hear about all of the intern things you’ll be doing ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay, yay, yay and again congrats ๐Ÿ™‚

    -hearts and hugs,
    Nina

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  4. Becky said:
    1.21.11

    Yay for you, Marissa! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Serena said:
    1.21.11

    Congratulations on landing a fab internship!! That’s super cool you can tele-commute, too. Foley + Corinna is such a great brand.

    http://www.materialtherapy.blogspot.com/

    x.S

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  6. Marissa said:
    1.21.11

    That’s amazing! Foley + Corinna? Congrats, sweetie!

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  7. Lynzy said:
    1.21.11

    OH MY GOODNESS I am so flipping excited for you!! How amazing! Doesn’t life rock sometimes? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    xo Lynzy

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  8. 1.21.11

    Congratulations! You must be so excited! That sounds like a fantastic opportunity! x

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  9. 1.21.11

    congratulations! glad you’re enjoying it! I am currently in the middle of applying for internships too… totally different ‘kind’ of internships though ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. 1.21.11

    Congratulations my love!!!! What an incredibly exciting opportunity for you!! And for a company in NYC! Woo hoo! It will always and forever be my dream to live in NYC if not even for a mere few months! It is FAB that you can still do everything online though! Will you ever need to “visit” NYC for your job!??
    I am SOOOOO excited for you and you TOTALLY deserve it!!
    Now have yourself a fabulous glass of bubbly!

    XX

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  11. Stephanie said:
    1.21.11

    New follower/commenter here…anyway, congrats on the new internship! It’s exhilerating to have such a great start to your career. Remember just work hard and good things will come your way!

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  12. kendallcrow said:
    1.21.11

    ahh! when i saw the title of your post, i wanted to jump up and down with excitement for you. this is so YOU! the job sounds totally perfect for you and i look forward to reading about you adventures in fashion marketing. and yea, how rad is it that you can do it from your place in virginia?! too awesome for words. congrats girl!

    -Kendall

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  13. Jenni said:
    1.21.11

    Girl I am so happy for you!! What great news!! It seems like a fantastic company!! Who knows, it could even lead to a job opportunity in NYC!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. Chelsea Rae said:
    1.21.11

    Congrats, girlie! My first internship in fashion was a via internet internship as well, though it wasn’t half as prestigious as Foley + Corinna. Even with all the work/school/internship madness, I have faith that you’ll be perfectly fine.

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  15. 1.22.11

    CONGRATULATIONS! I know you will be an awesome, awesome fashion intern and how wonderful to have accomplished one of your dreams!

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  16. Marissa said:
    1.24.11

    woo-hoo!! congratulations!!

    PinkPopMash

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  17. Alisha said:
    1.24.11

    I’m WAY behind…sorry love. Congrats on this awesome opportunity!! This sounds amazing, and definitely something that will open up a lot of doors for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Kayla said:
    1.26.11

    babe! that is amazing, congratulations! sound like you have a busy semester ahead but I know you’ll do great with everything! good luck with the new internship!
    love, kayla

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  19. Stefany said:
    1.27.11

    Omg that’s amazing!! Well done you, not only for landing the job but for managing to keep it a secret. Huge congrats ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

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  20. Petchie said:
    1.31.11

    Congrats on getting the internship! How awesome is that! It will definitely open up so many opportunities for you, I know from experience that internship always do. Goodluck!

    xoxo
    Petchie

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  21. etoilee8 said:
    2.6.11

    Congrats! I hope all your hard work pays off in a grand way.

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