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Summer Internship. Name: Erin Damitio Company: Sears Roebuck and Co. Location: Hoffman Estates, IL Title: Merchandise Planning Intern Duration: May 2002-August 2002. Internship Goals. Learn the basics of merchandising that are applicable to all product lines

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SummerInternship

  • Name: Erin Damitio

  • Company: Sears Roebuck and Co.

  • Location: Hoffman Estates, IL

  • Title: Merchandise Planning Intern

  • Duration: May 2002-August 2002


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Internship Goals

  • Learn the basics of merchandising that are applicable to all product lines

  • Learn more about the job responsibilities of a buyer

  • Work with the marketing team

  • Learn the fundamentals of vendor relations

  • Gain exposure to product development


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Internship Experience

  • Forecasted sales for a $475,000,000 department which included five product lines

  • Purchased inventory

  • Replenished stores’ inventory

  • Provided customer service to vendors & stores

  • Assisted with marketing responsibilities including verifying ad integrity and ad position

  • Worked with men’s product development team

    • Exposed to sourcing, technical design, testing lab and color lab

    • Attended meetings including: Spring ‘03 DesignOverview, Cross Divisional Design and Counter SampleReview


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Likes/Dislikes

Likes

  • Corporate atmosphere

  • Level of responsibility

  • Intern conference and the weekly intern meetings

    Dislikes

  • The inability to select what department you work in


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Supervisors

  • Merchandise Analyst: Bart Lowery

  • Merchandise Planner: Mike Hickey

  • Buyer: Dennis Matthews


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Product lines that I worked with included:

Air conditioners

Upright and Chest Freezers

Dehumidifiers

Compact Refrigerators

Department


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LivingAccommodations

  • Sears provided all interns with a beautiful, completely furnished apartment (apartment complex also included a pool, workout room, free video rentals, and car wash)

  • Apartment was approximately 30 miles from Chicago

  • They also provided a rental car for you to share with your roommate


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How Did I Obtain My Internship?

Career Fair!!!

The position that I originally applied for was for the in-store management internship. However, they now offer the merchandise planning internship to MSU students.


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ContactInformation

Jennifer Hobock

Manager College Recruitment Services

3333 Beverly Road, D4-175A

Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

Phone 847.286.9293/847.286.8310 Fax

[email protected]


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