Each summer, AmericasMart offers an excellent internship program for students to gain experience in their field of interest. The internship program helps students practice real-world business scenarios and gives them a chance to develop their professional skills and techniques. By the end of the summer, each student will have gained a multitude of experience and increased their professional value by an extensive amount.
This summer we had a great group of interns. We are pleased to introduce you to our nine summer interns, a set of talented, skilled and bright young women who have chosen to extend their college careers at AmericasMart in Atlanta, Georgia. Below you will find a biography and photo for each of our interns!
Meet Morgan! She is an intern in the Fashion Office here at AmericasMart. She traveled to Atlanta for the summer from Benson, NC and attends college at East Carolina University. Morgan is a rising senior and she plans to graduate in the spring of 2016 with a degree in fashion merchandising. Although she is not quite sure what her plans are after graduation, she is enjoying her time here at AmericasMart! In her free time, Morgan enjoys running and her dream job would be to own her own resort wear boutique in a southern beach town.
Favorite part about interning at AmericasMart: “Planning the fashion shows and meeting new and interesting people every day.”
This is Holli! She is interning in the Retail Services department where she has gotten the chance to become the Retail Services Project Manager for VOW New World of Bridal. Holli is from Giffin, GA and she attends college at Auburn University. She is currently a junior studying marketing with a concentration in retail and plans to graduation in the spring of 2016. When she graduates, she is hoping to secure a job as an apparel buyer for a specialty retailer here in Atlanta. However, her dream career would be to become a global brand ambassador for a prestigious clothing brand! In her free time she loves to go shopping with her mom and catch up on her favorite reality TV shows.
Favorite part about interning at AmericasMart: “My favorite part about interning here at AmericasMart is interacting and building relationships with our customers on a daily basis. I enjoy representing AmericasMart and proving exceptional customer service to buyers from all over the country.”
Meet Monica, the Atlanta Convention Center Sales intern here at AmericasMart! She is from Newnan, GA and she attends Georgia State University, where she will begin her senior year this fall. She is majoring in marketing with a concentration in marketing management. Once she graduates in the spring of 2016, she plans on searching for a job or possibly another internship. She would also like to continue her education with the hopes of earning her Master’s Degree! In her free time, she loves to go shopping, try new restaurants, go on walks, and watch Netflix. We asked her what she would choose if she could have any career in the world and she said, “Being a famous actress would have been a cool career choice.”
Favorite part about interning at AmericasMart: “I like that all of the staff in the company are very nice and friendly and being in Downtown Atlanta is also a plus, I love being in the city!”
Meet Kate! She traveled from her home in Cincinnati, Ohio to intern in the Marketing Department at AmericasMart. Kate is currently a senior in college at the University of Alabama, where she is majoring in fashion merchandising. She plans to graduate in the spring of 2016 and although she is undecided on what city she’d like to live in, she would love a job in the fashion industry. In her free time, Kate likes to go shopping, find great hiking spots, hang out with her friends, watch TV shows or movies, and find new places to go, especially in Atlanta since she is new to the city! Her dream career would be to become a marketing editor or a stylist for a company.
Favorite part about interning at AmericasMart: “My favorite part about interning at Americasmart is being able to learn the ins and outs of the industry and getting to see how everything for the markets come together.”
This is Morgan! She is currently interning in the Logistics department as the Operations Intern at AmericasMart. Morgan is from Greenville, SC and she attends Clemson University. She is a senior majoring in marketing and plans to graduate in the spring of 2016. Once she graduates, she is hoping to land a job doing something she loves, like fashion marketing or advertising. She thinks moving to a big city like New York or Los Angeles would be cool! In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends, take advantage of Atlanta’s great shopping, and travel back to Clemson on some weekends to hangout on Lake Hartwell. When we asked Morgan what her dream career would be, she said, “Anything in fashion. I would do anything from working at a fashion magazine to helping with runway shows or photoshoots. It’s the only thing that I’ve ever really been interested in and wanted to make a career out of.”
Favorite part about interning at AmericasMart: “Seeing the tradeshows in action and knowing all of the hard work that goes into them behind the scenes in all of the different departments.”
This is Courtney! She is from Thomasville, Georgia and is interning in the Fashion Office. Courtney is a rising senior at Furman University. Her major is communications and she will graduate in December of 2016. After graduation she plans to further her education through graduate school, but says she still has a little time to figure that out! In her free time she loves to read, be outdoors, and spend time with her family and friends. As for her dream career, she absolutely loves fashion and says a career working in the fashion industry would be a dream. She would enjoy owning her own store or working for a fashion house. She would also love to live in Africa and do philanthropic work with local women and children! She is hoping that one day she will be able to combine both of her passions.
Favorite part about interning at AmericasMart: “There are so many great parts about interning at AmericasMart; however, at this point my favorite part has been working on the different fashion shows and interacting with all of the vendors during market.”
Meet Emily! This summer, she is interning in the Gift and Home Furnishings Department at AmericasMart as their temporary sales intern. Luckily, she didn’t have to travel far for her internship because her home is right here in Atlanta, GA. She attends Clemson University where she is studying marketing as her major and psychology as her minor. She is currently a senior, planning to graduate in the spring of 2016. After graduation, Emily hopes to work at a company similar to AmericasMart. She values the energy and the variety of responsibility that the jobs demand here. In her free time she loves to spend time with friends, no matter what they are doing, and her dream career would be to become a personal shopper.
Favorite part about interning at AmericasMart: “I love the environment in which I work. The Gift & Home team is welcoming, lively, and hard-working – I love them!”
This is Jayne! She is interning in the Fashion Office this summer. Jayne is from Tampa, FL and attends college at Troy University where she is a senior majoring in business marketing. She will graduate this fall and plans to go into the sales side of marketing. She is hoping to become a sales representative for a fashion company, so you may see Jayne in your favorite showroom at AmericasMart in the near future! Jayne loves the fashion industry and says sales are her niche, but she’s still undecided on what her dream career would be. She was raised a Florida girl, so in her free time, if she gets a chance to soak up the sun, she takes it!
Favorite part about interning at AmericasMart: “Interning at AMC has so many perks such as hands on experience with vendors, planning fashion shows, and working with premiere and upcoming fashion companies. My favorite part would have to be creating relationships with vendors and putting together fashion shows to showcase and market their items during market.”
Meet Payton! She is interning in the Publishing Department as the Public/Media Relations intern at AmericasMart. She is from Pensacola, FL and attends college at the University of West Florida. She is majoring in public relations and minoring in marketing and business. She plans to graduate this fall, but doesn’t have any set plans for post-graduation. Although graduate school, another internship and/or moving to a new city could be in her near future. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family and friends, go to the beach, go on walks, and explore new places to eat and shop, especially in Atlanta. If she could have any career in the world, she would choose to be the head of social media for a major fashion brand, company or department store.
Favorite part about interning at AmericasMart: “I love how friendly everyone is and I am so thankful for all of the experience I am gaining. I also love getting to take part in market and seeing all of the work that goes into each one!”