Internship with Kleinfeld Bridal
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Lisa Dubin

Major: Labor and Employment Relations
Hometown: Long Island, New York

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I learned about this experience through Linked In. I was in touch with many people about internship opportunities, but then saw that Kleinfeld Bridal had an internship program. I spoke with my family friend who works there and asked about this opening. Although I was in contact with other employers, this opportunity surpassed the others. Using your connections is a huge advantage in getting ahead. Expand your network as big as you can. It truly helps in the end.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

This internship consists of using a computer system for inputting all of the information about each bride. This includes their purchase, address, phone number, important details pertaining to the order, and anything else that has to do with the order and bride. I input information into the computer system. Additionally, I email designers to ensure that the order is going to be completed and shipped on time. My boss, Michelle is very helpful, dedicated, and hardworking. I hope that one day I am like her in my work setting and get to influence students as well. She influences me to work hard, excel at anything I am working on, and to always respect others. She is fantastic at her occupation and I believe one day I will have her work ethic because I am learning from her.

How did this experience impact you academically?

I know how to work hard, learn new things efficiently, and work with employees and employers.

This experience impacted me academically because it made me ponder whether or not my major is what I want to pursue. This internship did not have to do with my major, Labor and Employment Relations, but I truly enjoy working in this industry. I have been thinking a lot about whether to change my major or to pursue my major within the fashion industry. I love working with fashion and I learned so many things about it that I never knew of. I gained so much knowledge on fashion, business, and how a company works. This information is definitely going to help me further on in life when I start my career. I know how to work hard, learn new things efficiently, and work with employees and employers.

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

My career goals and plans have definitely been impacted by this internship. My major is Labor and Employment Relations with a focus on Human Resources. This experience has nothing to do with my major as I work in the production department. I truly enjoy working in this field and it made me think about whether I want to continue my LER path or change it completely. To make this experience incorporated into my major, my career goal is to be in charge of a Human Resources department in a fashion company. This would combine my two passions, helping others and fashion.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

I would recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students because everyone should gain as much experience as they can before acquiring a full time occupation. I believe that this opportunity would help them decide if Liberal Arts is what they want to pursue or to change their field. Also, this could help students decide what industry they want to work within. This opportunity truly helped me figure out what industry I want to be in for my future occupation.

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