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Lindsay Palmaccio

Major: Psychology
Hometown: New York, NY

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I found out about this experience from my academic adviser.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

I was always interested in fashion. When I learned about this experience, there was no way I was going to turn it down. Even though being an intern does have its faults, I was excited to learn about the industry that has such a strong presence in my life. They have taught me so many useful things about the professional workplace including, but not limited to, organization, professionalism and relationships. Organization has been instilled in us since grade school, but I have never really seen how important it was until this internship. In the fashion industry there are deadlines, as there are with a lot of things, and in order for your product to stay on track, you need to be organized. My supervisor always says “Organization is the key to success” and I couldn’t agree with her more.

My experience has opened my eyes to the skills and expectations of future employers.

How did this experience impact you academically?

My experience has opened my eyes to the skills and expectations of future employers. It taught me specific skills that apply to both the real world and the world of school and education. These skills include organization, goal setting, timeliness, relationships, networking and so much more. These skills are ones that will guide me through life in the most efficient way possible. They are skills that are crucial to have under your belt while in school and after graduation. Through this internship, I have grown in so many ways, which will ultimately have an impact on my academic success.

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

When I first went into this internship I had no idea what path I wanted to take with my career and future. It was a scary thought to believe that I was going to soon be a professional working adult that has bills and responsibilities other than deciding when I should do my laundry or what I wanted for dinner. I can honestly say though, that through this internship I grew in ways in which I never thought could happen. Of course I knew that at some point I would have to face the facts and “grow up” but this internship showed me that growing up was just another chapter in this book we call life and that it held so many other opportunities that I have not yet had the opportunity to experience. This made me excited and confident about my future and helped me see that a future career is something that I aspire to have, not something I fear.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

Depending on what they need academically, yes, even if you don't really need these credits I would still recommend it due to all of the rich and wonderful experiences and lessons you learn.

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