SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2016
Intern in Dresses for Bealls Department Stores
university, year, on campus activities and major:
Naples, Florida and I am a senior at the University of Florida
with a major
in Finance and a minor in Mass Communications.
time in Gainesville, I have been very involved in Dance Marathon,
run philanthropy that benefits children with serious illnesses at
UF Shands Children's Hospital. I have
also been involved in numerous
benefiting the Ronald McDonald House in Gainesville,
a place for
the families to stay while their children are being treated at Shands Hospital.
you to the Bealls Internship?
with me as it was started in Florida and I have lived
away from one of the department and outlet stores my whole life.
and I would shop at Bealls for anything from clothes
to gifts and home d�cor.
As a finance major, I have been drawn to the retail
that it enables me to incorporate my creative and analytical skills.
enjoy the dynamic aspect of the retail market.
you learn about the internship?
about the Bealls internship through the Career
on the University
of Florida's website. I also received an email from a
Advisor at the University of Florida regarding the Bealls
area of your internship
I am currently
interning with Bealls Department Stores in the Buying
department, specifically in dresses.
projects are you currently working on during your internship?
day-to-day work includes entering upcoming orders in the computer system,
vendors for any inquiries, and attending meetings held to
business moving smoothly and to maintain a competitive edge.
currently working on a group project, which focuses on finding new
opportunities for Bealls Department Stores, such as new brands, products, and
classes prepare you for this internship?
taken many business classes at the University of Florida, which have helped
understand the company's KPIs, as well as understand the need
mindful of the budget in every decision. These classes consist of Business
of Marketing, Business Calculus, Business Statistics, Finance,
Managerial and Financial Accounting.
How do you
think this experience will benefit you in the future?
this internship has done a tremendous job of teaching me the duties
required in the
buying department as well as the responsibilities of the other departments
within the company.
the tours we have taken and shadowing people in other departments,
been given an opportunity to learn every aspect of running a retail
I know I
will continue to benefit from this knowledge and experience, not only for
remainder of my
internship, but also for my performance and understanding in future business