Hello everyone! My name is Lana Rahmani, I’m a senior studying Advertising with a concentration in Brand Strategy and Research here at Klein School of Media and Communication.
Over the summer, I had two internships that have prepared me for the future but I wanted to do one more internship to double check and see if a big corporation is what I want since a lot of people are against working in big companies. Hint: It’s not that bad and I will explain why.
I’m currently an eCommerce intern at QVC where my day to day tasks include loads of Excel work, updating gift pages, uploading shows gift items and resetting pages. Funny thing, I started as a campaigns management intern and then the eCommerce team adopted me after my supervisor quit before I even started. I’m thankful because if they didn’t take me in then I wouldn’t have known that I loved eCommerce so much.
Working at a big corporation like QVC has been very different, there are so many people, the buildings are so big, and sometimes you tend to find yourself lost. The best way to not feel like just a lost intern is to create an environment that doesn’t make you feel like just an intern.
I started off by decorating my desk with pictures of things and people I love, putting motivational quotes and I making sure everything is organized. Second, I asked my supervisor if I can take my work laptop and do my work in other parts of the company, perhaps, a coffee shop or the kitchen area, and last, I made sure to speak to everyone. I found these tips very helpful to get out of my comfort zone in a such a big company.
One of my favorite parts about working for QVC is the walk a mile meetings. Interns can schedule meetings with anyone that works in the department that they are interested in next and it is extremely helpful to when trying to figure out your next steps.
Overall, this has been an amazing experience, it made me like the corporate life and I’m extremely thankful for my lovely team.