Toddlers & Tiaras

I am currently an intern at Soko Inc., a marketing and events firm, in the heart of South Street shopping. Who knew that my first experience at an internship would entail me babysitting kid models, sounds like I didn’t learn anything from this, but trust me I did! This was my first event that I ever worked with my internship and I was determined to step up to the plate and show what I am capable of. This event was hosted by Marlton Square Shopping Center and was held in the shopping center parking lot. Various stores participated including; Gap, Victoria’s Secret, Bluemercury and Chico’s, and they had models wear their new Fall collections! It sounded like so much fun and I was ready for the experience. My boss had me in the changing room section and I was to make sure that all the clothes were on the hangers and to keep the kid models happy and entertained so that they wouldn’t run away.  Although my job description didn’t say “babysit kids”, I had to step up and do whatever task was asked of me. The point of this, is that I learned that things won’t always go as planned and when things don’t go as planned, you have to adapt and still get the job done. That is what this internship has taught me the most, thinking on your feet and being able to make quick changes without ruining the event. The event ended up a success and my boss was pleased on how well I was able to make changes and to not freak out under pressure. I know that when I enter the “real world”, that this won’t be an issue for me.

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