As the new school year approaches, our summer interns are wrapping up their final projects and are preparing to head back to college. From working alongside our women’s buying team on tops and denim to styling outfits for photoshoots, our interns have put in a lot of work – outstanding work. Meet six of our talented and passionate interns we have had the pleasure to know the last few months.
Title: Style Intern
Hometown: Newman Grove, NE
College: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Major: Marketing and Advertising/Public Relations
Describe your typical day at the office. There really isn’t a “typical” day as a style intern. It’s different every day and I love it! My main responsibilities include working hand-in-hand with our photographers, models, and senior stylists to create awesome content (photos and videos) for our social media platforms and web media. I do a lot of outfit creation and picking sets for the photoshoots. I assist with the Gimmicks Instagram, Shop by Outfits on buckle.com, and any other random requests. Putting together the fashion show for Manager Meetings in June was a really fun, big project.
Explain your experience at Buckle using three words. Creative, Rewarding, Passionate
Best up-coming trends? In my opinion, bodysuits, choker necklaces, bomber jackets, camo, and lace-up tops are the must-haves right now!
What’s a random fact about you?
I graduated high school with only eight other kids.
Finish this sentence: When I was younger, I got stitches in my tongue. (Don’t ask, it’s all a big blur).
Words to live by/best advice you’ve ever received: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
Title: Women’s Buying – Accessories Intern
Hometown: Mondovi, WI
College: University of Wisconsin-Stout
Major: Retail Merchandising and Management with a fashion marketing concentration
Describe your typical day at the office. My typical day starts by checking emails and getting caught up from the previous day. Then, I work on projects and touch base with the senior buyers if needed. Every day at 11 a.m. we have an accessories meeting where we go over urgent information and discuss orders as a team. After lunch I do jewelry approvals for the vendor I work with. In the afternoons, I run numbers on belts and handbags to see how the stores are doing with particular SKU’s. No day is ever the same and I love that about this job, it keeps me on my toes.
Explain your experience at Buckle using three words: Absolutely amazing experience. The amount of knowledge I have gained over the last 10 weeks is tremendous. I can’t thank everyone enough for all of the time they have put in to help me succeed.
Describe your style. I wish I could! My style seems to change daily, depending on where I am or what I’m doing. Overall, I would say my style is very Boho. I love flowy dresses, floral prints, and big kimonos.
What’s a random fact about you? I wanted to be a lawyer since the 6th grade. But after completing my freshman year of college as a pre-law student, I knew it wasn’t right for me. Also, I’m a vegetarian but grew up on a beef farm!
Dogs or Cats? Dogs. No question. But I love kittens. Baby kittens are the best.
Words to live by/best advice you’ve ever received: “It is what it is.” Sometimes things happen and there is nothing we can do about it. You just have to keep your chin up, smile, and go show everyone what you’ve got!
Title: Style Intern
Hometown: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
College: North Carolina State University – College of Textiles
Major: Fashion and Textile Management with a concentration in brand management and marketing
Describe your typical day at the office. My typical day “at the office” is not in your usual office setting. Most days I am working on special projects with the Creative Image Team to create content for social media, buckle.com, and more. These projects consist of styling outfits, researching locations and inspiration for the shoot, and going out on location to ensure that the vision for the project is executed. I also work on outfit laydowns and model photography for store support purposes and style outfits for the Shop by Outfit feature on buckle.com.
Explain your experience at Buckle using three words. Insightful, Fun, Worthwhile
What is your favorite piece in your closet and why? I am a shoe addict! I can’t identify one particular pair in my closet, but chunky heels are my favorite closet staple, providing comfort without compromising height.
What’s a random fact about you? I am a former Miss North Carolina Teen America.
Finish this sentence: When I was younger, I wanted to be a paleontologist.
Words to live by/best advice you’ve ever received: “You teach others to respect you by how you respect yourself.”
Title: Women’s Buying – Tops Intern
Hometown: Dublin, OH
College: Purdue University, BOILER UP!
Major: Retail Management with a minor in entrepreneurship
Describe your typical day at the office. No two days are the same for me, which is one reason why I LOVE this job. I mainly work with BKE, Affliction, American Fighter, and Sinful. Things I do on a daily basis include: spec’ing (measuring) garments, fitting the garments and approving colors, quality, graphics, patches, and buttons, sending emails to vendors, forecasting trends, outlining and placing orders, and much more! I have also had the privilege to work on two new brands – Fitz & Eddi and Fast and Furious!
Explain your experience at Buckle using three words. Incredible, Educational, Upbeat
Best up-coming trends? Dainty floral prints, zipper details on tops, and technical materials in street fashion!
What’s a random fact about you? My worst fear is thunderstorms.
Dogs or cats? DOGS x1,000!
Words to live by/best advice you’ve ever received: “Passion drives success.”
Title: Women’s Buying – Denim Intern
Hometown: Berthoud, CO
College: Colorado State University – GO RAMS!
Major: Apparel and Merchandising with a minor in business administration
Describe your typical day at the office. A typical day at the office starts by checking emails and looking at how product is selling. From here – each day varies. On Tuesday, all brands discuss denim sales. Often, we review as a team on future buys and product development. Mornings are also a great time to work on any projects I may have. Daily packages for all brands need to be spec’d and prepped for our models to try on in the afternoon. We then review the product and send comments/approvals.
Explain your experience at Buckle using three words. Passion, Product, Teamwork
What is your favorite piece in your closet and why? My Free People open back sweater. It’s a lifesaver.
What’s a random fact about you? I can sing the alphabet backwards and was trained in Maui Thai when I was younger.
Finish this sentence: When I was younger, I couldn’t wait to be older. Funny how the roles are reversed.
Words to live by/best advice you’ve ever received: “You determine your own success.”
Title: Women’s Buying – Denim Design Intern
Hometown: Edmond, OK
College: University of Central Oklahoma
Major: Fashion Marketing
Describe your typical day at the office. My day in the office varies from day to day, but projects I typically work on include sketching Daytrip and BKE pocket designs and making vector CADs on the computer. I also work on ideas and development for BKE, Daytrip, and Buckle Black denim. I also create product center posts to educate the stores on new merchandise.
Explain your experience at Buckle using three words. Creative, Fun, Memorable
Describe your style. My style is a little eclectic. I dress different every day, but I love vintage inspired pieces and earth tones. I am always updating my wardrobe with new trendy styles.
What’s a random fact about you? I am getting married in October and I am currently designing my own wedding dress.
Dogs or cats? Both! I am an animal lover and I’ve had cats and a dog.
Words to live by/best advice you’ve ever received: “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Every action that is easy to do, is also easy to not do. That’s the choice you face every day – a simple, positive action repeated over time.”
Interested in a career with Buckle? Check out our current job opportunities today!
Way to go Monica Mayer. You are such a unique young woman. We can’t wait to see what lucky company you will choose to work with after you graduate. You are one great Style Diva!