Another internship season is wrapping up, which, sadly, means we have to say goodbye to our awesome intern. Brittany gives us a look into her experience here at BR|LGC and what’s next for her:
BR|LGC: What surprised you about interning at BR|LGC?
What has surprised me is that B. Robinson is like a family. Everyone that works here is highly personable and welcoming. On my first day, my supervisor introduced me to everyone at the company, which was a great start! I was even more surprised that they featured their interns in a series called “Meet our Interns” on their blog. It is a great to see a company that truly shows interest in every aspect of their business, even down to the interns. It made me feel like I was part of the great family here.
BR|LGC: Was there anything that you learned that you found particularly interesting?
I really found learning about the anatomy of a frame and all the material that it includes very interesting. I didn’t know too much about eyewear until interning here, but there is so much to learn about it. I also really enjoyed learning about the quality and production site for acetate and seeing the inspiration for design and detailing was exciting.
BR|LGC: What was your favorite project during your internship?
My favorite project during my internship was when I created a blog post for summer trends based on our brands. It was fun to choose a frame and then build a look around it. Using Polyvore, which by the way is such a fun and useful site, I created a look for each style. I also really enjoyed organizing the many samples that are in the office. It was like I had the first look at all the great product! We continually received samples and it was fascinating to see the differences in the frames depending on the factory it came from.
I will be graduating in May! I’m excited about this next stage in my life and am looking forward to starting my career in the fashion industry. I love that the fashion industry has so many facets to get involved in. I feel that a career in fashion in the end becomes a journey. I am definitely passionate about both sales and product development. I enjoy interacting with people as well as the creative side of product development, so I hope to work in either area.
BR|LGC: Any reflections on your time at BR|LGC?
I’ve learned a lot from the Product Development team, seeing their day-to-day tasks. Product development is no easy job – there is always an issue to be resolved. Timing is everything!
I respect and admire everyone at B. Robinson. All the employees are friendly and, again, very personable. B. Robinson is a company that works together to do everything. I got to see this by working with the Marketing department once a week! Multiple departments come together and, in the end, great product is made and sold. I have learned a lot from everyone. Joyce, the head of the Product Development team, made sure I had all the knowledge I need and the ladies of the Customer Service and Marketing teams assisted me whenever I needed it. I am very grateful to be given such an amazing opportunity and am sad my internship is coming to a close. I am, however, excited to begin the new chapter in my life following graduation!
Thanks for everything Brittany – we wish you the best of luck!