Olivia Otis

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
Minor/option/emphasis: AMD-Merchandising
Company/Organization: Nani Nalu Beachwear Boutique
Company/Organization website: http://www.naninaluswim.com/
Destination: Edina, Minnesota
Timeframe: Summer
Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu


Corporate Operations Intern: Assisted in communication all levels of information to multiple stores Updated the company’s online website Facilitated and styled the May photoshoot Worked on-on-one with customers and developed the ability to customize a sales presentation specific to each clients unique personality and wants Was the top salesperson of the entire company for the month of July selling just over $30,000 Responsible for cash drawer of $300 reconciling and recording an average of $6,000 per day Visually merchandised the store with window displays, table displays, and inventory layout Took part in the 2019 Cruise Swimwear buying season Received and invoiced shipments Packaged, shipped, and managed inventory of all store transfers


One of my greatest accomplishments throughout my internships was succeeding in all of the projects I was given. I had the opportunity to style, run, and facilitate an entire photoshoot for the company. The photos from this shoot were then utilized on the company's website that I spent a great amount of time updating throughout the summer. My boss was very pleased and delighted with the work I completed with little instruction or direct guidance.

What advice would you give?

Do not be afraid to step outside your comfort zones and do not be afraid to say yes to trying new tasks or projects!

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