Rylie Smith

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
Minor/option/emphasis: AMD-Creative and Technical Design
Company/Organization: Bonobos
Company/Organization website: https://bonobos.com/
Destination: New York City, New York
Timeframe: Summer
Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu


- Measured samples and compared specs through each stage of production- Kept detailed notes for fitting sessions- Engaged in company activities and events- Inspected garment construction quality and fit- Shadowed the creative team on fabric selection and factory visits


My greatest accomplishment while interning at Bonobos was the wide array of connections I made at the company. The company culture made it really easy to get to know my co-workers and work along side multiple teams.

Learning experience

Learning the stages of productions and shadowing multiple parts of the company really introduced me to what it is actually like in the industry.

What advice would you give?

My advice for future students is to nurture relationships that you have in the industry and make an effort to make new ones. It really helps to know people in the industry. Also be yourself, companies want to hire people they enjoy working worth and encourage a healthy company culture.

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