Hometown: Rochester, NY
Internship: L’Oreal: Global Marketing Intern at Maybelline
Skills gained: I learned how to use innovation and creativity to problem solve in a market that is currently so congested with unique ideas already. L’Oreal and Maybelline pushed me to work effectively in a team as well as take on my own tasks. I also learned adaptability, because working for the number one makeup brand in the world is bound to have many challenges.
Favorite experience: For my final presentation, I went to the L’Oreal Labs in Clark, NJ, to actually blend and mix my own makeup. Although I am no chemist, I got to understand what goes into creating the perfect shade of lipstick and eye shadow.
Advice about interning: The biggest thing is to sit back and listen, honestly. There are many times during your internship where you will want to jump in and do as much as possible to help, but you can be helpful by just listening and watching others. And when the time is right, you will have a project that is all your own that you will know how to handle because you learned from the people before you.