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Nordstrom

June - August 2018 • Arcadia, CA

What I liked

I loved working in the field of fashion from a retail point of view. I also loved the internship project that we worked on and won- it is currently in corporate! Nordstrom was one of my favorite job experiences.

What I wish was different

I wish it was longer than a few months

Advice

Apply! There are so many Nordstrom’s that need interns and they are looking all the time. It’s an amazing company with so much opportunity for growth and this is such a fun way in.
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Retail Management

June - August 2018 • Walnut Creek, CA

What I liked

I loved the way the company was structured and felt like my coworkers and higher ups really cared about me, their work and their customers.

What I wish was different

I wish i could have stayed longer

Advice

Never say no! Try everything and always take new opprotunities!
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Intern

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

How supportive and welcoming they were

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

If you are looking to be in retail management I highly suggest this internship
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Salesperson

June - August 2018 • Novi, MI

What I liked

I got along well with my coworkers, which always good. This job was also the highest paying job that I've had (we had a 10/hr base pay but usually made commission off of our sales), so it was great to be able to save some money that I could put towards tuition for this year (and have a bit more spending money throughout this semester). The employee discount was also very nice.

What I wish was different

Working commission is, as my father puts it, a blood sport. It forces passive-aggressive competition, especially among employees that were making their living there.

Advice

I truly think it can be beneficial to put down the "I need to get a great internship over the summer" hat and recognize that working retail or food service can be very useful over the summer as well. These jobs often pay more (especially since many internships nowadays are unpaid) and provide great experience in how to deal formally with the public and with unhappy customers. I truly believe everyone should work customer service at least once in their life.
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Sales

June - August 2018 • Lynnwood, WA

What I liked

My manager was excellent at encouraging me to meet my sales goal every day and the ability to sell items from other departments.

What I wish was different

Nothing my experience was amazing I would suggest this job to anyone!

Advice

If you don't sell a lot one day don't worry you can always get your sales up another day!
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Team was great Very good at onboarding Intern community Technical challenge

What I wish was different

Longer internship

Advice

Be open to networking aside from doing all three technical work
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Nordstrom Sales Associate

June - August 2018 • Montclair, CA

What I liked

The experience in the business world

What I wish was different

Working in an area with more customers

Advice

Make goals for yourself and do your best to achieve them!
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Retain Sales and Management Intern

June - September 2017 • Portland, OR

What I liked

If you are interested in going into fashion it is good hands on sales experience.

What I wish was different

The job they offer is as an assistant manager at the store. And I personally would rather have a job in corporate

Advice

It has helped me with my future internships in more practical work forces for my majors
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Sales

June 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I learned a lot about retail and people.

What I wish was different

Working weekends was not the best.

Advice

Don’t judge anyone
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Sales Intern

June - August 2018 • Walnut Creek, CA

What I liked

culture

What I wish was different

efficient allocation of workers per department

Advice

work hard
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Head Waiter

May - August 2018 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

Quick summer job to get cash.

What I wish was different

Waited to accept this job to accept Nike job offer.

Advice

When you are looking for a job don’t jump on the first offer given give time for other companies to reach out.
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Sales associate

March 2017 - August 2018 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

I enjoyed the people I worked with.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I liked that I was able to work with the team on actual backlog work instead of a project.

What I wish was different

I definitely wish there was a better team selection process.

Advice

I would definitely say don't be afraid to ask questions! You're here to learn as much as possible about everything so don't be afraid of looking "dumb!"
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Department Store Salesperson

June - August 2018 • Lone Tree, CO

What I liked

Loved my coworkers, loved the people that I sold to, loved the way the company was run

What I wish was different

Hours sometimes

Advice

Get a job at Nordstrom! Really it was awesome
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Rover

June - September 2018 • Honolulu, HI

What I liked

Training, staff so helpful and very understanding

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Get hired as early as possible
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Sales Associate

June - August 2018 • Skokie, IL

What I liked

I enjoyed working in an environment that promotes quality in products, but most importantly a focus on customer service and creating a relationship with the customers that can even be long term by texting them when new clothing came in.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Sales associate

September 2017 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Everything, I enjoyed working personally with the customers in every area of the store.

What I wish was different

Commission base salary & hourly they don’t coincide

Advice

You have to be dedicated to the job.
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Sales Associate

June - August 2018 • Minnetonka, MN

What I liked

Gained a lot of customer service experience. Met many great people, and felt myself grow to be a more sociable person.

What I wish was different

Don't really have anything I wish was different.

Advice

Take advantage of gaining connections when working in customer service.
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Sales

June 2018 • Beachwood, OH

What I liked

The freedom of this job. And the ability to express my fashion sense.

What I wish was different

It is commission based so that’s a bit rough.

Advice

It’s retail. Not everyone is going to be nice to you and it’s a competitive feel. Don’t work here if you don’t have tough skin.
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Rover/Sales Associate

July - September 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I like that I got to work in a number of different departments since I was a rover. My second month working there, I got to work in a pop up shop for Herschel so I was selling merchandise for a brand that I was very familiar with. I also met a lot of wonderful people during my time there.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have stayed there a little longer because I was really starting to enjoy my job and I wish that I was working a sales role that allowed me to make commission.

Advice

I would say that everyone should give retail a try sometime during their life. I was very opposed to the idea of working a retail job because I didn't think I would enjoy it, and I only took the job because I was looking for a summer job and it was the one that got back to me the fastest, but it taught me a lot of skills I wouldn't have gained otherwise and a very memorable experience as well.
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