Annie is going to be a sophomore next year and is spending her summer in Fort Myers with Chico’s FAS!
Here is what Annie (hello, it’s me) has to say about her internship:
“Landing this internship with Chico’s FAS has been a dream come true and a total blessing. I was lucky enough to be extended the offer even though it was supposed to be for rising seniors only (oops, not quite there yet). I am a journalism major at UF and am currently Chico’s PR and Social Marketing intern. My team is amazing and my job is so exciting. A lot of people don’t know this, but the Chico’s brand is made up of three companies: White House Black Market, Chico’s, and Soma. I get to work on all three brands, which is really exciting. I learn something new every day and there is NEVER a dull moment. I have had opportunities to write for Chico’s blog, Inside Chic, and brainstorm for social media accounts like the White House Black Market Snapchat and Instagram. I send clothing to magazines, communicate with fashion bloggers (famous ones!) and try to keep track of way too many pieces of clothing. The campus is amazing — I get to take golf carts everywhere I go. I hope to get into the fashion industry someday, and this internship has brought me that much closer. I am so grateful for the experience. I’m also surrounded by other interns (there are 18 of us, but we all work in different departments) that want to help me get to where I want to be. Everyone is so encouraging and inspiring. I could not have been blessed with a better opportunity. It has changed my world and perspective on the future. I can’t wait to see what my future holds thanks to the opportunities I will gain from this experience.”