Yesterday I received some awesome news! I have been offered a paid internship with the Anthropologie Buying team. After interning at the Anthropologie Glen Mills store for six months, I decided that I wanted to continue on with the company and apply for an internship at their home office. I worked for several months and consulted with many professionals to perfect my resume. I was given some great advice such as creating a digital portfolio(www.lmulholland.weebly.com )and visually spicing up the look of my resume. After submitting my resume I made sure to contact anyone and everyone that I knew from the company and let them know about my intentions for obtaining an internship and learning more about the company. Initially I received an e-mail from the recruiter that I was not going to be given an interview. Of course I was pretty let down. I e-mailed one of the URBN executives that I had spoke with in the past and told her that unfortunately I was not going to be offered an interview but thanked her for all of her advice and support. About two weeks later I received a voicemail saying that they would love to interview me for an Internship with the Anthro Buying team!
The day of the interview had arrived! I showed up at their home office in the Philadelphia Navy Yard and to my surprise was competing against 85 other girls for the 18 positions being offered. I was soon to learn that they had received 1000 applications and cut it down to 85 people to go through the interview process. At this point I realized that I could only be myself and give my best in the interview. I tried to remain confident in the interview and show the interviewers who I really was. Some of the feed back that I received was that I had a realistic vision of what the job was and did not have some glamorous perception of buying. They also said that by already interning with Anthro I have strong knowledge about the companies vision and it showed my dedication to the brand.
For anyone who is interested in interning at URBN's home office, I highly recommend starting out interning at one of the stores. It definitely gave me an inside look at the companies vision and helped me to obtain this wonderful opportunity!