During my second week of interning at Merion Matters I learned so much more than I had the first week. I feel like the first week was more of me getting to know the company as a whole and how each department works with the buying department and me reading and understanding my position as an intern. I like the fact that since the company is so small I am able to get more involved and more hands on with certain things. It allows me to see all of the aspects of buying and take part in that. My boss is very good at lending a helping hand as well as teaching me new things and explaining things in great detail. During my second week I was taught how to check inventory online, how to get allocations for different customers who wanted a certain product. I also had the chance to look at some samples that were shipped to her. We looked at each sample and discussed the customer’s needs and wants and if that particular product would satisfy them. My boss also let me keep a sample, which I thought was pretty cool too. I had the opportunity to tag those samples as well. The thing I noticed about buying is that you must be able to handle multitasking. My boss had me switching tasks like crazy this week so I found myself taking a lot of notes so that I remembered what she told me. I didn’t find multitasking that hard but did realize that I need to stay on my toes and be ready for any and everything. All in all this week was another success and I look forward to going each week and learning as much as I can about the company I’m interning for as well as the industry.