I honestly don’t even know where to begin. When I first heard about Sisters’ Gourmet’s marketing internship opportunity, I knew it was meant for me. I worked at a local bakery my senior year of high school and absolutely fell in love, so the internship seemed like a good fit. Once I met my supervisor and everyone a part of Sisters’ Gourmet’s team, I had no doubt that I was about to begin an unforgettable learning experience with incredible people helping me along the way.
For the past couple months, I have had the pleasure of interning with Sisters’ Gourmet. When family and friends asked what I did as an intern, my go to answer was that I was helping out with the company’s marketing efforts. In reality, it was much more than a marketing internship. Sisters’ Gourmet introduced me to so many new things. For instance, a warehouse and production lines were new to me. Additionally, my base of knowledge regarding Photoshop tripled! I learned how to create individual and group product sales sheets and nutrition labels. I loved diving into social media plans and writing blog posts. Furthermore, I learned a lot about myself. I now have a general idea of what I want to pursue career wise and what type of work environment is best for me.
Reflecting on my time with Sisters’ Gourmet, the most memorable experience I had was working the booth at the Atlanta Mart Gift and Home Furnishings Show. Before my time with Sisters’ Gourmet, I dipped my toes into the realm of tradeshows, but none near the size of the Gift Show. I learned how to write orders, what goes into booth preparations, and the best way to provide customer service. Moreover, interning with Sisters’ Gourmet included plenty of perks, such as unlimited access to my heart’s desire of their gourmet cookie mixes! What more could a girl want? I had so much fun trying different cookie mixes and deciding which I liked best (this is a very hard to decision to make, by the way).
All in all, I had a remarkable and one-of-a-kind summer internship that will not be forgotten. I learned how small businesses operate and what it takes to be successful on a day-to-day basis. It’s hard to consider the work I did as work because I enjoyed every project I tackled. I’ll miss the wonderful people that make up Sisters’ Gourmet the most when I head back to start my junior year of college. There aren’t enough words to describe how grateful I am for the opportunity Sisters’ Gourmet gave me.