We pine all year long for the arrival of our summer interns and I am HAP-PPPYY to say that they’ve arrived!! (most of them, that is) Our summer interns always bring a lot of sunshine, smiles and energy to an already colorful Pink Palace so we love, love, love when they start! They might just be interns but we have them working on some preeety cool stuff (and no, we don’t consider getting coffee for people cool) but it’s no cake walk either. (though I think we’ve had cake twice already since they’ve been here. I digress…) The bottom line is we are so excited to have them here, they’re excited to be here and we hope to share some of their experiences with you here on the blog! Welcome to our interns!!!……….
JC Kennedy is a rising senior at the University of Virginia. She is working towards a major in Chemical Engineering and minoring in both Engineering Business and Science & Technology Policy. JC has been working in Lilly’s Marketing department since May 23rd and has loved every minute of it! Some of JC’s projects include updating social media, the upcoming Fall 2011 catalog, coordinating copyrights of Lilly Pulitzer original prints and helping with the fall 2011 web shoots. JC has worked at one of our Signature Stores, the Pink Palm, since 2007. A lifetime Lilly lover, JC is a member of Delta Delta Delta, drives a pink mini cooper and has a British lab named Lilly P. (be prepared to hear from JC on the blog, Facebook & Twitter since she’s on our Marketing Team!)
Taylor Grimaldi, a senior (soon to be graduate) of Temple University began her internship at the Pink Palace two weeks ago and is loving her new home! As an HR intern, she is responsible for working with the Human Resources department on innovating strategies to continue engaging our younger consumer and entry level hires, assisting the HR team with on-boarding programs and much more! Taylor’s love for Lilly blossomed when she began working at a small boutique called People People in Stone Harbor, NJ. When Taylor isn’t working, she enjoys shopping, happy hour, spending time with friends and family, Phillies Games and laying on the beach (all day long)!
Monica Matthai comes to us from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC where she is a rising senior. She is working towards her Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion and Textile Management specializing in Fashion Development and Product Design. This summer Monica is working in Apparel Product Development & Production where she has a wide range of responsibilities. She is assisting in developing product that meets the needs and wants of the Lilly consumer. For the past two and a half years, Monica has worked at a stylist at Loft where she helped raised funds for St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital (which her location placed first in the nation!). She also participates in the NCSU Dance Company and is the President of Phi Psi Professional Textile Fraternity. Monica spent the past semester studying fashion design in Manchester, England.
Chrissy Coyle, a rising senior at Cornell University, will be joining our E-Commerce Department. After spending her spring semester in Paris, she is looking forward to a Lilly-filled summer! In her last internship, she helped develop L.L.Bean’s new website and product pages. She will apply those skills at Lilly as she assists in the launch of our new website, participates in the day to day activities of the King of Prussia E-Commerce Team and learns about the many aspects of the E-Commerce Department. At Cornell, Chrissy majors in English and French, leads campus tours, sings in an a cappella group and is a member of Alphi Phi.
Alexis Pennington, a native of Houston, Texas, is a rising senior at The University of Virginia where she is double majoring in Politics and Art History. She is a Chi Omega and a member of the Student Council. During her stay she will be exposed to the many aspects of the Merchandising department. Alexis will be responsible for assisting the merchandising team with all aspects of line preparation and reporting including retail selling, bookings, additional reporting, and competitive research. She will also be responsible for line books, samples, product knowledge guide and direct account copy information. Alexis’s hobbies include getting pedicures, riding roller coasters, re-reading the Harry Potter novels, and brunch.
Caroline Boyk is a recent graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a major in Illustration. During her time at Lilly this summer, she will be interning in the Print Design department. In her role at Lilly, Caroline will assist in the Print Design Team and more specifically for the Design Director of Print and Pattern, Accessories & Footwear and Creative Advisor in the creation of print and patterns for future Lilly lines. She is also responsible for helping the Print team in Lilli-fying specific stores, organizing the print studio, designing prints and much more! Caroline interned as a character and environment designer last summer in Chicago at a company specializing in interactive educational math games for children.