My name is Jenny Bresnahan, and I just finished up my junior year at the Fisher College of Business as a marketing student. This summer, I will be a Merchandise Analyst Intern with the Kohl’s Corporate Offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin! I am really excited to be taking on this new adventure and to get to share my experiences with you!
A little more about me: I am on the dance team here at OSU, I love big cities, and I have always had a passion for fashion (didn’t mean for that to rhyme, but it works). All of these were reasons why I wanted to try something new this summer, so I began applying for internships across the country. Surprisingly, Kohl’s was the last one I thought I would end up choosing. I had never been to Milwaukee before I flew there for the final round interview, and honestly went thinking, “Well, this will be a fun place to visit for free for two days”. However, I was so surprised, not only at how beautiful the corporate offices were, but the city itself was much bigger and lively than I had pictured. Not to mention, it sits right on the coast of Lake Michigan, which creates the perfect blend of beach and city.
As far as my actual job goes (I guess I do have to actually work during my down time from exploring the city…), I will be interning with the beauty department! I am really excited about this, because, I mean, what girl’s dream job isn’t to work with makeup all day?! Well, I guess that’s not exactly what I’ll be doing, but I will be working alongside a buyer in the beauty department, talking with different vendors on a daily basis. Kohl’s works with several different brands including DKNY, Burberry, and Vera Wang, so I will be learning to communicate with them to decide which products to put on our shelves. Kohl’s also recently developed their own makeup line, Bliss, which I will be working on! I couldn’t be more excited to learn this summer about something I am so passionate about.
I am excited to share with you all everything I am doing this summer! My hope is that after these ten weeks are over, I will be equipped to enter into a career in this field with confidence and knowledge gained from my internship with Kohl’s!