Written by: Rebecca Stubler
My name is Becky Stubler and I will be spending my summer interning for Giant Eagle in Columbus. I have just finished my third year specializing in Marketing at the Fisher College of Business and I plan to graduate in May 2014 with my BSBA with a German minor on the side. I’m originally from Saline, Michigan but now call Painesville, Ohio home. At Fisher I serve as the President for the American Marketing Association.
My official title for my internship is “Retail Operations Intern” where I will develop and execute a store project, gain exposure to the development and administration of a fiscal plan in order to lower controllable expenses, and assist store manager with the analysis of the Customer Satisfaction index; identifying areas needing improvement and communicating recommendations to team members, among others.
My goals for the summer include:
1. Network! – If there is one thing Fisher has taught me, it’s to network. Building connections and relationships is what will get you to the next level or next job.
2. Find out if the retail environment is right for me.
3. Show the Giant Eagle executives that they made the right choice in choosing me by doing a good job.
4. Hopefully come out of this internship with a full time job offer!
Last summer I kept a blog about my Study Abroad trip to Germany, so I’m excited to continue to blog about my internship. Although I won’t be writing about the delicious food and cultural differences, I’m hoping to share my experiences as an intern with the hopes that you will gain some insight into the retail industry and discover what you can do with a Marketing degree.
I can’t wait to get started at Giant Eagle. If you have any questions or comments feel free to put it in the comments box and I promise to respond.
Until next time,