Meredythe Baird ‘24, a Business and Spanish major, spent this summer as an intern at Kohl’s in her hometown of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
We asked Meredythe…
How did you find your internship?
I found this internship through LinkedIn and utilizing the platform, I was recruited through a connection.
What were your duties during this internship?
This summer I worked as a Store Leadership Intern at Kohl’s. Volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club of America was one of the many events I got to participate in over the course of my 8 weeks. No two days were ever the same over the course of my time there. I learned a substantial amount of business acumen, merchandising, brand, the importance of customer satisfaction, associate effectiveness, assumptive selling, and so much more. I crossed paths with many wonderful people and had the opportunity to gain experience in the business field.
Would you recommend this experience to other students?
This internship overall provides a chance to demonstrate leadership skills, as well as learn new methods in an ever-changing world. Therefore, even if a student is not actively searching for a job in the retail industry, this internship still provides an enriching opportunity for anyone looking to continue the development of their ability to lead others.
Meredythe, a Fellow for the Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics, is the goalie on the Field Hockey team and a first baseman on the Softball team. She is a proud member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, and Phi Sigma Iota. In addition, Meredythe serves as the marketing chair for the Wealth Management Club.
The Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics (CBE) prepares Allegheny College students to succeed in a diverse, global economy.