Internship Journal- April 12
Today was a really fun day at my internship. Sherris picked me up around 10:30 a.m. and from then on it was running around doing errands in order to help out Andrea Peters, the organizer of the "Evening for Women" held at Tiffany's. This event is the largest organized event for women in our area; over 500 business women were in attendance. Sherris and I picked up candles, matches and made some advertising contacts along the way. The Quaker Steak & Lube is having a Lubefest in September, and they may be teaming up with V & V because we are having a women's business expo in September as well.
Back in the office, I updated our mailing list and I was surprised to see so many reader's responses to the Ukrainian egg decorating story. So many readers said they loved the story and found it really interesting. This really encouraged me and it was great to see so many positive responses to the story.
Around 5 o'clock we headed over to Tiffany's. We set up our booth/table and started to sell cookies that were donated by Eileen Magnotto of Shop & Save, a breast cancer survivor. All of the money we raised was donated back to the event (which supported the Mary Kay Ash Foundation and our local chapter of AWARE). I was so happy at all of the positive feedback we received about the magazine from so many of the women in attendance. Everyone kept commenting about how much they love the magazine and how it keeps getting better with each issue. All of the positive feedback really was encouraging and reinforced how grateful I am to have had this opportunity to work with such a great department.
The Evening for Women featured Chinese auctions, silent auctions, dinner and champagne. After dinner, an interesting fashion show took place. At one point Sherris was laughing so hard that tears were running down her face. I believe it was the song "Freeze Frame" in which one of the models ran down the runway full speed and started swinging a prop around her neck; it was pretty hysterical.
Although no one from our table won a door prize or something from the Chinese auction, the great company more than made up for it.
In the end, although it wasn't much of an "office day" at V & V, it was by far my favorite day interning so far. We were out in the public and making contacts, and that's exactly what a successful magazine needs to do.
That's it for now...look for more updates soon!