Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an intern at Appaman HQ? For Part 2 of our Intern Q&A series, we sat down with Danielle, our helpful, responsible, and all around awesome summer intern, to find out what she thought of her time as our right-hand gal.
Danielle Civil, Production/Design Intern
This is Danielle, she is very cool.
School: University of Delaware
Major: Apparel Design
Minor: Entrepreneurial Studies
Appaman: So, what was a typical day like at Appaman? Who did you work with the most?
Danielle: I did a lot of different things. It was all over the place…in a good way! I worked with everyone in the office, in all of the departments.
A: Yeah, that is how things usually go here. You did a lot of work with Nicole on the production side. What kind of projects were you focused on?
D: I worked a lot with the samples for Spring/Summer 2015. I would measure the new samples as they came in and compare them to the technical specs, so we could see if the factory was making the style how they’re supposed to. We then took the most recent samples to fittings to see if the fit was right according to the specs, or if the specs needed to be changed to get the right fit.
A: What was your favorite thing that you worked on?
D: I liked seeing the whole development process. Measuring samples, making changes, going to fittings.
A: Did you do anything at Appaman that was different than what you’ve done in class?
D: It’s different than what you do in school. I got to touch on a lot of different “behind the scenes” work. I’d never done anything with wholesale or online sales, for example. I’d had a little production experience, but nothing in-depth.
A: What area of the fashion industry do you think you want to go into?
D: Design or production
A: Ok, now most importantly, what was it like working with Party Hat, our office dog, every day?
D: Awesome. He is so fluffy. [Appaman note: Correct answer, Danielle]
A: Do you have any advice for other students who are looking to intern in the fashion industry?
D: Look for something you like, not just the first or easiest internship to get. You want to see if you could see yourself working there or in a company like it. Also, start looking early so you’re not rushed to find something. Reach out directly to companies that you’re interested in, because they don’t always post internship openings. They might not need to.
Thanks, Danielle! You earned an A+