Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Retail Therapy

It's time for an quick update! I was in NYC a couple Fridays ago for a day trip to check out companies in the city. There were a bunch of different club sponsored trips to choose from, finance, marketing, media...but guess which one I chose? The retail one! I figured I should pursue a career in something fun.

We met with people from 3 companies, M**y's, L1m1ted Groups, and Kh13ls. L Groups owns V1cky's S3cr3t and a whole bunch of other brands. K is owned by L'oreal. It was a pretty awesome time. Did I mention the free samples??? We got a huge candle from VS and lipbalm, hair wax, moisturizers from K. Anyway aside from the free stuff, we got to learn about the business and also met the product manager at M*cy'5 who worked with Project Runway (my favorite TV show!). Ahh to be paid to shop and read vogue.

So now it's going ot be a mad race to the finish now. Finals are in 3 weeks and all our papers/projects are due. :( On the bright side we're heading to SF for X'mas. Woohoo! Will also be heading to houst0n in Jan for a case competition. Interviews for internships will be in January. I'm so not looking forward to it. Looks like I won't get to relax much :(


matreshka said...

Sounds super duper fun! Will you get to do your internship with any of the three companies? kekeke.

gracie said...

wow sounds like fun! I'm sure you'll get an internship in one of those firms - no problem! I prefer Limited (so many diff consumer gds from clothes to skincare!) or K (you might get to eventually move to corporate HQ in Paris!).

Must tell us how the interviews go!!!

p.s: Why you come to SF for Xmas? Nothing special here wan... The lights in Orchard Rd is better... hehehe

mini said...

m > don't think I'll be applying to M. Still shopping around!

g> Oooh yep..L1m1ted was definitely my favorite.They have a really good mba program but currently they only recruit from 3 schools...wharton, stanford and hbs...:p

meeting the fam in CA ..also going to LV so it should be fun! and warmer than boston also hee. u gotta recommend some good restaurants to check out :)

~e~ said...

Mini!!!!! you're back!!!

Have fun in SF!

gracie said...

Make a reservation for French Laundry (Napa) or Chez Panisse (Berkeley) if you can - altho they may require at least a month advance reservation, if not two. In LV, Thomas Keller (owner of French Laundry) also has a cafe called Bouchon in the Venetian that u can check out. In SF, Boulevard is a really good restaurant to check out.

What kinda food are u planning to go for in SF? And whereabouts will u be staying? I could give better recommendations that way. =)

mini said...

hi gracie! thanks for the tips. French laundry is fully booked of course so I got on the wait list *cross fingers*. Will have to call chez panisse..hopefully they will have seats.

I'm staying with my relatives ... will email u the location rather than post here :)it's north of SF.