Best thing about being a student? New friends, sleeping in, curriculum, gym time.....nope, it's getting to be an intern. ;) At least we at Handsocks think so! We get the once in a life time opportunity to share our deepest desires and stretch goals and make you part of the plan to get there!
Excited to do a little intro for you to one of the interns we worked with this session at VCU, Jasmine Hernandez.
Us: Jasmine, tell us a little about where you are from and why you came to study at VCU?
Jasmine: I'm from the Eastern Shore. I came because it was the number one Public Arts School with a great program for fashion merchandising.
Us: Why was it important for you to find an internship?
Jasmine: Employers are looking for you to have that experience. I know I have the capability of helping Handsocks and wanted to put my knowledge to the test.
Us: What do you like best about what you are studying and where do you hope to be when you graduate?
Jasmine: I really like how it's a competitive field to go into while many people think it's so easy. In reality it's a lot of hard work. It's not as glamourous. It's a lot of hard work and I really love it. I am hoping eventually to explore becoming a buyer or going into special events or product development.
Us: We are hoping the peek you have had into the reality of bringing a product to market has helped put a real world spin on your view of business, especially small business start-ups. What is one special thing you have learned from Handsocks?
Jasmine: From Casey I've learned if you have an idea don't be afraid to put it out there and go for it. As a start-up you have to build the awareness for your new product so you can't be scared. Seeing everything come together has been a great experience for me to witness first hand. If you are really looking into developing a new product make sure you look into what KickStarter is all about.