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Hangael Park

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design



Company/Organization: SPAO
Company/Organization website: http://spao.elandmall.com/main/initMain.action
Destination: Gang-nam, Seoul
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
I worked as store and displaying assistant and my major work was displaying products to attract more customers and greeting foreign customer especially American and Chinese. Moreover, I managed the Instagram page of SPAO and took pictures of new products and displaying with manager and uploaded those of pictures and observe customers reaction.

I accomplished...
Most of all, I accomplished displaying product skills, and I made a creative display with manager, which other SPAO store managers visited our store to look at our displays. I also gained Chinese language skills to learn how to treat the foreign customers. Depends on the country, their taste and style was different and I researched and recommend products to customers who are from United States or China.

I learned...
First of all, I learned visual merchandising skills. I also learned the Chinese language to put towards treating Chinese customers.

Advice for others...
If a student is interested in displaying and managing store, I recommend to specialize in that role and even though it will be hard at times, later it will help to work as a manager or executive following that role.

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