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Jake Gable-Preze

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design


Minor/option/emphasis: AMD-Merchandising

Company/Organization: Designer Exchange LTD.
Company/Organization website: https://www.designerexchange.ie/
Destination: Dublin/Ireland
Timeframe: Summer 2018

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
My job at Designer Exchange was visual merchandising our window display in Exchequer st., learning how to authentic/tell the difference between a fake and luxury handbag, change and manage the floor displays, and help customers shopping within the store.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishments at this store was being able to sell luxury item and to be able to learn about authenticating luxury items. I sold a $1,381 Chanel Gabrielle Runway Sample piece. I got to travel a lot and experience a whole new culture.

I learned...
I also learned a lot about handling social media account and editing photos as well as talking to customers online. I was able to learn a lot about visual merchandising from my colleagues who have years of experience within the retail field.

Advice for others...
My advise for future students would be to intern or study abroad. It is a life time experience and you will never regret it.

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