By: Dorothy Shewchuck
As an Assistant Analyst for Abercrombie and Fitch, I specifically focus on Abercrombie and Kids on Tmall in China; which is a business to consumer online retailer like Amazon in the US. Within my role, I manage the products currently published on the site, analyze selling, inventory, review social media posts, determine which products will participate in upcoming promotions, and most importantly, work across multiple teams to help impact trends and styles for current and future seasons to assist in further expanding AnF’s brand exposure and growth in China.
While a student at MSU, I was extremely active in business focused organizations because I was pursuing a liberal arts degree from James Madison College (International Relations). CRA helped me learn my love for retail could be more than just a hobby. Whether it was the recruiters coming in during the GMs talking about the opportunities available, or the corporate tours in Detroit and Columbus seeing corporate culture firsthand, the resources and connections I built were priceless in my job search.
My biggest take away from CRA and the post grad world overall is that everyone has their own path. Two people can get to the same end point, yet take completely different routes to get there. Never accepting that there is only one way to get to your dream internship or career will only help you grow. As long as you have the passion and drive to get you to where you want to be, you’ll end up there in your own time.