Marketing intern Liza Pititto shares her internal perspective working at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. Hear how she has contributed to the Marketing team and how she has learned from her summer internship:
“Assigned to intern with Marketing this summer, I was glad to learn that my team didn’t believe in just giving busy work to their interns. The team assigned projects that directly affected the company’s business, so by the end of the day I felt I made an impact in the department. Of course at first, I felt totally out of my element as this is my first internship. However after talking to my manager, he explained different aspects of what the marketing team was doing, whether it be the ins and outs of Google Adwords (an online marketing tool), or what we were doing with our company’s social media pages. These experiences made me realize that 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has a family-like atmosphere. Employees treat me like a colleague as opposed to an intern, which gives me confidence in my role. While my manager has many tasks to handle, I appreciate the time he took out of his day to mentor me and explain the inner workings of the Marketing department.
Recently, Jim McCann held a Lunch-and-Learn for the interns (where else but 1-800-FLOWERS.COM do the interns develop a relationship with the CEO of the company?) During this hour, he told us the story of his company, spoke of next steps for the company, and even asked for new ideas from the interns. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM is interested in the input of their interns, and I have no doubt that many of these ideas will come to fruition. Overall, I am extremely excited to be working at such a dynamic company and can truly say that this internship was an opportunity of a lifetime. “
– Liza Pititto, Marketing Intern, Cornell University