Yesterday marked my last day working as a Summer Intern at Chanel Corporate Offices in New York City. I wanted to share my incredible experience working at the US headquarters of my favorite luxury brand. I am so thankful for this opportunity, to work at my DREAM internship. During my 10 weeks at Chanel, I was working for Fragrance and Beauty Retail Development and Store Environment team.
Of course, I was a nervous wreck the days leading up to June 4th, my first day at Chanel. I had no idea what I would be doing or what to expect. From the moment I stepped foot in the offices, I felt welcomed and my bosses always made me feel comfortable and would encourage me to ask questions. My experience at Chanel was like none other. The company set up several events for the interns in order for us to network with each other, as well as with full time employees in different departments, and learn more about the company. Chanel made a huge emphasis on the importance of networking, which SMU does as well. The events held for the interns also allowed for an opportunity to explore different teams within the brand. From a Retail Safari (taking us to different unique stores around the city), three different training events (F&B, Watches & Fine Jewelry & Fashion), visiting the different Chanel locations, going to the warehouse and offices in New Jersey, and more. I had such a great time working at Chanel and it’s an experience I will never forget. Follow me on Instagram and check out my IG stories to continue following me on my summer journey! @aliquintero_