Internship Spotlight: Taylor Hill, a junior, plans to attend a four-year college for business following graduation and hoped to intern at a business where she could learn all the different aspects of running a small business, including marketing and finances. She was lucky to find a perfect match with Anni B Monogramming, a small business owned and operated by Antje Barrett Scantzos in Wyomissing.
Q: Can you tell us a little bit about what you do at your internship?
A: I help with preparing the product for customers by adding finishing touches. I iron, fold, and package, as well as add price tags to products that she uses for shows. I also spend time creating spreadsheets and sign-ups for shows. I also have helped with taking pictures, creating captions, and posting on the Facebook and Instagram business platforms. In addition, I enter information into QuickBooks and help with making deposits.
Q: Why did you select this business as your internship?
A:I selected my internship because the creative business had a good atmosphere and my mentor told me I would be doing different things every day.
Q: Has this internship helped you decide your college/career goals?
A: My internship has shown me a lot about the communication it takes to work in a small business. I have learned about the importance of building relationships with each client in a business of personalization (embroidering). While I don't plan to have my own small business, the skills will make me a stronger future employee.
Q: What have you liked most about your internship? What have you liked least?
A: I have liked entering the information into QuickBooks and using problem-solving to detect the issue if totals don't add up. I can't think of a task I haven't enjoyed in some way.
Q: Has anything surprised you about your internship?
A: I have been surprised about the variety of different customers she receives. My mentor receives orders from anything from sports teams, to doctors’ offices, to prison guards, to grandmothers and moms looking for cute gifts.
Q: Anything else you'd like to share?
A: The skills I have been taught and learned through observation have helped me learn so much more about the time that gets put into a business.
We’re so grateful to Antje for agreeing to mentoring Exeter students and Taylor for sharing her great experience this semester! To learn more about hosting an Exeter intern or signing up for an internship in the 2023-24 school year, please reach out to Mr. Mark Ricketts at firstname.lastname@example.org.