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Examples of FMD Student Internships

In the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, all majors (except those who student teach) are required to complete an industry-specific internship with 150 contact hours. For FMD 468 Internship in Fashion, Fashion Merchandising and Design (FMD) students have interned at local fashion boutiques, entertainment corporations (including Six Flags and Dollywood), and national retailers, such as Nordstrom’s, Reebok, Goody’s, Altar’D State, and more. For more information about internships and the FMD program at Carson-Newman University, contact program leader Dr. Amber Roth (aroth@cn.edu).

Summer 2017
FMD junior Hannah S.
completed her Summer 2017 Retail Operations internship at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, FL.

Pictured above: Hannah and another Retail Operations intern in front of a visual merchandising displayPictured above: Hannah modeling merchandise for posting on Sandestin social media
Pictured above: Retail Operations interns celebrating the resort-wide Fourth of July sale
Pictured above: Character visits for a product launch at Sandestin

FMD junior Madeline C. completed her Summer 2017 Visual Presentation internship at Altar’D State Corporate in Maryville, TN.
Pictured above: Intern Madeline in front of the corporate headquarters for Altar’D State
A peek into the Altar’D State warehouse (pictured above) and offices (pictured below)
Pictured below: For her internship project, Madeline hand-wove custom macramé pieces that were included in the display windows of all Altar’D State retail stores.
Pictured below: Altar’D State window at West Town Mall, Knoxville, TN

FMD senior Taylor D. completed her Spring 2017 Visual Presentation internship at Altar’D State Corporate in Knoxville, TN.
Pictured above and below: Altar’D State’s new corporate headquarters in Maryville, TN has many examples of visual presentation.
Pictured above: Window display mockup for Christmas
Pictured above: Presenting the Christmas window to corporate employees

Pictured above and below: Window display plans for Late Fall are finalized in SketchUp.

FMD senior Kristina H. completed her Summer 2016 Merchandising internship at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN.Pictured above: Intern Kristina with one of the visual displays she worked on during the course of her internship at Dolly’s Closet.
Pictured above and below: As different merchandise moved through the store, visual displays such as the ones pictured above were updated, reorganized, and restyled by Kristina.


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