- Jul 25, 2002
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At this point I just want to get my foot in the door, get an understanding of what exactly goes on, and build from there. I want to have direct interaction with the merchandise and the market, not sit in a cubicle and look over numbers. Cautiously, I would say that buying or working in a store setting is what I'm looking for (although I'm not entirely certain that a commission job is for me yet, in the case of the latter).What do you want to do in retail? Work in the buying office? Work in a store? Work with the visual department, Marketing?That will help me answer your question.
Also, there are 2 big retailers based in Houston. Foley's and Stage Stores Inc. Foley's for sure has an internship program but I am not sure about Stage Stores.
One other thing that I would mention is that both my interest and knowledge are heavily skewed towards the high end market. I really want to work for a Neiman's or a Saks level retailer or a high end clother (because I know the clothes a lot better and I like them a lot more), and I was wondering if experience with lower market retailers is basically treated as worthless. If it's a must for higher level employment, I would consider a Foley's type store, but I'm wondering if my fears that doing so would relegate me to that market are justified (sorry if I sound like a snob there).
Also, if it matters I'm a history major, which I imagine may exclude me from some jobs.