Tshara Payne

Internship: V. Mora

Tell us about your day-to-day responsibilities as an intern.
I call and email vendors for clients, respond to client request via their basecamp profile, and check in on local factories that make items for our clients.

What is the atmosphere like? 
The atmosphere of the office is very laid back, but maintains a steady focus on the client and what they need.

What experiences at Lasell helped you prepare for this internship?   
Being a design student at Lasell has taught me an abundance of patience, as well as how to adapt to and accept the changes that arise when making a garment. These same skills must be exercised in production and relayed to the customer in a delicate way, so that you maintain their trust and come up with an adequate solution.   

How did your courses at Lasell relate to your internship? 
My product development class with Prof. Jauregui helped me to know what to expect. The class taught me what the product development process entails, how much time and detail it requires to product a garment.  

What has been your favorite part of being an intern? 
It's very hands on, and my supervisor trusts me to do the work she gives to me. She does not micromanage me, but is very open to any questions I have.  

Have you made any valuable connections?
My manager is fantastic and in the future I know she will write me a great recommendation.