Behind the Scenes: Intern Edition

And just like that, it’s Monday again–where has the time gone?? With summer wrapping up, the interns here at Allie Mac have decided that it’s time y’all officially meet us. We have reflected back on our time here, and of course working with the wonderful Allison. In conclusion: we are not ready for it to come to an end. This has been such a great experience for both of us and we are extremely grateful for everything Allison and Allie Mac has given us!

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(Note: Allison is way more fashionable and we would pick working for her over Meryl Streep any day)

 Meet Caroline: the Retail Intern 

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“Hey Allie Mac lovers! Just like y’all, I have a major love for Allie Mac, and I want to share the story behind my involvement with this awesome business. Once upon a time, when I was a wee child around the tender age of five, my love affair with all things fashion began… But seriously y’all, I began designing clothes as soon as I could draw! This tendency towards fashion design never stopped. Bored in class? Time to draw outfits. Waiting at the doctor’s office? I’m sure there’s a spare magazine around to draw on. I never thought pursuing a career in the fashion industry was plausible, but God had different ideas in mind. When I started dating the amazing and sexy man who would become my husband, he encouraged me to pursue my interests in fashion, and I learned how to sew using tutorials online. I fell in love with sewing right from the start! Less than a year later, my sweet sister-in-law and one of my good friends introduced me to Allison and the rest is history. I started my internship with Allison in May of this year, and this is seriously the opportunity of a lifetime! I get to learn how to sew from the very best, see every aspect (even the not so pretty aspects!) of running your own business, enjoy building a friendship with an incredible woman, and so much more! Allison is truly an inspiration to me, and she shows me every day that your dreams can become a reality. Does this mean that running your own business is easy? No! Do the challenges mean you should give up? Definitely not! So as I enter my final semester as an International Studies major at USC, I am excited and hopeful for what the Lord has in store for my future career in fashion and with Allie Mac!”

 

Meet Meg: the Marketing Intern

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“Hey y’all! I’m Meg, a dog loving, style-obsessed marketing enthusiast. I am an upcoming senior at the University of South Carolina studying Marketing and Sport and Entertainment Management. I spend my time reading, pretending I work out, and finding the perfect ham and Brie croissant. I wanted to share my involvement and how I got started working for Allie Mac! I first learned about Allie Mac because my current roommate was an intern this past spring. She would constantly talk about how much she loved her internship and her incredible boss. When it came time to choose an internship for the summer, it was a no brainer that I would look into Allie Mac. All I needed to see was the Janet top and meet the fabulous Allison and I was hooked. Now before I go on, I would like to point out that no, I do not know how to sew. That’s why I can personally attest to how amazing and impressed I am of both Allison and Caroline’s skills. Seeing firsthand the effort and time that goes into making handmade clothing makes me value and appreciate Allie Mac even more. It also makes me proud to do the marketing for all the clothes. Working at Allie Mac has allowed me to not only see another aspect of marketing, but also what it takes to manage and own a small business. It’s stressful, time-consuming, and at times makes you want to sit in bed, watch a Netflix marathon and never leave. However, Allison’s dedication to her faith, trust in Allie Mac, and patience is truly inspiring. Whether she realizes it or not, she handles her company with such grace and has become a role model to me. Allison genuinely cares about her clients and what Allie Mac stands for, which is why I’m proud to be an intern here. I have loved every minute working with Allison and being a part of the Allie Mac brand. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!”

Love,

Caroline & Meg

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