The Best Way to Get Your Foot in the Retail Door!
If you're looking for a business internship that gives you real experience in multiple areas, this could be for you. Brown Shoe offers the rare opportunity to get immersed in both the wholesale and retail sides of the shoe business within the same company.
As the saying goes, you can't really know a person until you walk a mile in their shoes. The same goes with companies and careers. We invite you to take A Walk in Our Shoes through our internship program and find out for yourself if Brown Shoe is a perfect fit for you.
Our Ideal Business Intern:
• Takes initiative
• Strong communicator
• Good problem solver
• Professionally mature
• Creative and innovative
Who can apply:
Juniors enrolled within an accredited college or university. (Business and marketing majors are preferred, but all majors will be considered.)
What it pays:
$10 per hour + invaluable experience
Length of program:
12 remarkable weeks
Awesome employee shoe discount!
Yes! Allowance provided.
Where you'll be:
Corporate Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri
How to apply:
Apply online through Brown Shoe Careers: Job Openings. Applications accepted September 12 – September 30, 2011 for Summer 2012.
Interns are paired up for a full 12-week experience. Each pair
is assigned a real-life project that focuses on at least two
business areas of the company. These areas can include:
• Style and Trend
• Product Development
• Retail Planning
• Customer Service
• Loss Prevention
Sample of Project Assignments (from previous internships):
• Leverage the Brown Shoe children’s brands in our Famous Footwear stores. Interns spent six weeks in our Wholesale Children’s division, followed by six weeks in Famous Footwear’s Children’s Buying area. They worked on proposals to leverage the children’s area of both wholesale and retail divisions.
• Work on the social media campaign for a new brand. Interns spent time in our Wholesale Naturalizer division, followed by time in our Social Media department. During this project, interns worked on leveraging social media for a developing brand.
Along with the project assignments, interns are provided many opportunities to learn about various business areas within Brown Shoe: Product Development, Sourcing, Marketing, Merchandising, Finance, Customer Service, Asset Management, Human Resources, and Strategic Planning.
Brown Shoe Career Fair Calendar
|School||Date of Visit||Time||Event||Location|
|University of Pennsylvania||W, 9/14||10-3pm||Career Link 2011||University City Sheraton Hotel|
|Th, 9/15||5-6pm||Penn Info Session||Jon M. Huntsman Hall - Room G65|
|F, 10/7 - W, 10/12||All Day||Resume Drop||Online - Penn Career Link|
|T, 10/20||5pm||Penn Application Deadline||Online - Penn Career Link|
|F, 10/28||All day||Penn On-Campus Interviews - ACT ONLY||Interview Suite 90, McNeil Building|
|Washington University||W, 9/14||3-7pm||All Campus Career Fair||Athletic Complex|
|Th, 9/15||5pm||Wash U Info Session||Danforth University Center|
|s/b - 9/23/11||5pm||Wash U Application Deadline||Online - Wash U Career Link|
|Wed, 10/5/11||All day||Wash U On-Campus Interviews - Intern||Danforth University Center|
|Th, 10/6/11||All day||Wash U On-Campus Interviews - ACT||Danforth University Center|
|University of Missouri - Columbia||Fri, 9/16||10am-3pm||Truslaske College of Business Career Fair||Hearnes Center Concourse|
|Wed, 9/21/11||5pm||Information Session||Robert J. Trulaske College of Business|
|Th, 9/29/11||All Day||Application Deadline||Online - Mizzou Business Career Services|
|Wed, 10/12/11||9am - 5pm||Mizzou On-Campus Interviews - Internship||Robert J. Trulaske College of Business|
|Th, 10/13/11||9am - 5pm||Mizzou On-Campus Interviews - ACT||Robert J. Trulaske College of Business|
|University of Florida||M, 9/26/11||5 - 6:30pm||Retail Reception||Stuzin Hall|
|T, 9/27/11||9am-3pm||Career Showcase||Stephen C. O'Connell Center|
|W, 9/28/11||5:30pm||Information Session||J. Wayne Reitz Union - Career Resource Center|
|T, 10/6/11||5pm||Application Deadline||Online - Gator Career Link|
|T, 10/25/11||9-5pm||UF On-Campus Interviews - Internship||J. Wayne Reitz Union - Career Resource Center|
|W, 10/26/11||9-5pm||UF On-Campus Interviews - ACT||J. Wayne Reitz Union - Career Resource Center|
|Saint Louis University||W, 9/28/11||12-4pm||Career & Graduate School Fair||BSC Multipurpose room|
|Th, 9/29/11||5-6pm||SLU Info Session||Busch Student Center|
|Th, 10/6/11||5pm||SLU Application Deadline||Busch Student Center|
|Th, 10/12/11||5pm||SLU Preselect Deadline||Online - SLU Career Services|
|W, 10/19/11||9-5pm||SLU On-Campus Interviews - Intern||Busch Student Center|
"The Brown Shoe internship program is unlike any other company. It provides you the opportunity to see and experience all parts of the retail business, and teaches you to apply what you've learned to real life projects and situations."
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