Assistant Merchant — Harrison College of Business and Computing
Explain your career path
- Kohl’s Stores Associate (Muskego, WI + Cape Girardeau, MO) - on & off 2014-2019
- Fashion & Consumer Studies Major at Southeast 2017-2020
- Kohl’s Corporate Social Media Team 2019-2021
- Kohl’s Corporate Jewelry Buying Team: Merchandise Specialist 2021-2022
- Kohl’s Corporate Fashion Accessories Buying Team: Assistant Merchant 2022-current
What was your major at Southeast and how would you characterize the quality of that program to prospective students?
Fashion & Consumer Studies. This program allowed for a lot of independent work & the opportunity to work at the student store at Catapult, I really valued the real world experiences.
Why did you choose to attend Southeast?
I transferred to SEMO my Sophomore year, the things that attracted me most were: location, Greek Life, and the Fashion program!
I moved to Cape from Milwaukee, WI and I remember after my tour of the school I sat by the Mississippi River and knew it was the place for me!
Who influenced you most during your time at Southeast?
Member of: Alpha Chi Omega, Order of Omega, Fashion Society, CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization) and Little Black Book.
Being involved in clubs defined my college experience! It's translated nicely to my corporate life as I'm now on the leadership board of Kohl's Young Professionals Business Resource Organization (YPBRG) and my category's Volunteer Champion. I I highly recommend being involved outside of the classroom if you aren't already.
If you were in Greek Life, the Honors Program or any other student organization, please tell us about that experience and how it impacted you.
Change is GOOD! Moving to a new state helped me grow immensely. Any uncomfortable change is just growing pains which will result in AMAZING things.
Describe Southeast in three words.
Irreplaceable, Adventurous & Growth
What advice would you give current students or recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in your professional field?
Believe in yourself - Be willing to relocate to find the right fit - Networking is really just making friends - Saying yes teaches you new things!