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Teah Medellin

Political Science Major and Spanish Minor
The Language of Fashion
South Hadley, MA
This summer I had the opportunity to intern at Rebellion Bags in Chicago, IL. Rebellion Bags is a female run and Chicago based small business focused on creating handbags that are made from upholstery grade leathers and beautiful fur pelts. My day-to-day experience included utilizing social media to engage with our community of followers, coordinating online advertising campaigns, communicating with wholesalers and customers, researching currents trends and fashions, inventory management, generating numbers-based performance metrics to analyze what improvements could be made to engage more customers, and production. I also accompanied my supervisor to fashion trade shows. There, I acquired the skill of effectively interacting with potential customers to persuade them to buy our handbags. After learning fashion terms and applying them to communications/marketing, I essentially learned a new language.