Life at Kendra Scott Headquarters: Intern Style
This summer we had twenty-one interns at the Kendra Scott headquarters across all departments – and now we’re giving you an inside look at what a typical week looks like for five different interns. Ready? Let’s go!
We started the week with Sara, a rising junior at Georgia Tech, in the Merchandise Planning department.
9 A.M. Sara starts with a latte from our barista, Riley! Then, she catches up on sales data from the day before to see how the company is doing.
11 A.M. She updates her sales data trackers in Excel and compares products week over week to see how data trends are changing or staying the same.
12 P.M. We have lunch catered for all of Kendra Scott headquarters every Monday, so she sits in our café with the other interns, eating and catching up.
4 P.M. At the end of the day, it’s time for the Business Review meeting where different teams come together to discuss everything that happened in the previous week and strategize for upcoming weeks.
Next up, we caught up with our Digital Graphic Design intern, Allie, who is a rising senior at Arizona State University.
10 A.M. After breakfast, Allie attends the Homepage & Email-Blast Review (its name speaks for itself) with the creative team.
11 A.M. She finalizes edits she received on her designs and sends them to E-Commerce for them to publish.
1 P.M. After, she receives new project assignments from her mentor and begins designing the next set of emails to send out to customers.
4 P.M. Allie always looks forward to a snack break in the café (tortilla chips with hummus and Sour Patch Kids are her faves).
5 P.M. At the end of the day, she finalizes her designs for our social outlets and then heads to our Kendra Scott headquarters’ gym for a workout!
Halfway through the week, we checked in on Katherine, a rising senior at Texas Christian University and the Product Development intern.
8 A.M. First step: emails. Our factories and vendors are located overseas, so they work while we sleep, and Katherine receives any updates in the morning.
10 A.M. She takes a break to pick up her favorite smoothie at the Kendra Scott headquarters, the Skylar – a KS twist on the classic banana and strawberry.
1 P.M. Later she goes into the tracker, which holds crucial product information like color, materials, and costing, and updates any needed information to push the product life cycle along.
3 P.M. She attends the Product Life Cycle Meeting, a weekly cross-functional powwow to discuss the development phases of different projects, from ideation and design concept all the way to manufacturing.
Jackie, a rising senior at University of Oklahoma and our Philanthropy intern, works to ensure the company is doing good on a local and national level.
9:00 A.M. Jackie loves to start her day at our smoothie bar! The Corley, filled with orange juice and tropical fruits, is her go-to.
10:00 A.M. She fulfills in-kind donation requests by boxing Kendra Scott jewelry with handwritten letters to gift to individuals and organizations.
12 P.M. Every Thursday interns are invited to catered Leadership Lunches at the Kendra Scott headquarters, where they meet with an executive in the company, listen to their career story, and ask any questions they have.
6:30 P.M. She ends many days by facilitating a philanthropy event in the community, ranging from a Jewelry Pull to a Kendra Cares event to a grant announcement.
On the last day, Manny – a recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin – shows us his typical day in the Risk Management department.
9 A.M. Manny starts by investigating the appropriate responses to possible fraudulent online purchases.
10 A.M. Then, he manages transaction disputes with clients and resolves any issues they may run into!
11 A.M. In the last hour of the day, he collaborates with our main broker to handle certificates of insurance (COIs) for new store openings and events.
12 P.M. Since we have Summer Fridays at Kendra Scott headquarters, Manny finishes work early and heads to a happy hour with other interns.