Talia says, "Going into my 12-week internship with Nike, I wanted to learn about merchandising at a global company and hoped Nike would provide me the opportunity to learn from the best. Within the first five minutes on Nike World Headquarters campus I knew my expectations would be far exceeded. For the next weeks, I became part of the Global Running Merchandising team, experienced merchandising for the largest global running company, participated in projects, developed my network of relationships, and had a lot of fun too.
There were multiple layers to my internship. I was assigned three specific projects in addition to my everyday activities with my team and the internship program. My overall project for the summer was related to my positioning on the Global Running Merchandising team. I worked with key players in various areas of the business to make recommendations regarding the future of Nike Track Club, a shop-in-shop concept at Finish Line in North America and JD Sport in Western Europe. I knew the opportunity to work for a company of Nike’s caliber would change my professional career; however, this will be marked as the summer that changed my life."