From the Interns Desk
On November 2nd 2015, Bianca and I had the opportunity to visit QVC Studio Park and meet with a few people who work there. As mentioned in one of our previous blogs, “The Power of Networking”, Cynthia had connected us with the Vice President of Commerce Support and Inventory Management at QVC. Getting the chance to sit down and meet with a VP was a great opportunity, not only to learn more about QVC and where I would fit in best, but also to practice my interviewing skills. After meeting with the VP, I was escorted to meet with an HR representative who spoke with me more about the internship program and how I would go about applying for a position. Overall, this experience was extremely helpful for all opportunities to come in the future.
When Ashley and I went for our interviews at QVC, it was a very exciting experience. As I sat in the waiting room, I was confident and excited to be introduced to the company. I have always wanted to work at QVC, and this was my opportunity to get my foot in the door. I first met with the Vice President of Commerce Support and Inventory Management. She asked me about what classes I had taken that were most beneficial to me, the topics on my resume, and what my goals were at QVC. She also shared with me what kind of departments were available for me to find a job in. Then she directed me to a representative from HR to further discuss my options and job opportunities. She also told me that when jobs are posted online, QVC wishes to fill the positions within the next couple of weeks; therefore, I cannot start applying for jobs until March/April because it will be closer to my graduation date and my availability. It was a great opportunity to speak with both QVC reps, and I look forward to applying for jobs come the spring time!
The biggest takeaway Ashley and I had from this experience was that it is very important to ask questions. Both the VP and the HR rep told us QVC recruiters love applicants who ask questions about the company and the available positions. This was great advice that we can take with us for our future interviews at any company.
Published by: Ashley Mattes and Bianca Spatola