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Qurate Retail Group - QVC & HSN

Buying Intern

June 2021 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

I liked that I got to work with many different teams to gain exposure to other potential career directions. It also included a group project with peers so I was able to meet other interns from all across the QVC/HSN business.

What I wish was different

I wish it had been a hybrid model as opposed to fully virtual. This was challenging to adapt to as the work schedule was 9-5, five days a week.

Advice

I would recommend taking advantage of all networking opportunities by reaching out to various team members in different areas of the business. QVC has so many facets of the on-air experience which can make for such a rewarding experience.
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Supply Chain Intern

June - August 2021 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

I love the ability to collaborate with other interns in different departments and grow as an individual in the operations world.

What I wish was different

I loved it!

Advice

I would share that you should always be open to meetings, opportunities, and any chance you get with a company to maximize your potential.
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Warehouse Stocker

July - August 2020 • Bethlehem, PA

What I liked

The pay was great and I only worked 4 days a week

What I wish was different

I wish HR was better at communicating with me. I stopped working there because they could not transfer me to part time since school was starting again. They never let me know so I though they fired me. 2 months later, they told me that I was supposed to be working on the part time schedule but no one ever called me to tell me that

Advice

Remember that if a company is not going to be considerate of your education and give you less hours, you don't need to be considerate of the company
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Organic Social Media Intern

May 2019 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

I loved how hands on it was. This was not a typical post daily on Instagram type of social media internship. I was apart of the content creation process. I was able to lead my own projects & I was able to network with different parts of the business as well. I was not just treated as an intern I was looked at as an employee.

What I wish was different

I wish the pay was higher & that they would be more open about full time positions.

Advice

If you are commuting from the Philadelphia area be prepared for long drives & countless hours in traffic. If you do not absolutely love the position you are in it will not be worth it. Make sure you are ready to 100% commit to your job at the Q.
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Finance Intern

June - August 2019 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

I enjoyed the team I was working with, the intern project we completed over the course of the summer, and the networking & professional growth opportunities throughout the summer. It was a great learning experience, as well as a fun environment to work in.

What I wish was different

I think this is the case with any internship experience, but there were times when I felt I did not have enough work and I did not have anything to work on during the day. It was necessary for me to create things to do on my own related to the intern project.

Advice

Make the most of the walk-a-miles. It is a great opportunity to meet people from all areas of the company and learn how everything fits together!
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Buying intern

May - August 2019 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

I liked the structure of the intern program and that my buyer gave me plenty of responsibilities and included me in everything that she did including important meetings.

What I wish was different

I wish that we did more intern events outside of career related events. Fun events to help the interns bond.

Advice

Take advantage of the walk a mile opportunities.
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Broadcast Technician Intern

May - August 2019 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

I learned so much about the industry. You really get some hands on experience. Plus you get to work with people who have been in the field a very long time and get to ask them questions and advice.

What I wish was different

As the intern you could only do so much. I wish I was able to work a some night shifts instead of all day shifts.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to take chances! It will always be worth it
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Inbound Operations Intern

May - August 2019 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

The company culture was amazing. The culture encouraged Walk-a-miles, which were meetings that anyone could schedule with anyone else in the company. Interns were encouraged to schedule as many of these as possible with anyone and any role that might be of interest to them, even if it was outside the department you were working in. I learned so much about the entire business and really enjoyed my time as an intern!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Apparel Design Intern

May 2019 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

Hands on experience with the industry. Being apart of a team that is relying on you and not just an intern that makes copies and buys coffee.

What I wish was different

Advice

You're in the mix of a fast moving company and everyone is understanding that you do not know everything. it's okay to ask questions and I encourage to ask as many questions until you understand the tasks and why you're doing them.
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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2019 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

The people working here are amazing! If you don't mind the commute, it is a wonderful company to work for! Furthermore, there are tons of intern events "lunch and learns". I advise going to all the non-technical ones, because they can be really fun!

What I wish was different

Technical Interns did not have a group project like other interns within the company. However, I expect this will be changed for future interns! Furthermore, your workload can vary depending of the team you get placed with (which is not necessarily bad)!

Advice

Don't be afraid to schedule "walk a miles" impromptu meetings with employees! They are encouraged, and serves as both a valuable networking opportunity, and knowledge source within the company.
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Community affairs intern

June - August 2019 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

Learning about the community and winning the intern project award

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

It is a lot of work but it is such a great company to work for that it really doesn’t feel like work. Just give your 110% to everything you do
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Category Production Intern

May 2019 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

The Summer internship program at QVC is a very enriching experience. Being there full time gives you the ability to really immerse yourself in your department and learn as much as possible.

What I wish was different

I wish I had this experience going into my Junior year rather than going into my Senior year.

Advice

Don't be afraid to put yourself out there and ask questions!
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Consumer Insights

May - August 2019 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

I loved the culture of the company and my team!

What I wish was different

The commute was a little long.

Advice

Talk to everyone you can about every possible career.
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eCommerce Intern

May - August 2019 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

The internship was very holistic and allowed for us to see any part of the company in which we were interested.

What I wish was different

I wish that we had a little bit more opportunity to collaborate in a team environment.

Advice

Take the opportunity to network and meet as many people as you can. Everyone is extremely resourceful and happy to help you succeed.
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Apparel Technical Design Intern

May 2019 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

QVC is such a welcoming environment! We had "Lunch and Learns" where representatives from various departments within the company came to speak about their roles to the intern class which were so informative, especially if you were interested in another area of the business. In addition, the employees were very open to interns and you felt like a part of the team!

What I wish was different

Advice

Work hard, ask questions, and enjoy the experience! It was the best one I've had and such a great introduction into corporate life. Don't be afraid to ask questions because everyone is available to assist and guide you through the learning.
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Information Security Intern

May - August 2019 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

I learned so much, and they threw me into work that they actually did. Every Friday we had “Lunch and Learns”, where someone from another department would come and talk to us interns about what they did, introducing us to many different types of work outside of our own. We also took on a project that could later be used by one of the teams there.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had worked in Software Development rather than Cybersecurity, although my team was great.

Advice

Learn as much as you can from as many different people as you can. There’s a lot of people there willing to sit down with you and talk to you about whatever you have questions about. It’s worthwhile to take advantage of this.
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Accounting Intern

May 2019 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

The work I do is very applicable to public accounting where many students find themselves after graduation. The work was also challenging and gave me a good opportunity to learn and grow professionally.

What I wish was different

I wish I gotten to know my department more when I started because I feel like I am just starting to get to know them and all they do at the company. Making those connections from the start makes for a better working relationship later on!

Advice

ASK QUESTIONS and BE HONEST! People do not know something unless you let them know that so do not be afraid to speak up and ask questions about what people are showing you.
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Digital/Vendor Marketing Intern

May - August 2019 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

Formed great relationships with employees. Many events for interns Very welcoming environment

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

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IT Intern

May - August 2018 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

I loved the atmosphere of the workplace. Everyone was very relaxed and vacation time was never declined. Everyone was there to help you learn and was free at any time to help. Our mentors would stop what they were doing so that they could help us solve a problem or get our coding environments up and running. So much time was put into the interns and team building, as well as the entire internship program being very well organized. I was never bored and always had work to do.

What I wish was different

Some of the other interns complained of opposite situations, never having anything to do even after asking for work. These gripes were brought up to the leaders of the program and we were told action would be taken for the next group of interns to avoid a repeat. I don't think I would change anything else about the program.

Advice

Many people think that QVC is just a shopping channel on TV for the elderly. They are very much an online retailer as well, and the personalities seen on TV are genuine. QVC is a great company with tons of possibilities for internships and careers. If you would like a fun job with people who like to do what they do, check Handshake or the QVC hiring portal to see what is available. There are so many positions that pretty much anyone could find a place to put themselves. Also being a developer is slow, but pretty sick.
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Buying Intern

June - August 2018 • West Chester, PA

What I liked

The chance to experience the retail buying process from start to finish. Opportunity to do real work that impacted the company.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Dare to take initiative. It is okay to make minor mistakes, as long as you learn from them.
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