Kelsey Velucci- Condé Nast
Kelsey Velucci is a 21-year-old Communications major with a Marketing minor.
This summer, Kelsey worked a job for a term with Condé Nast, an American mass media company. In this position, Kelsey assisted the company by emailing, scheduling, planning events, and collaborating with others on her team.
Kelsey credits The Brand Girls for guiding her to her dream career path.
“The Brand Girls helped me better identify myself in a professional environment. I started the program saying how I was a Communications Major with no direction of interest, but now I know my areas of interest and where I want to explore in my future job searches. I know how to pitch whether it is from my resume, to a meet up for coffee, or a formal interview. I enjoyed learning great ways to network through the program and how to use what makes YOU unique and bringing that to the forefront of the conversation to stand out. ”
We are so proud of all the wonderful work Kelsey is doing. We can’t wait to hear what she will do next!
Deirdre Fairly-Tory Burch
Deirdre Fairly is a 21-year-old Marketing major at Elon University.
This summer, Deirdre is worked with the fashion brand Tory Burch as a brand marketing intern. In this position, Deirdre learned about fashion marketing while organizing still life and on figure photo shoots as well as conducting marketing research.
Deirdre credits The Brand Girls for guiding her to her dream career path.
“The Brand Girls helped me figure out what career path I wanted to take back when I was a sophomore and was pretty clueless about what I wanted to do and how I could get there. The program helped me feel comfortable about my resume and cover letter and helped me get over my fear of interviews. I don't think I would've been able to have this amazing opportunity without the help of BG!”
We are so proud of all the wonderful work Deirdre did in this position. We can’t wait to hear more about all the great work she goes on to do
Barrett Janney- ISO New England
Barrette Janney, a 20-year-old junior, is a Communication and English major with a minor in Marketing at Boston College.
This past summer, Barrette is interned with ISO New England, a company that operates New England’s power grid. In this position, Barrette was responsible for writing press releases/articles, promoting the company’s new mobile app, and video ideation and creation.
Barrette credits The Brand Girls for guiding her to her dream career path.
“ My training with BG constantly reminds me to step out of my comfort zone and set my sights on opportunities that will challenge me. ISO New England operates New England's power grid, a mission that seemed relevant to STEM girls and maybe not to me. However, harnessing the #girlboss power I gained from BG, I realized that working in Corporate Communications for this company would put my writing skills to the test and challenge me to communicate to the general public the complex story of a corporation so essential to their daily lives. I credit BG with pushing me to seek out unique opportunities like this.”
We are so proud of all the wonderful work Barrette is doing to further her career. We can’t wait to hear more about all the great work she continues to do!
Bethany Reeves-Woz U
Bethany Reeves is a 21-year-old Electronic Media Entrepreneurship and Graphic Design major who has an amazing summer internship!
This summer, Bethany was a Graphic Design Intern and Executive Assistant at Woz U, the tech education platform launched by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. In this position, Bethany was responsible for creating graphics and videos for print and the company’s website. In addition to that, she assisted with high-profile visitors such as Steve Wozniak and Pitbull.
Bethany credits The Brand Girls for guiding her to her dream career path.
“ Before BG, I didn’t even know what networking meant. The Brand Girls worked with me A LOT when it came to building up my confidence to make cold calls and send out emails to contacts. BG helped me gain confidence in myself, which allowed me to focus on the person I was speaking to, rather than feeling self-conscious about my abilities during our conversations. Networking is how I landed this position at Woz U and I couldn’t be more grateful for BG for helping get me here.”
We are so proud of all the wonderful work Bethany is doing. We can’t wait to hear more about all the great work she will continue to do!
Peyton Brooks-SEC Network
Peyton Brooks, a 20-year-old rising senior, is studying Communications at Furman University.
This summer, Peyton is interning with The SEC Network, a branch of ESPN. In this position, Peyton is getting hands on experience with digital editing, marketing and content strategy, and film shoot setup and equipment.
Peyton credits The Brand Girls for guiding her to her dream career path.
“I went from a girl afraid of rejection to a woman who makes her own path. The Brand Girls didn’t just tell me what I could learn - they saw my strengths, identified my insecurities and what I wanted to further develop, and built upon the foundation I already had within me. My coaches had genuine passion and faith in me and took time to personalize a program that worked for me - and me only- which supported my growth. The Brand Girls taught me about confidence, girl power, and instilled that “go-getter” attitude I already had, but was too nervous to use.”
We are so proud of all the wonderful work Peyton is doing. We can’t wait to hear more about all the great work she does this summer!
Toni Julianelle-Neville Wisdom
Toni Julianelle, a 20-year-old college student, is studying Textile, Marketing, and Design with a minor in Italian at University of Rhode Island.
This summer, Toni is a Design Intern with Neville Wisdom, a fashion design studio in New Haven, CT. In this position, Toni is learning about the design process, specifically the construction and and fitting aspect.
Toni credits The Brand Girls for guiding her to her dream career path.
“The Brand Girls gave me the confidence to approach potential employers and wow them with my fabulous resume and personal pitch. Each coach I worked with was incredibly knowledgeable and gave me great advice specific to my goals. I feel much more confident going into my next interview.”
We are so proud of all the wonderful work Toni is doing. We can’t wait to hear more about all the great work she does this summer!
Kailee Morris -Opry Entertainment Group
Kailee Morris a 22-year-old recent graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where she studied Video & Film Production.
Just recently, Kailee accepted a job as a Digital Content Coordinator with Opry Entertainment Group in Nashville after interning for the company last year. In this position, Kailee is responsible for managing Opry’s Youtube channel, growing the channel’s audience through brand awareness and creating original video content.
Kailee credits The Brand Girls for guiding her to her dream career path.
“The Brand Girls helped me realize my true passion for film can become my career. I have always wanted to start my career in Nashville, so when an internship opportunity came up for Opry Entertainment Group, I was thrilled! BG helped me properly prepare, pitch & present my experience to land the internship! And the BG community was there for constant support & resources along the way. A year later, I was offered to work with them full time, working alongside various industry professionals, award-winning and upcoming artists, and various departments of the Opry company. I have learned so much working with this company, and excited to continue to grow with them!"
We are so proud of all the wonderful work Kailee is doing. We can’t wait to hear more about all the great work she does with The Grand Ole Opry!
Allyson Rychlak- James A. Michener Art Museum
Allyson Rychlak, a 19-year-old college student, is studying Business Management with a double minor in Writing and Finance at Providence College.
This summer, Allyson is interning with the James A. Michener Art Museum as an Art Education intern. In this position, Allyson is leading a summer program with over 700 children. In addition to that, she is helping plan and organize future programs while bringing new ideas to different aspects of the museum.
Allyson credits The Brand Girls for guiding her to her dream career path.
“The Brand Girls has helped me grow personally and professionally, while giving me the ultimate confidence booster. I know that I would not be apart of the opportunities I am today without the massive help BG has provided. I feel as though I am ahead of the game in my professional life as I look forward to my upcoming sophomore year of college. When interviewing for my internship at the Michener Art Museum, I used keywords to help sell my “brand” suggested by the BG coaches, and I truly believe that this helped me stand out against other applicants. I felt confident and prepared in the interview because of The Brand Girls, and I am loving the role I am in this summer!”
We are so proud of all the wonderful work Allyson is doing. We can’t wait to hear more about all the great work she does this summer!
Megan Buczynski - Furnitureland South
BG client Megan Buczynski is a recent college graduate with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Interior Design.
Megan accepted a full-time position at Furnitureland South as a Design Consultant after interning for the company while she was still in school last fall. In this position, she works one-on-one with clients to create their dream home.
Megan credits The Brand Girls for guiding her to her dream career path and finding her inner confidence.
“The Brand Girls helped me develop my personal brand and how to sell myself. I'm not just a designer, I am a sales-woman as well. BG taught me how to not only believe in myself, but also how to market my abilities. When I first spoke with Furnitureland South, I realized I needed to review the lessons BG taught me because I needed to have the ability to believe in myself and speak with confidence. Without the support of BG, I probably wouldn't have had trust in myself to excel at this career.”
We are so proud of all the wonderful work Megan is doing. We can’t wait to hear more about all the great work she does in this position!
Ellie Stein- Green Philly
Ellie Stein a 20-year-old is Economics major with a minor in Environmental Science at Virginia Tech.
This summer, Ellie is interning with Green Philly, a company focused on sustainability in Philadelphia. Here she will head the marketing department where she will organize and plan the Sustain PHL Awards and serve as a voting member of the Sustian PHL voting committee.
Ellie credits The Brand Girls for guiding her to her dream career path..
“Growing up, I always dreamed of working in the big city for a company that made a difference in the world. Once I got to college, I realized it was time to start making that dream a reality. The only challenge was I wasn’t sure where to start. The Brand Girls helped me to figure out the way to step by step. The support and guidance from The Brand Girls team helped me to believe in myself. The BG program showed me the ins and outs of networking, interviewing and truly rocked my confidence! Joining the BG program was such a great decision and I am grateful for the support they give me. With the help of The Brand Girls, I am now living my dream of working in the big city for an amazing green company, Green Philly, and I am making a difference in the world every day!”
We are so proud of all the wonderful work Ellie is doing. We can’t wait to hear more about all the great work she does this summer!
Emily Patton- Pretty Vulgar Cosmetics
Emily Patton is studying Marketing at University of Florida. This summer, Emily is a marketing intern for Pretty Vulgar Cosmetics. Here she is responsible for managing their social media platforms, monitoring e-commerce to increase visibility, tracking trends and changes in the beauty industry, and collaborating with other departments to manage reputation.
Emily credits The Brand Girls for guiding her to her dream career path.
"Being apart of The Brand Girls is the sole reason I landed my internship at Pretty Vulgar Cosmetics. From the beginning stages of Rachael Bozsik, CEO + Founder of The Brand Girls helping me find the career path I want to pursue, to the encouragement to the support I received from the amazing Kirstie Russell during our Skype sessions, I gained the confidence to apply and land the internship. BG has given me more then just a community of empowering professional women, it has given me the tools to embark on my own professional path and the confidence to do so!"
We are so proud of all the wonderful work Emily is doing. We can’t wait to hear more about all the great work she does this summer!
Marissa Jones- Alison Brod Marketing and Communications
BG client, Marissa Jones, is a communications student with a passion for the beauty industry.
This past spring, Marissa had the opportunity to be a beauty intern for Alison Brod Marketing and Communications. Here she learned how participate team brainstorming meeting, track placements, build media lists, and coordinate events.
Marissa credits The Brand Girls for guiding her to her dream career path.
“The Brand Girls gave me more confidence than I have ever had. In such a short time, I was able to grow so much and really become a professional. They are always so inspiring and motivational. I know I have the support to be the best me!
We are so proud of all the wonderful work Marissa is doing. We can’t wait to hear more about all the great work she does in the future.
Mariah Wurzel- hint INC
Mariah Wurzel is a junior at Boston University where she majors in business administration with a concentration in organizational behavior and marketing.
Last year, she a great summer internship in NYC with hint Inc!!
There, she was an operations and sales intern where she learned about the importance of logistics in the marketing field
Mariah credits The Brand Girls for helping her prepare for the internship. Mariah shared that “The team at BG helped me generate a professional resume. They also worked with me on how to confidently perform during an interview. These awesome tips helped me land my internship!”
We are so proud of Mariah and all the hard work she is doing to further her career!
Written By: Epiphany Priebe
Brand Girls Client + BG Blog Intern
Maddie Twiford- Acadian Asset Management
Maddey is a graduate with a business degree who has brought her unique skills into a startup environment. Through The Brand Girls she uncovered her path and build professional confidence.
"I would have never thought I would one day work in a corporate finance environment, but the skills I learned from Rachael Bozsik gave me the confidence to handle any workplace. I love my job and am thankful for The Brand Girls!"
Written By: Epiphany Priebe
Brand Girls Client + BG Blog Intern
Kristin Joostema, a 19-year-old biology major is tightening her focus within the field of neuroscience at the University of Richmond.
With a major such as this, it’s all about EXPERIENCE, EXPERIENCE, EXPERIENCE. We’re talking hands on engagement between Joostema and the health field. To enrich her confidence and presence in this career, Joostema worked diligently to achieve and succeed in her most recent internship at The Goodwin House as a CNA (Certified Nurse’s Assistant)
“I have learned how to give the best restorative care to patients.” Says Joostema.
“My responsibilities include any activity of daily living - these include bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, transferring from bed to wheelchair safety, and promoting the residents dignity and happiness. I have learned how to communicate with the residents and truly learn from their vast life experiences. I also learned the administrative side of the administrative part of the job by logging all the care I perform in the patient's file. Finally, I learned how to effectively work with my coworkers to give care for all our patients in an effective and efficient way and transition from shift to shift or provider to provider smoothly.”
For Joostema, creating confidence in herself became a creation of confidence within her patients. I think we can all recognize in some sense just how important the role of a nurse can be! When asking Joostema how The Brand Girls helped her lock down this internship, she mentioned…
“Rachael Bozsik, CEO of The Brand Girls, motivated me to go after what I wanted in life, which is ultimately to be a Physician's Assistant, and take tangible steps towards that goal. This motivated me to apply for the Red Cross program and becoming a CNA to gain clinical experience and make myself a qualified candidate for graduate programs. After BG, I find myself walking into a room with my head held high and a bounce in my step, ready to take on any challenge- something that I definitely would not be able to do without BG.”
Katie Richardson - St. Jude's
Katie Richardson, a 21-year-old senior at Virginia Tech is wrapping up her academic career in marketing - including a minor in Spanish.
Implementing all of her well-earned knowledge, Richardson is interning at at St. Jude's Children’s Hospital with ALSAC (American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities), an organization responsible for fundraising and creating awareness for the hospital.
Richardson mentions that her internship position supports the Tri Delta - St.Jude partnership, a system that has raised over $55 million since 1999.
“I create fundraising event resources; conduct financial analysis; assist other youth program team members; organized and executed two collegiate leadership conferences with over 500 attendees; became a tour guide for the hospital; participate in patient activities; and compete in an intern innovation project where myself and a team of interns came up with a new fundraising campaign, with a peer to peer company, that would become the next St. Jude strategic partner, which we presented to the ALSAC Senior Leadership Team.” says Richardson.
When asking Richardson how The Brand Girls influenced her internship success, she stated, “BG taught me how to highlight my skills and be confident in the workplace. One of the most important things I learned in our sessions was that networking is key. The CEO, Rachael always emphasized the importance of following up on meetings with people, always sending gratitude to those who have helped me along the way, and making opportunities for myself professionally by being proactive and reaching out to others for insight.”
the one thing that all new or old industry professionals, college students, and goal-seekers have in common is… WE ARE PASSIONATE! Making your career into something that you love is essential to ruling you career and building an empire for ourselves. Richardson included, she mentions…
“I am thankful for BG, especially, for reminding me to always stay true to myself and the goals/ aspirations I have. Rachael helped me remember to follow my passion and not get caught up on what other people want me to do or what would make me the most money. Thanks to BG I stayed true to my goals and have had the pleasure of working with a fiercely passionate organization of people that are steadfast in one common mission, and that is raising the funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital so that no child has to die in the dawn of life.”
It goes without question that Richardson is passionate about her career and the path she is dominating. When you love your job - there is truly nothing that can stop you!
Written by: Epiphany Priebe
Brand Girls Client + BG Blog Intern
Deirdre (Dee Dee) Hone - NYC’s Bureau of Capital Budget
Deirdre (Dee Dee) Hone, a 19-year-old sophomore at the Carroll School of Management - Boston College, is concentrating in finance management.
Realizing her passion for finance, Hone dove into her first highly competitive internship working within NYC’s Bureau of Capital Budget. Hone served as the Project and Fixed Asset Management Intern, of which put her knowledge and skills quickly into action!
“Performing tasks such as analyzing documents and data, submitting proposals, and collaborating with coworkers on projects has helped me gain professional experience and solidify my desire to pursue a career in finance.” Says Hone.
We all know as students and graduates just how important internships can be in the development and resume process! Beginning early and taking a leap of action into the competitive go-getter internships is what diversifies us #GirlBosses from the rest of the pack.
“The Brand Girls gave me the confidence to apply to competitive summer internship positions. As a rising sophomore, I have the opportunity to gain professional experience.” Hone mentioned.
When asking Hone what her responsibilities entailed, she explained…
“This internship involves working with the Capital Budget Director to coordinate and facilitate funds for DSNY Capital Projects and Equipment, going along for site visits to current facilities and future projects, analyzing data and using the department’s Financial Management System to manage fixed assets and building + organizing the Alfresco computerized database that incorporates project approvals and metadata.”
To all of our fellow finance majors, I think we can easily say that this is a powerful roll executing such knowledge and skill!
Graduating in 2020, Hone has plenty of time to continue rocking powerful internships throughout her academic career - and we can’t wait to see what’s around the corner for next year! #YGG!
Written by: Epiphany Priebe
Brand Girls Client + BG Blog Intern
Gabrielle Blayden - Design Thinking
Gabby Blayden, a 20-year-old design guru from Pittsburgh PA is studying Interior Design.
As someone who is passionate about the environment and sustainable practices, Gabby is driven by how the creative process of design can give people a platform to live in a way that closes the loop between them and the planet they live on.
Currently serving as a Design Thinking intern with Kalu Yala, Brayden is able to put all her power to use in the Panamanian Jungle!
“When searching for a summer internship, I wanted to find opportunities that supported my passions for sustainability and creating social good while incorporating my background in design.
By going through the BG Workshop and multiple mock interviews with Rachael, I was confident in securing my internship with the Design Thinking Team at Kalu Yala. I now know that great opportunities come to those who are confident and authentically themselves. I will always have BG to thank for helping me find value in my work and in myself.” Says Blayden.
As an intern, Brayden is able to assist and implement new projects which will further help the town utilize the creative design process.
“Some of my favorite projects include having designed a sustainable, non-electric laundry system and creating products for businesses and spaces within town.
I have learned that it is important to work with what you have - the river valley that Kalu Yala is located in is currently only accessible by three miles of dirt road. A huge focus of sustainability is to refuse procuring new materials, and rather to replenish materials that you already have to reduce carbon footprint. Most of the products I designed involved a lot of repurposing and digging around in the trash to make something beautiful out of what could be considered garbage. That just made the process all the more fun for me!”
Blayden is quickly changing the face of creative design in the industry - taking it to areas of the world we never imagined! Never underestimate the power or distance of a BG!
Written By: Epiphany Priebe
Brand Girls Client + BG Blog Intern