Lilly Pulitzer dress | Franco Sarto heels
This week I started my internship at URBN.
It’s been a really intense yet enjoyable time — I’ve never experienced anything like it before. I’m going to let the pictures do most of the talking here and dive into my day-to-day activities in a future post.
Sunday kicked off the program with a barbeque for the Intern Class of 2017. I hadn’t taken the train or subway in upwards of two years, so I left early to make it to the Home Office on time. I was blown away by the aesthetic of Building 3, where the event was being held. It’s all white walls and big windows and photo-ready backdrops. Later I learned that they used the space to do photoshoots.
I kinda want to decorate my future house like this, not gonna lie.
Pretty soon, people started trickling in. There were 77 total interns working in various departments, from buying to finance to styling to social media to IT. Everyone was super well-dressed and excited to be there — meeting and greeting them reminded me of college orientation, only instead of “hey, what’s your major?”, we were asking “hey, what department are you working in?”
Food came soon after, and oh boy did they feed us — I’m pretty sure I’m unofficially known as “that one intern who held up the food line by taking a million pictures.” The food at my college is notoriously horrible, though, so I wasn’t about to wolf it all down without snapping a few first 😉
The quickest way to my heart is through cute old-fashioned sodas …
And pretty salads …
And colorful paper straws …
And cookies and s’mores dip.
After lunch, we went on a tour of the premises. This was my tour group! URBN’s buildings are located close together and the entire place feels like a very aesthetically pleasing college campus.
This is a wall made of stereos that play music from various Urban Outfitters/Free People/Anthropologie stores around the world.
They change this vase up every once in a while to reflect one particular brand’s style. I’m pretty sure this one is Free People.
These decorative chains were from the original Navy Yard buildings.
Jharoka is the Home Office’s coffee shop.
These koi had the same proportions as my upper leg — they’re the biggest koi I’ve seen in my life.
The next day was Orientation, where each intern was actually taken to their respective teams. This is my desk before I started decorating — there’s a lot more color to it now!
I can’t believe I’ve already been here for a week; more details to come ASAP. There’s still no Wi-Fi at my house — hopefully, that gets sorted out soon so I can get back to posting regularly.