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Field Trip 5: Kohl's

This past Friday my class and I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting Kohl’s in Walpole, MA. When we first arrived, we were greeted by the district manager of the area and several store managers from the various cities in Massachusetts. They were all there to make sure we had a great experience. Many of the managers that were there to speak with us were once in our same positions as students. That fact alone made this trip even that much more special. Just think, the same students that graduated from the same JWU academic program as us, went through the Kohl’s internships programs and are know letting us know that hard work really does pay off.

Although it was set up to be a formal trip, the staff made us very comfortable by making it fun and interactive rather than having us sit and listen for a full hour. They split us up into groups of three and sent us to various stations to familiarize us with each department of the store; from back-stock, merchandise on the floor, signage and sales. After we completed each station we were given the chance to win several $50 Gift Cards if we answered a question correctly; talk about generosity!

Overall, it was a great trip and I am very pleased that Kohl’s and it’s managers took the time out of their busy schedules to host us!