Name: Morgan Nix, PC’ 17
Major: athletic training with a minor in business foundations
Tell us about your internship?
It is a marketing internship for a company called Giorgio Linea. They specialize in leather goods and make belts, bags, jewelry and other accessories for luxury fashion brands like Givenchy, Burberry, Prada and more. I also help with the English version of their website and work on promotions for their products and events!
What made you decide to do this?
I have always wanted to go to Italy to study abroad! When I saw I could get my marketing credit through this internship, I thought it was a great opportunity and applied right away!
What’s something you’ve learned?
Never procrastinate! If something needs to get done, do it right away because it makes everything more efficient and ensures that it’s done right!
How’s living in Italy?
It’s different (no washer or AC lol) but amazing! Everywhere you go is so beautiful and everyone is so nice and welcoming!
What are three of your favorite things you’ve done in Italy so far?
1) A wine and food tasting in a thousand-year-old castle that was surrounded by 2,000 acres of land.
2) Sitting on the Michelangelo steps, which overlook the city of Florence, and watching the sunset.
3) A gondola ride in Venice, because the gondolier told us all about the city and gondolas. (Did you know that you can only get a gondola license if it’s passed down in the family? Each one is a family business! Isn’t that adorable?)
What’s your favorite Italian food?
You can’t go wrong with a margherita pizza or spaghetti pomodoro... but please don’t make me choose between the two!
What’s something you wish you knew before coming to Italy?
Certain normal things in America are frowned upon here. You run in the park, not the street. You wait for change to be put down on the counter before reaching for it. It’s little things like these!
Who’s your Female Boss Inspiration?
Does this internship apply to any future career goals?
Yes! One of my goals is to open my own physical therapy clinic, so learning how to run and market a business will help a lot with that.