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Undergraduate | Jun 07, 2018 |

A day in the life of a Gabelli School student: Nicole Freeley ’18

What does a typical Gabelli School student’s day look like? There are some common themes, but each one goes a little differently depending on the student’s campus location, major, extracurricular activities, and internships.

Nicole Freeley, BS ’18, majored in business administration with a primary concentration in marketing. She also completed a secondary concentration in communications and media management. Freeley spent the spring interning at Paul Stuart, Inc. as an e-commerce coordinator.

Read on for a detailed look at a day in the life of Nicole Freeley during her final semester at the Gabelli School.

6:45 a.m.
This is when I usually wake up for my internship. It allows me an extra 15 minutes of scrolling through my phone before I actually have to start getting ready for my day.

8:45 a.m.
After grabbing my trusty Starbucks latte, I arrive at Paul Stuart in the e-commerce department. The morning consists of catching up on missed emails from the day before and preparing the day’s web orders to be picked and processed.

My main role is to help the buyers at Paul Stuart pick merchandise for the web orders, whether that means physically going down to the store and getting it or requesting it from one of our other four stores in the United States. Once I have the items, the orders can be processed and brought down to our shipping department to ensure the timely delivery to our customers.

2:00 p.m.
Lunch time! The other ladies in the e-commerce department and I figure out where we want to go to lunch and then head out for some much-needed time walking in the city. After lunch, I check in our system to see how many more orders came in and try to get as many processed and shipped out as I can before finishing for the day.

5:20 p.m.
I pack up my things, shut down my computer, and get ready to make the short walk to Grand Central. I take the 5:40 p.m. train back to Fordham so I have a few spare minutes to go back to my apartment and grab my books for my night class.

6:30 p.m.
My Monday-night class is Revealing Consumer Insights. The best part about this class is that our professor talks about the actual campaigns that he was able to work on and what he learned from them, and always asks for our opinion. This doesn’t make it feel like a class at all, rather like I am gaining more real-world experience.

8:30 p.m.
We get out before the full three hours the class is scheduled for, which means I head into Cosi to grab a salad for dinner and for my lunch the next day. Then it’s time to head up to my apartment to settle in for the night and get ready to do it all over again on Tuesday!

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