Maria Schussler

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
Company/Organization: Culver's Garden Center & Landscape
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Destination: Marion/Iowa
Timeframe: Summer
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What Was Learned -Merchandising perspectives -Nursery Items -Risk management plans of action -Customer Service -Pricing and buying -Plant names & care -Clearance data and tasks


Running the department by myself was a great accomplishment. It proved that I had knowledge and confidence in what I was doing to take charge of the jobs and responsibilities of the Nursery.

What advice would you give?

Broaden your horizons! AMD majors have so many different paths they could take and the merchandising part of it is even more broad. I learned a lot about different products within the retail industry!

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