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Interns of Naiise IV

Jun 20 2017

Still a group of unsung heroes that Team Naiise cannot be more thankful for, the Interns of Naiise are back to tell you more how it is like to be part of Naiise!

 

 

 

belinda

1. Belinda, Business Development Intern

How long have you been interning at Naiise?

9 weeks.

Describe your role.

Officially, I am a business development intern and currently, I am tasked to market and create content for a side project at Naiise. Recently, we had a Mothers’ Day social media campaign which was quite a cool experience because I had to step out of my comfort zone to take photos. I had to drag my friend along with me because I know nuts about photography. During the period when some of the others were in London for a business trip, I also got to help out and learn barcoding and outbounding stocks from the operations team as well.

How has your internship been?

The past 9 weeks have been really fun. The first week was super intimidating though, because everybody was already so familiar with one another and it was just really hard at first HAHA. I still remember how I was so awkward with the rest at first but now, I really enjoy their company. And this is really random but the full timers also call the interns “meimei"s/”didi”s (or "little sisters"/"little brothers") and whenever they call me meimei, it makes my heart flutter.

Tell me a funny story from the time you’ve been here.

We bought a farewell cake for Yew Tong because we thought his internship at Naiise was ending. But it turned out that he was extending his internship and it got really awkward HAHA but we made him eat the cake anyway.

What’s the highlight of your internship?

Definitely the Shaw setup. It was really draining because we had to set up till 2am. But it was really enjoyable to work with the jiejies (or "older sisters") and geges (or "older brothers"). The other day when I had my retail shift at Shaw, it was really heartwarming to know that the store I was in, was the end product of everyone’s toil and sweat, and knowing that I played a part in the setting up of it makes me really happy even though I was a total noob at setting up and visual merchandising.

What’s one thing you’ve learnt from Naiise?

Do good things only.

If you were a product from Naiise, what would you be? And why?

I want to be the Yolky Chips' Truffle Chips because I love it HAHAHA. It ruffles my heart.

eileen

2. Eileen, Operations Intern

How long have you been interning at Naiise?

I have been working here for more than a month.

Describe your role.

My role is logistics and warehousing where I have to keep track of the inventory stock of all stores and the warehouse. We have to change the inventory accordingly when inbounding, outbounding and withdrawing stocks from stores. Our aim is to have the warehouse as tidy as possible with minimal stocks lying on the floor so as to ensure easy access to the stocks in the warehouse.

How has your internship been?

It’s been good so far! I get to work in an environment with young people. Moreover, the company culture is quite casual, in the sense that there is not much vertical boundaries among the colleagues.

Tell me a funny story from the time you’ve been here.

I don’t have a funny story to tell but rather funny gestures or reactions from my colleagues in the warehouse. Whenever someone from one end sneezes, someone else from the other end will shout, "BLESS YOU!" across the warehouse. Then a “THANK YOU!” will come back in response to it.

What’s the highlight of your internship?

My internship is really interesting for me as I didn't have any logistics and warehousing experience. Thus, learning in Naiise really gave me a good head start to operations. So I believe this is the highlight of my internship because I really get the experience of working closely with the colleagues and suppliers regarding their stocks.

What’s one thing you’ve learnt from Naiise?

This internship has taught me to be a very organised and detailed person. If were to miss any tiny detail out, it would result in a loss of big sum of money for the company.

If you were a product from Naiise, what would you be? And why?

I would choose to be a The Paper Bunny's Black Leopard Weekly Table Planner so I can write down my to-do list, especially when there're so many things to do here in the warehouse. I am quite a forgetful person as well, so I recommend this product to people who are as equally forgetful as me. Haha!

leon

3. Leon, Operations Intern

How long have you been interning at Naiise?

1 month.

Describe your role.

My role is to receive goods from suppliers and outbound them to the stores.

How has your internship been?

My one month here so far has been pretty fulfilling as I've learnt a lot from all the seniors here at Naiise.

Tell me a funny story from the time you’ve been here.

Every lunch time with the ops team is enjoyable and hilarious.

What’s the highlight of your internship?

My highlight here at Naiise is actually slowly getting to know my colleagues better. :)

What’s one thing you’ve learnt from Naiise?

I learnt that if you love your jobs and your colleagues, you wouldn't mind OT-ing with them.

If you were a product from Naiise, what would you be? And why?

Meykrs' Tutu Kueh Cushion. No reason why but it's probably the cutest product that Naiise carries.

 

regine

4. Regine, Editorial Intern

How long have you been interning at Naiise?

3 months.

Describe your role.

I am an editorial intern, so I write articles and also create content for exclusive brands. I also help with taking photos and videos for the Naiise Blog and other marketing channels. Currently, I'm helping other marketing scopes, such as partnerships and PR. 

How has your internship been?

It’s been great! It’s a rare chance for me and I’m really thankful for this opportunity to experience how it’s like in a company like Naiise. People here are always ready to share their unique ideas and I’ve learned a lot about how the backend of a retail company works. It’ll be tough without a team. Bonus: there’s a cat in the office.

Tell me a funny story from the time you’ve been here.

It has to be when we went to Dennis and Amanda's house to film for the Merlion Face Mask -- pretending like I lived in the house from 'waking up' in their bed to pouring a glass of HL milk that I really hate, and also have my ankle nibbled on by their doggies.

What’s the highlight of your internship?

Making friends without worrying much about the age gaps, finding similarities and making a conversation out of it. Hanging out after work!!!! I really cherish dinner gatherings. Also we recently closed down the Central store - staying till 1 AM at the store is a first for me.

What’s one thing you’ve learnt from Naiise?

To each his own - it’s okay to be different.

If you were a product from Naiise, what would you be? And why?

If I were a product, I would totally be a Magi Planet's Popcorn in Double Cheese.

 

yewtong

5. Yew Tong, Marketing Intern

How long have you been interning at Naiise?

3 months and a week!

Describe your role.

I am an offline marketing intern helping out with events and partnerships. I help keep bi-monthly track and evaluation of the performances of the different partnerships under offline marketing, brainstorm on different marketing/campaign strategies and try to be creative in seeking out new partners. There were also a few one-off events that I helped with. Feels like planning a party.

How has your internship been?

As someone from a vastly different background, I have always believed that the way forward to progress design is to learn from other disciplines. In that same manner, I am always heartened to see new partnerships and friendships formed. You feel like a matchmaker, setting parties up for beautiful encounters.

Tell me a funny story from the time you’ve been here.

I don’t know about funny, but it certainly is memorable. Part of the job scope even while working in the office is to help take on a retail shift once a week. I think that is helpful to connect the management back-end side to the front-end of the business. Plus, you get to meet more people! During one such retail shift, I met this lady from HK. She came in with a few ash burns on her denim shirt, and due to sentimental reasons, she wanted to patch up the shirt somehow rather than trash it. So she asked for our help to select and arrange a few iron-on patches on her. Because the placement of the ash burns were inconvenient, she left in the end with 3 patches to balance out the composition. I felt like I was playing dress up.

What’s the highlight of your internship?

Helping to brainstorm for one of the event proposals was fun. I feel a shadow of what it must be like to be a Running Man games writer.

What’s one thing you’ve learnt from Naiise?

That it’s important to believe in what you are doing. Perhaps it’s not necessary, but it’s certainly helpful. I see the people in the office work hard to a certain ideal, and that is only possible if they believe in the company’s vision and their own stake in it.

If you were a product from Naiise, what would you be? And why?

ACRE's STACK NOTEBOOK. To me, it’s one of the better designed sketchbooks I’ve seen around. And I love the colours! Even though we appear different on the outside, we are all pink inside.

  

zherrine

6. Zherrine, Design Intern

How long have you been interning at Naiise?

Almost three months.

Describe your role.

I'm a design Intern. Sometimes I help out with visual merchandising and also retail shifts.

How has your internship been?

Since i'm an experience and product design student, I have been doing a few small projects involved with a lot of measurements. From paper bags to visual merchandise props to furniture. Besides that, I did a little bit on packaging design for our Malaysia products. I also redesigned and built the gift card stand. It has been fun; I really like how I get to do different types of projects and that I learnt a few pointers along the way.

Tell me a funny story from the time you’ve been here.

During one of our Orchard Gateway set ups, my mentor, Ash, and I were walking down an escalator when he suddenly slipped and fell and nearly hit his head against the steps. He also had three more tiny accidents later that day. ‘Twas a truly unlucky day for him.

What’s the highlight of your internship?

The highlight would be the set-up of the Shaw outlet. It was my very first experience setting up a store from scratch. It's quite heartening to see an empty shop transform into a place in which customers can walk around to shop.

What’s one thing you’ve learnt from Naiise?

I was delighted to learn that everyone at Naiise is very friendly and welcoming. I really like the working environment. Although we are all from different departments, we will hang out together after work for dinner and sometimes go drinking. It feels like you are working with your friends instead of colleagues.

If you were a product from Naiise, what would you be? And why?

If I were to be a product from Naiise, I would be the book called Harris Bin Potter and The Stoned Philosopher by Suffian Hakim. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, so it's quite interesting for me to see a parody of the series with a Singaporean twist.

 

 

If you would like to be an intern of Naiise, we have openings from August onwards. Head over here to find out how you can sign up for it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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