When I first started at SCAD I had no retail experience. My teacher informed me that I needed at least 1 year of retail experience to get into executive training program. With this new found knowledge in mind I went on a search for a job. Finding one proved to be difficult because everyone wanted an employee with previous retail. I branched out from Savannah and finally landed a job in Bluffton, SC working for Soma Intimates. I was determined to prove myself and within six months a position for a sales lead job came available and I got offered the job. I made a conscious effort to be a strong supervisor and show up to work on time. Three months later when our assistant manager decided to leave I got the call asking me if I would take the job. I believe with determination and a true interest in the company you work for then you can go far. My next step is to join Chicos on the corporate level. My store manager and District Manager fully support me in my endeavors and I feel confident that I will succeed in this company.