Q&A with Kathryn … Our Summer Intern

Jul 26 2011

Hey everyone—meet Kathryn, our Summer Intern here at MagnetStreet! All summer long, Kathryn has been with us, garnering experience as a Web Writer. Especially entrenched in weddings, we’ve kept Kathryn very busy writing product descriptions {like this one} for all of our stationery products—from Save the Dates, to Invitations, to Birth Announcements and more!  A creative and prolific writer, Kathryn has grown to be a wonderful addition to our team and we have grown very fond of her sweet personality, sharp sense of humor, diligent work ethic and mad writing skills!

Here’s Kathryn in a fun Q&A to tell you a bit about herself and what’s it like to work at MagnetStreet …

{+ a one-day blog giveaway, so keep reading!}

intern at MagnetStreet Weddings

About Kathryn a sophomore at Minnesota State University, Mankato- majoring in Mass Communications and minoring in French

What is your computer screen-saver? My screen-saver is bright blurry overlapping circles (lime green, orange and yellow)

What’s laying on your desk right now? a water bottle, coffee mug, journal, iPod, a vase of flowers, and a US weekly magazine (for when I need a little break)

Hobbies? I love playing volleyball with friends, cleaning and organizing, and shopping. In my free time I like to read (currently reading Sarah’s Key), hang out with friends, do random crafts, and watch Bones! (I just bought seasons 1 & 2 on DVD)

Are you a morning person or a night owl? My college schedule transformed me into a morning person. Ironic, huh? (Coffee helped)

Lipstick or lip balm person? Lip balm. I think my lips are addicted to Chapstick!

After looking at so many weddings, what is your favorite color scheme? I love coral and sparkly gold together. Not commonly seen, but I think it’s dazzling.

Favorite wedding flower? After looking through countless “Real Weddings” and seeing hundreds of flower choices, I reached the conclusion of Peonies!

If you were to get married today, what would your dress, hair, shoes and veil look like? There’s so many options! I would look for a dress with a sweetheart neckline or a one shoulder design. (No ruffles please!)  Hair would probably be in an up-do (I’ve heard brides say wearing it down gets hot!).   My shoes would have to have sparkles! Gold flats or even blue (as my “something blue”).  And I would want my veil as simple as possible.

What do you see as your wedding style? Classic but with unique details.

Did you dream of getting married as a little girl? What was the perfect age to get married? I remember whenever I would watch a Disney movie my mom would say, “Remember: this was after the princess went to university and got a job!”  I think the perfect age to get married is between 26-30. It gives you time to find out who you are, what makes you happy, and what your life goals are.

Favorite romance movie of all time? Love Actually! The way all of the characters’ stories connect is wonderful- and it takes place at Christmas time! (My favorite time of year).

In one sentence, how would you describe being in love to a 6 year old? It’s like seeing the world through a pair of goggles that makes everything happy and beautiful, even when you’re in the dark.

Which celebrity wedding has been your favorite? Khloe Kardashian’s. I watched everything come together on their “Wedding Special” show AND she’s friends with Vera Wang?!

What is one item you absolutely know that you want at your wedding? Donuts!

What do others say is your best personality feature? My sense of humor

Who has been the greatest influence in your life so far? As much as I would like to deny it, every day I notice how much I am like my mother! But I’m glad she has raised me to be so much like her. Intelligent, diligent, always on time. I hope I can figure out how she did it when I become a mom someday.

Is there a special quote or poem that means a lot to you? “Love all, trust few, do wrong to no one.” Short and simple! It’s a perfect summary of how to live life and be happy.

What is your dream job? Working for a magazine in a big city, writing about anything- as long as it’s not politics… zzz…

What did you have for lunch today? I had an Amy’s Organic Bean and Cheese Burrito! With a ton of blueberries on the side.

If you could trade places with anyone in the world for one month- who would it be? Princess Catherine Middleton. Travelling the world with Prince William, royal events, her wardrobe… How could you resist?

About Interning at MagnetStreet  …

How do you feel about weddings, now that you’ve been ensconced in them? I have become addicted to weddings! I love going through blogs and looking at real weddings, planning mine and my friends’ weddings in my head. Thinking about every little detail that has to come together for that perfect day; it’s overwhelming!

What has been your most valuable work experience since interning here? Being able to experience writing in a whole new way and collaborating to make sure the descriptions are perfect.

Do you dream weddings since writing for our wedding department all summer? YES! One night I had a dream I was planning the Royal Wedding.

Who was the 1st, 2nd, 3rd persons you met at MagnetStreet? The first person I met at MagnetStreet was Pam Court. Second (during my interview) was Heidi! And the third I think was Karna.

What behind the scenes goings-on have you most enjoyed at MagnetStreet? I got to help out at a product photo shoot for a couple of days. It was amazing to see how much work goes into each shot. (A lot!)

How would you describe the atmosphere here at MagnetStreet? It is very friendly and easy-going.

Were you nervous about becoming an intern? Yes! I was nervous about what I would be doing, working full time, and how I would get the hang of everything.

Which Save the Date design best resembles your personality? A design with photos: Flower Enchantment. Without photos: Wedding Words and Phrases

Which Wedding Invitation Suite best resembles your style at the moment? Romantic Skyline- Tri-fold invite type

What has been your greatest takeaway at MagnetStreet- professional or otherwise? Improving my writing skills and having this experience in general. I have learned a lot this summer!

Favorite aspect to your intern position? Being able to get a feel of office life and how businesses really work.

Did anything take you by surprise working here? I liked that for MagnetStreet’s 20th Anniversary summer, we’ve been having fun food days and surprise days!

What will you miss the most when you go back to school? Seeing all of the people I’ve met every day and going on walks during lunch break. And of course, my cubicle.

FUN! Thanks Kathryn … I know I can speak for everyone when I say, we will miss you when you go back to school! You’ve been a pleasure and such a sweet and valuable addition to our creative team here at MagnetStreet! BUT, we still have you for another 3 weeks … and there’s more fun to be had! xo

ONE DAY GIVEAWAY!

Let us know you’re here! Leave ONE comment for Kathryn, weddings, college life, internships or simple summer bliss … and be entered to win $100 towards any wedding stationery product from MagnetStreet Weddings!

{rules: One comment per person ON THIS POST. The giveaway expires tonight midnight CST and we’ll announce the winner via Facebook tomorrow morning}

happy Tuesday!

GIVEAWAY WINNER: Congrats to #12 commenter … Kristin!!

Thanks everyone for all of your sweet comments & well-wishes for Kathryn! And, be sure to Like Us on Facebook- so you don’t miss out on the next giveaway!

{Kristin, I’ll be emailing you shortly with the details! :)}

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59 thoughts on “Q&A with Kathryn … Our Summer Intern

  1. Your internship will be amazing magnet Street seems to be a great company Good luck with internship.

  2. I’m actually using a similar color scheme to the one you said is your favorite (coral and sand with hints of yellow) for my summer wedding next year!

  3. I am addicted to Bones. If you have netflix, it’s on there. A lot cheaper than buying all of the seasons!!

  4. Kathryn seems like a great intern – and kudos to her for seeking out internships early in her college career. It will only help her be more competitive and prepared when she searches for a full-time gig!

  5. I’m going with Peonies as well…Beautiful flower. You’re internship sounds fun and so exciting.

  6. Ah college! I wish I could go back! There are so many opportunities to take advantage of! All I can say is do as much as possible but don’t forget that this should be the most fun time of life!

  7. I love Magnet Street. I’ve already ordered my Save the Dates and can’t wait to order my invitations. Hope you have a great internship Kathryn!!

  8. Experience. Priceless, when it comes to figuring out what you want to do with the rest of your working years. Such great answers for someone so young!

  9. Great interview. I’m glad to see you mentioned donuts–my fiance and I are planning a donut tower instead of a cake!

  10. only 3 more weeks I am sure you will be missed I really enjoyed reading your interview

  11. I love how you’re planning your wedding in your head. I bet it’s hard not to get I to weddi g excitement with working at magnet street

  12. I’m so jealous of your internship! It will be fun to see how it influences your big day in the future.

  13. Congrats on your internship Kathryn! It looks like you’re a great fit for MagnetStreet!

  14. I’m so impressed with you understanding the importance of finding yourself before marriage! That’s so important!! Hope you are able to do this and all your dreams come true, then the ideal man will fall into place!
    My favorite quote – ‘Love is not two people looking at each other, but looking together in the same direction’.

  15. Nice to meet you Kat! I think we have a lot of similar taste
    In wedding planning! I am set to order my stationary
    Next month and have ordered our save the dates
    Through magnet street we love that all stationary is
    Customizable! Your new options recently added have
    Given us lots of great ideas! Thank you for all you do!

  16. What a cool job to have! I love MagnetStreet, they have the best variety and prices. Have a wonderful summer Kathryn!

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