I am so excited to introduce to you all to Claire Bromley, my newest intern! She will be with me the entire school year from September to May and will be helping with all business aspects of Madalyn Joy Designs.
I have been so blessed over the past couple of months that God has placed these truly incredible women in my life at the right times. He knew I needed Reilly to help me with graphic design, Vanali to help me with sewing work, and Claire to help me with all things business. In return, I have been able to teach them all about fashion and what it takes to start and run your own business (Hint: a lot of coffee and mental breakdowns! haha).
Claire will be helping Madalyn Joy Designs with her business knowledge and expertise and will also be learning the ins and outs of starting a small business... something she hopes to do herself one day! I am so excited, grateful, thankful, and overjoyed to have her on board. Get to know Claire below and make sure to meet her at Milwaukee Fashion Week!
Name: Claire Bromley
School: Concordia University of Wisconsin
Major: Business Management with a minor in Finance
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Morton Grove, IL // Chicago, IL
Hobbies: Crafting apartment decor and gifts, Pinterest, watching giraffe videos, and cooking
Fall Activity: Apple picking!
Ice Cream Flavor: Mint chocolate chip with cookie dough
Favorite Food: Mac and cheese
Coffee Order: Iced Chai Tea but Pumpkin Spice Lattes are my favorite fall drink!
Clothing Store: Lulu Lemon and Nordstrom Rack
Favorite thing in your closet? My maroon and navy blue blanket scarf from Francesca's
Song: "Follow Me" by Uncle Cracker (all time fav) // "No Scrubs" by TLC (currently on repeat)
Movie: The Breakfast Club
Fashion Designer: Michael Kors
Senior Year Goals: I would like to make the Dean's List, work on networking through my internship with Madalyn Joy Designs and hopefully get engaged to my long time boyfriend, Colin!
Post Grad Plans: I hope to move back to Chicago and work in HR for a hospital. I want variety in my day to day work life!
Career Goals: I would love to own my own business called Dreams to Reality. It has a similar concept to Make-A-Wish; however, it would be available to all sick children instead of just the terminally ill.
Bucket List: Visit the Giraffe Manor in Kenya
Dream Travel Destination: Sweden because it is my family's heritage and I still have relatives who live there!
Coolest Experience: My Biology class Hawaii trip because we had the opportunity to hike a mountain that was an old volcano and explore all the caves and go snorkeling in the clear blue water.
Q: What are you looking forward to most about your internship with Madalyn Joy Designs?
A: I really am looking forward to all of the different experiences I will be exposed to and just seeing what it takes to start a business, be your own boss, and run a business.
Q: What is one thing you want to learn and take with you from your internship?
A: I really want to learn how to stay true to yourself and not have to listen to every little bit of criticism. I also want to learn how to be able to say no and be affirmative yet respectful.
Thank you, Claire, for taking the time to chat with me so everyone can get to know you! I can't wait for you to meet everyone and welcome to the world of Madalyn Joy Designs. We are so thrilled to have you!