Student Information

Student Name

Ciara McNicholas




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Mary Kay Foundation

Mentor(s):Juanita Gaddy

Topic of Internship


Background Information

Mary Kay Inc. was founded by Mary Kay Ash in 1963. It is a privately owned multi-level marketing company that sells cosmetics directly to consumers. In 1996, Mary Kay established a foundation with the mission to eliminate cancers affecting women and domestic abuse. For the past seventeen years, Mary Kay has awarded millions of dollars’ worth of grants to cancer research and women's shelters all across America.

Summary of Internship

My internship is very engaging. My work varies from week to week, centered on running a business. This includes contact inputs, emailing and filing, organizing, accounting and answering phones. Because Mary Kay is a cosmetics company, contacts and interpersonal skills are very important. Keeping up with the customers and setting a permanent spot for them on your outgoing email list is vital in keeping the company strong. I maintain the list of consumers and make sure they are receiving an advertisement through email, once a week. There is also a creative aspect to my internship, which I greatly enjoy. How you present your product is a portion of maintaining regular customers. When needed, I get to create and design all sorts of samples and baskets for Mary Kay. The greatest part of my internship, however, is getting to meet some great, strong women with inspiring drive.

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