Student Information

Student Name

Matthew Voutsas




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Precious Cosmetics

Mentor(s):James Mikhail, Sami Mikhail

Topic of Internship

Chemical Engineering

Background Information

Precious Cosmetics was started in 1996 by Sami Mikhail to offer new and innovative high end products that could be sold at affordable prices. Mikhail earned a Bachelorís Degree in Chemistry and Science and pursued advanced coursework in coating technology. He previously worked at Lancome, Pavion and Revlon Companies in Research and Development before starting Precious Cosmetics. Precious Cosmeticís staff is committed and dedicated to servicing customers with innovative solutions in various application areas: skin care, hair care, makeup and toiletries.

Summary of Internship

Every Thursday I would arrive at Precious Cosmetics at 8am and stay until 4pm with never a dull moment throughout the day. My responsibilities at internship include that of being an assistant chemist in a fully stocked lab of interesting chemicals. I am responsible for being able to make samples of customer products from scratch. We receive a formula and have to match it completely and precisely to make the customerís product. After I finish making the product and making sure that it matches the requirements of the customer I have the responsibility of getting it checked by my mentor. After receiving my mentorís approval, I then put my sample into bottles, create labels, and send them out to the customer for approval. Finally, when the customer approves, I then hand it up to production for them to approve on a large scale.

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