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a taste of TOMS

March 2nd, 2010 3 Comments

Projects are moving full speed ahead at HQ this week and I now see that there is no such thing as a “slow day” at TOMS.  After an exciting weekend of adventures and exploring L.A. (intern Grace and I got a little lost in Korea-town and ended up in what might be the sketchiest, most [...]

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getting our hands dirty

February 25th, 2010 1 Comment

As the 5th week of our internship rolls around (FIFTH WEEK?! No way…), the office is buzzing and the work is flowing steadily.  We were promised on Day 1 that we would be doing work that mattered at TOMS, not just typical intern grunt work i.e. coffee runs and long hours at the copy machine.  [...]

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who are we?

February 21st, 2010 3 Comments

I’ve gotten several questions since I started these intern updates regarding just what it takes to be a TOMS HQ intern.  Each time I usually respond that you must be hard working, passionate, driven, smart, and eager to learn.  But then as I thought about my fellow interns, it occurred to me that you must also be unique, silly, fun, [...]

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family time

February 9th, 2010 2 Comments

This week at TOMS has been like no other “work week” I’ve ever experienced.  As I sit here thinking how best to describe it to you guys, only one word comes to mind: family.  Among the highlights of our second full week at TOMS are a hilarious intern potluck supper at our apartment and a [...]

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work hard. play hard.

February 2nd, 2010 4 Comments

Hello all! It’s Sarah again with another intern update.  Our first full week at TOMS is in the books and we actually made it out the other end with some smiles, albeit a few less hours of sleep.  Our first two days of work were a good introduction to the office, but on Monday morning [...]

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the starting line

January 27th, 2010 2 Comments

Eleven strangers from around the country were chosen to work in one warehouse for five months.  Welcome to the life of a TOMS Spring 2010 intern.  My name is Sarah and I am one of the newest members to the TOMS family! I drove across the country all the way from Augusta, GA to begin [...]

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supporting project H in LA

December 14th, 2009 No Comments

This past Saturday, all of us girl interns went out to support Project H at the exhibition of their latest initiative, Abject Object. At the event, held at Artecnica, Project H exhibited products that were designed and constructed in skill-building workshops for once-homeless women at the Downtown Women’s Center. TOMS donated old recycled shoes to [...]

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please don’t go!

August 14th, 2009 No Comments

“Back-to-school” ads are plastered everywhere, our vacation days are running low, and we’re all about as tan as we can be… but there’s another reason why we know summer is coming to an end: OUR INTERNS ARE LEAVING! The TOMS intern program allows fresh faces to come in to HQ for 10-12 weeks and make [...]

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four score…

May 13th, 2009 No Comments

Although it’s felt like four score ago (it’s really been four months), a group of 15 interns arrived in LA to move into a house with each other. It was a leap of faith for a lot of us to move in with total strangers, not knowing who we’d be rooming with or if [...]

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slacklining at venice beach

March 24th, 2009 1 Comment

One of the favorite activities of us interns is to Slackline. For those of you who don’t know, Slackling is similar to tightrope walking.
You attach a “rope” that is nylon webbing to two anchor points, usually trees. The difference between this and tightrope walking is that the rope has slack in it, so [...]

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