Student Intern of the Month

Olivia King, right, with mentor Christie Gibson
Olivia King, right, with mentor Christie Gibson SUBMITTED PHOTO

Olivia King, a senior at Twin Valley High School, has been named April’s intern of the month. King has proven her excellence in recent months for her hard work as an intern at The Rustic Fox Consignment Store in Green Hills. The Rustic Fox Consignment Store was opened by Christie and Dave Gibson on July 4, 2012 as an extension of an interest in flea markets, garage sales, and auctions. The small local business buys and sells a wide variety of antiques, clothes, and other goods.

As the store has grown in recent years they have taken in King as a valuable intern and assistant for anything that is needed. As King’s mentor, Christie Gibson explains, “Working with Olivia and having her become our consignment store intern has been a positive experience…. We have loved having her…. Olivia is always ready to do whatever is needed.” With the great encouragement of her mentor, King has come to greatly appreciate her experience as an intern at the consignment shop. “I enjoy meeting all the people that come in to the shop,” King explains, “I enjoy seeing all the antique things that people bring in.” It is undeniable that King has become an enthusiastic student of the hands-on work that she has been doing.

Through the two months King has been striving to excel in everything from deciding what to buy from consignors to pricing items for sale. “I have learned the merchandise aspect of business and a little of how to run a business and all that goes into it,” says King. As The Rustic Fox has been seeking to expand the appeal of their merchandise, King has been of great use for furthering the entire success of the business. Gibson states, “A great way to keep your style current is to hire a young person and value their opinions and selections.” Through her internship, King has been gaining experience in and investigating her interest in possibly pursuing a career in business after school. King elaborates on her future endeavors saying, “I would like to one day own my own business.”

For more information about Twin Valley’s Internship Program, please contact Angela Morgan…amorgan@tvsd.org or Gwen Werner…gwerner@tvsd.org.

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