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  • 1. Caitlyn Sheff
  • 2. The Future
    • Slide 15: Three Personal and Professional Goals
    • 3. Slide 16: Vision
    • 4. Slide 17: Contact Information
    My Purpose
    To help your company reach its fullest potential.
    Table of Contents
    The Past
    • Slide 3: 30-second pitch
    • 5. Slide 4: Lifelong Learner
    • 6. Slide 5: Lifelong Leader
    • 7. Slide 6: Personal Assets
    • 8. Slide 7: #1 Asset and Examples
    • 9. Slide 8: Company #1
    • 10. Slide 9: Company #2
    The Present
    • Slide 10: My Passions, Problems, Positioning and Purpose
    • 11. Slide 11: My Roles
    • 12. Slide 12: Past/Present Projects
    • 13. Slide 13: Dashboard for Success
    • 14. Slide 14: Success Systems & Organizational Affiliations
  • My name is Caitlyn Sheff, and I am a senior at Indiana University. Upon graduation this December, I will have acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel Merchandise and a minor in Business from the Kelley School of Business. Through my five years of retail experience in the stores and my recent corporate internship, I have gained the necessary skills it takes to thrive in the retail industry. I have had much experience working directly with the consumer, learning about their habits, their wants and their needs. I also have experience working in a corporate setting, managing retail events. I was able to partake in product selection, allocations, setting marketing strategies, signage creation and off-shelf merchandising.
    I truly think all of my experiences and acquired skills through both work and school can help me propel a company to the next level.
  • 15. The Past
    Where I’ve been…
  • 16. Lifelong learner
    Greenwood Community High School
    Indiana University
    BA in Apparel Merchandising, minor in Business
  • 17. Lifelong leader
    Greenwood Community High School
    ’07-’08: Captain of Varsity volleyball team
    ‘07-’08: Co-Editor-in-Chief of high school newspaper
    Indiana University
    2011: Indiana University Women’s Club Volleyball treasurer
  • 18. Personal assets
    Consumer behavior
    Giving back
  • #1 asset
    Led a nationally ranked newspaper of 30 writers, photographers and editors.
    Coached 2 volleyball teams consisting of 10 girls under 17 through 5 tournaments each year.
    Handled an average of $6,000 as club volleyball treasurer, leading us to our first positive balance at season’s start in 2 years.
  • 29. Shi by journeys
    Handled shipments coming into the store
    Managed inventory with monthly counts and comparisons to book
    Created in-store displays to increase sales and show customers how to pair merchandise
  • 30. The Home Depot
    Managed $200 million dollars worth of merchandise for the Holiday Gift Center, which is the most profitable event for the hardware department
    Worked cross-functionally with about 10 different departments in order to select product, create signage, finish allocations, cut purchase orders and follow marketing strategy
    Gave recommendations to major executives for the 2012 Holiday Gift Center
  • 31. The present
    Where I am now…
  • 32. My passion is fashion and all that surrounds it. My problem is that the corporate offices dictate so much of what and how consumers buy. I position myself as the voice of the everyday consumer. My purpose is to bring their wants and needs to headquarters and ensure that they see the styles and prices they want.
    Passions, problems, positioning and purpose
  • 33. My second role: role model
    I, myself, only play a small role in my motivation for success. I have a 17-year-old brother who motivates me more than anything. I believe that if he sees a great role model in me, he will be so much more likely to succeed in life. He has all the potential and talent in the world, and I want him to be able to look up to me and see that he can do absolutely anything.
  • 34. Present projects
    Club volleyball treasurer: fundraise and manage expenses to ensure that the club can afford nationals without loans.
    M311: create a new marketing
    strategy for HerffJones to increase their class ring sales on the IU campus.
    R490: bring new Ecuadorian fair trade products to Global Gifts.
  • 35. Dashboard for success
    Excel in academics and obtain my degree
    Network within the retail industry
    Travel, expose myself to new cultures and learn from the experience
  • 36. Success systems
    Careers courses (ex. X420)
    Professors as mentors
    Free on-campus classes for organization, interviewing, studying, etc.
  • 37. The future
    Where I will be…
  • 38. Personal goals
    Professional goals
    To be happy in my current job
    To be able to give back to philanthropies
    To be a good role model to my brother and make my family proud
    • To have a job secured prior to graduation
    • 39. To create my own business that creates a stable income for underprivileged countries
    • 40. To write at least one article for Harper’s Bazaar magazine
  • My vision…
    I see myself starting my career in the retail industry at headquarters. My career there will teach me everything I will need to know to eventually open my own business. A few years down the road, I will do just that. It will provide a stable economy for an underdeveloped country and will help set the standard for moral business practices. I will retire late regardless of income because I will absolutely love what I do. I hope to never feel like I am at work a day in my life.
  • 41. Contact information
    Caitlyn Sheff
    Phone: 317-416-9122
    Mail: 612 S. Park Avenue
    Bloomington, IN