Chrissi has been making jewelry for us for 5 months! We have loved watching her grow through the program and are so excited to share her experience with Strings.
Q: What were your first thoughts on Strings for Hope?
A: I thought it was really cool and creative and charitable. It combines two of my favorite things: helping people and creating sh*t!
Q: What have you learned thus far by being apart of the program?
A: Making jewelry is a really good outlet to relieve stress and anger. If I feel angry, I just make a bracelet. I have also learned that this is the first thing I haven't quit. I hate doing things I don't get the first time, but with this and recovery, I keep trying.
Q: What does hope mean to you?
A: Anytime someone asks me what a word means to me, my brain answers in 4 words to break it down... this probably comes from my writing nature. Hope to me means: heart open personified evaluation.
Q: What is your favorite part about String for Hope?
A: the women
Q: Where would you like to see the company go?
A: I would love to see more jewelry wraps with crystals and other designs.
Q: Where do you see yourself 2 years from now?
A: I see myself as a published writer.
Q: Share a quote from an original poem:
A: "In a world with unrelated reality stars, she just wants to be the narrative in a human interest documentary."
Meet Tori, Our Summer Marketing Intern:
Tori came to us for the summer from college in North Carolina! She is a Communications major with a minor in Marketing. This summer, Tori was in charge of updating our blog, revamping our Instagram and our website, and much more!
Q: What brought you to Strings for Hope?
A: Nashville has been a place I’ve wanted to live for a few years now. When looking for my summer internship ,I didn’t want to play it safe and go back home for the summer. I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone and try a new city. Strings for Hope's mission is so important, so I was happy to play any role I could to get it out into the world.
Q: What was your favorite project you worked on this summer?
A: A few projects really stood out to me this summer. One being, the Instagram. Getting to build up our following was one of my main goals this summer, and I am so happy I was able to help the company break 2,000 followers! Bringing more attention to the blog was also important to me. Seeing the amount of engagement has been really rewarding.
Q: What is one thing you will take away from this internship?
A: I gained confidence in my marketing abilities this summer. I know this is something I can do, but really seeing it come together this summer showed me what I am capable of.
Q: What is something you learned you can apply to the future?
A: One thing I have taken away from this experience is my ability to get things done. I feel as if I have learned way more about managing my time and applying my skills. I think I will be able to apply what I learned to any job in the future.
Q: Do you have any advice for college students looking for internships or jobs?
A: Take chances, move to new places, and give each job you have your all. No matter what job I have had throughout college or internships I have taken, I can say I gave each one my all and worked hard. The more chances you take, the more you learn. If I wouldn't have moved to Nashville, I wouldn’t have made friends through this job or have heard the stories of the incredible women working for Strings for Hope.
We love you, Tori!! Thank you for all of your hard work this summer. We will all miss you!
Our CEO and Director of Operations attended an event hosted by Zero Waste. The event was attended by companies that focus on sustainability in the local Nashville area. We learned so much about how our community is bettering our environment and how we can do more to help!
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We have a busy fall ahead of us! You can find us at these upcoming events:
The Tomato Festival: 8/10
The Food Truck Fest: 9/7
Light the Nations: 10/19
Centennial Craft Fest: 10/19 - 10/20
And great news, we have a new location for our kiosk. Keep an eye out for us in the Gulch coming soon!