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April 22, 2014

Cathryn Hartford: Rue La La, Boston
Interning with Rue La La, Boston.

Interning with Rue La La, Boston.


Name: Cathryn Hartford

Hometown/State: Seekonk, MA

Major: Marketing

Minor: Psychology

Internship Sponsor: Rue La La, Boston


As the Human Resources intern, my responsibilities include:

  • Creating unique templates for each department’s open job descriptions on the Rue La La Careers website page
  • Attending Rue U courses and following up by entering in participant tracking information and feedback forms/summaries
  • Writing course descriptions for Rue U courses
  • Assembling the Rue U course catalog



Rue La La is an exclusive, invitation-only online shopping destination where members experience leading brands through private sale prices for a brief amount of time. Located in Boston, this e-commerce marketing business is booming and has been recently nominated for the 2014 Best UX for its App.


I have had four specific projects for the Recruiting and Learning & Development Departments. I found that one of my projects was just too large of a project for one intern. I talked with my supervisor and she was happy that I was able to speak up and provide feedback that might have been uncomfortable for most interns. We were then able to revise that project so that I would be able to complete the project! All of my projects are finishing up, which makes me feel confident that I worked diligently and accomplished my goals.


My business classes have been extremely helpful because my projects are mostly writing based and rely on my communication skills to be developed and professional. Specifically, my writing skills needed to be on-point for the job description project because my work is featured on the careers page of the Rue La La website.

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