Chi Yin Li, Newbury College, Graduate
Thoughts on being an intern?
I was so honored to be an intern for TEAL Apparel. I learned a lot in from a short period of time. I never knew how hard it is to own a small online business. You need to use any possible connections to support your own business and put in a lot of time. Owning a small online business is like taking care of a baby. You need to keep an eye on it 24/7. It was a wonderful experience to be TEAL Apparel’s intern and it was an experience that I won’t ever forget.
What did you expect?
I did not know what to expect when I first started the internship. I thought it would just be sitting behind the computer and doing research about the tall men’s market. It was much more than I thought. Jenni asked me what I wanted to learn and get out from this internship. I told her that I am more of a hands on person. Next day, she changed the entire schedule and let me do more hands on tasks including trips to the factory. I did not expect that she would listen to me because I was just an intern. After that day, I did not feel like an intern anymore. I felt like I was working with her as an employee and she listened to my opinions.
Best part of the internship?
Best part of this internship was the knowledge that I gained from her. It wasn’t just about how to run a small business, but also about everything outside of that. She taught me how to calm myself and write everything down that is in my head. All of the lessons are invaluable.
What surprised you the most?
I was surprised at how much I learned during this short period of time about business and life. I am glad that I had the chance to work with Jenni. She is an awesome person. Thank you very much.
For starters, TEAL Apparel is first and foremost, all about tall. And long. Verticality. North and south. Head to toe.
In short, we rock tall. East and west — horizontal — width and breadth, not so much. In fact, not at all. Our goal is to produce a line of affordable tall mens clothing that place a premium on fit, function and form. We utilize the finest materials and manufacture right here in the USA. That’s us. Who we are. What we do.
For Men 6′ and taller
Live Tall. And Extra Long.