Outstanding Seniors Best

The world is their oyster, and these outstanding AMPD students have proved they have what it takes to make the grade! Nicole Rutschilling (left) and Victoria Eddy (right) have high GPA scores, secured apparel retail internships, proven leadership skills, academic honors achievements, community volunteering experience, and/or professional involvements that have made them worthy recipients of outstanding student awards. 


Innovative & Effective Internships

The AMPD program recognizes the substantial value of work experiences. Each student must complete a co-op and at least one internship prior to graduation. Through these experiences, students not only gain valuable on-the-job training, but also have unique opportunities to network with, and work alongside, buyers, analysts, product developers and designers. This year, our students are working in diverse roles in some of the top brands in the market for their internships.

Apparel Merchandising Summer Interns

Management Internships:


Alyssa Heter, Kohl’s
Store Management Intern
Milford, Ohio
(Managing a department)

Elise Beaudreau, Banana Republic
Merchandiser & Sales Associate
Howell, MI


Alicia Rex, Ragazza Boutique
Assistant to store owner 
Perrysburg, OH
(Attending a buying trip to Chicago)

Corporate Internships:


Monica Mann, Express corporate office
Columbus, Ohio
Merchandising Intern
(In women’s apparel)

Katie Aufderbeck, Disney College Program
Merchandising Intern
Orlando, Florida


Courtney Yanzsa, Fossil
Product Development
Dallas, Texas

Visual Merchandising Internships:

Hali Zilba, Nordstrom
International Plaza Mall
Tampa, Florida


Jessica Wagenhauser, Ragazza Boutique
Operations Manager
Perrysburg, Ohio

Jorden Williams, Buckle
Sales and management intern
Columbus, Ohio

Photo Stylist Internship:

Mikayla Lepole, Oriental Trading Company
Photo Stylist Intern
Omaha, Nebraska

Bridal Internship:

Claudia Lorenz, Belle Amour Bridal
Bridal Consultant
Toledo, Ohio

Outstanding AMPD students 2017

Updated: 11/07/2018 10:52AM