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Meet Rachel, Strategic Partnerships Intern from ZALORA Malaysia 09 Jun 2023

Hi there, I'm Rachel, a Strategic Partnerships Intern at ZALORA, and I'm excited to share my experience with you!

My interests and passions revolve around fashion, sports, and travel. Being able to combine these passions with my work at ZALORA is truly amazing.

A day in the life at ZALORA as an intern is filled with unique opportunities and exposure to various domains. I get to learn and explore different aspects of the business, which makes this experience invaluable and exciting. One thing that many people may not know about my job is that as an intern, I have the chance to collaborate with both internal teams and external stakeholders, including partners. This not only helps me build my professional network but also exposes me to a diverse group of individuals with different backgrounds and experiences.

Finding meaning and fulfilment in my work is essential to me. I actively seek out challenging tasks that allow me to learn and grow. I also maintain a growth mindset and stay positive, which helps me find joy and purpose in what I do. One of the things I love most about being part of the ZALORA team is the benefits, especially the snacks in the office. It's the little things that create a positive and enjoyable work environment.

Speaking of the work environment, ZALORA fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion. The employees here are not only friendly but also genuinely helpful, always encouraging and supporting one another. It truly feels like being part of a team-oriented family. ZALORA also provides flexibility in work arrangements, including remote work options, which greatly improves work-life balance. This flexibility allows me to manage my time effectively and adapt to different situations.

In terms of opportunities and support, ZALORA has been fantastic. The company prioritizes training and development, giving employees the chance to expand their skill sets and take on new challenges. As an intern, I've had numerous opportunities to enhance my skills and grow both personally and professionally. During my time at ZALORA, I've learned valuable skills such as time management and communication, which will undoubtedly benefit me in my future endeavors.

What motivated me to apply to ZALORA was the perfect alignment between my passion for fashion and the booming e-commerce industry. Fashion is all about innovation and staying on top of the latest trends, and e-commerce offers endless possibilities. ZALORA's dynamic and innovative approach made it the perfect fit for my goals and aspirations.

One memorable experience I've had at ZALORA was successfully onboarding a seller on the platform. It was a collaborative effort, and the sense of achievement and growth I felt from that experience was incredible.

If I were to give advice to a new intern at ZALORA, I would say, “Always be open-minded and willing to try new things. Step outside of your comfort zone and embrace the opportunities that come your way. This is your chance to learn, grow, and make a lasting impact.”

I'm grateful for the amazing journey I've had so far at ZALORA, and I'm excited to continue learning and contributing to this dynamic company!