I was enrolled in STEP last summer. Can I participate again?
Yes! And we encourage students to! In fact, if you are as excited about STEP as we are and are still a full time student, we invite you to reapply in April or May and earn the Welcome Back Bonus to help get your business back on track for the summer! Did you graduate in 2012? Let us help jumpstart your career! We invite you to enjoy one more summer with us enrolled with the support of STEP. Re-submit an application in April or May at www.stelladotintern.com with a valid .edu email address and your Stella & Dot ID and we will reward you with $150 in Product Credits for your first 2 Qualified Trunk Shows booked and held in your first 30 days.
Blair Temple, Texas A&M University
Tell me about a day in the life of a Student Stylist...
- Engaging in online marketing and in person prospecting to book Trunk Shows
- Styling Trunk Show guests and selling jewelry
- Entering customer orders and following up to offer stellar customer service
- Setting goals, tracking and reviewing weekly efforts with your mentor and home office
- Online learning to develop skills in time management, merchandising, public speaking, and more
Though the program contains no fixed schedules, summer applicants who commit to 20 flexible hours per week for a 10-week period will be set up for success. This translates to a goal of 2 Trunk Shows per week, and $25,000 as a total summer sales goal, adding in person-to-person and online sales. This will maximize your learning and earning- $7,500 for 10 weeks of part time work based on personal sales only. You may choose to work and earn more via personal sales and by sponsoring other team members. You can more than double your earnings by sponsoring a team of other Student Stylists.
Laura Webb, The Boston Conservatory
What happens after the summer?
At summer's end, you can continue your business with any time commitment you choose. You may choose to sell online only, be the go-to campus source for sorority charms and Mother's Day gifts, or continue to throw Trunk Shows. It's your business, and it's up to you.
Kelly Parker, University of Iowa
Am I selling to other college students, or to my parents' generation?
There are price points and styles that appeal to college students, mothers, grandmothers, and everyone in between. While you're on campus, your friends will love purchasing the sorority charms, layering bracelets, and more. You can book Trunk Shows with friends, your friends' parents, your parents' friends, neighbors, and your broader community. You will need to create a target list of 60+ people to approach to secure 4-6 solid Trunk Show dates. You'll be trained on how to share information about your internship and confidently book Trunk Shows. As with any type of business, Stylists and Student Stylists get started with people they know. Through training, Stylists learn how to get referrals (a key element of any business transaction). This is how you quickly grow beyond friends and family within a few weeks. The training methods are proven effective by the 20,000 plus Stylists that already run a Stella & Dot business.
Allie Mackie, Kennesaw State University
How much free jewelry can I really earn?
I earned $1,000 in my first 100 days! I was amazed. I saved up these credits to add new styles to my display when they were introduced a few weeks after I joined. I also used some of my free jewelry credits to donate an item to a school auction to build brand awareness for my business. Plus, because I was the hostess of one of my first Trunk Shows, I was able to add on another $300!
Youmi Bang, University of CA, Berkeley