First and foremost, here’s a little advice for those of you who plan to study abroad. DO NOT room with people who have a completely opposite schedule than you! For the week in Amsterdam, I decided to room with students who weren’t necessarily in my class so that I could branch out and get to know a variety of people. It turns out that when I’m awake and getting ready for my morning, they are sleeping and struggling to ignore me. When I’m headed to bed and trying to get ready for a 6:30am wake up call, they are up and wired!
|My pass to tour the RELX Group company|
|The manager of Flevo Dancewear and I|
Immediately after the company visit, off to the field I went! Another interview goes down into the books of my dance marketing research. It took a while to find this one though. Public transportation in Amsterdam is soooo much harder to use than the metro! We ended up just having to make a good 30-minute walk. Upon my visit, I was able to talk with the manager of the store for a few minutes, and one of the questions that I asked her was, “Who do you compete with in the area?” I am so glad that I asked this question, because her answer was, “We used to compete with a store called Papillon, but now they’re bankrupt!” How ironic is it that our next stop was going to be to visit that very store. She definitely saved me from a wasted 35 minute walking trip. lol