Today is a very bittersweet day at STIK HQ - our time with our amazing, Northeastern Co-Op, Clem, is coming to an end. Clem joined us back in July as STIK’s first co-op (ever!), and since that time, she has become an integral part of our team.
Clem has worked on several very important projects for us, and she has seen each of them through successfully and with a smile on her face. If you’ve placed an order with us, contacted our customer service, or received a Pick of the Week email, you’ve interacted with Clem in one way or another. She also helped spearhead our VIP program and has helped style three different photoshoots for us.
Clem has been so incredibly important to our success this year, but what we will all miss most is her positive attitude and fearless approach to any and everything we’ve asked her to do. Clem is originally from France, and English is not her first language - but that has not held her back in the least. She’s tackled every project we’ve put in front of her, and has been so much fun to work with.
We are so thankful to Clem for all of her hard work, and we are really going to miss her at STIK HQ. Before she heads out, we wanted to give Clem a chance to share a bit about her experience - so we’ll let Clem have the last word :)
How did you like working at STIK?
I’ve loved working here. It’s so much fun working with a team that you love and with people that are willing to help and guide you along the way. I’ve loved being able to work in so many different departments and on so many different projects. It’s been such a fun time, and I’ve learned a lot. I’ve worked on so many different things - photoshoots, customer service, emails, fulfillment, but being with this team is what I’m really thankful for.
What was your favorite project?
I loved putting together the VIP boxes. It was cool because we were free to do anything we wanted, with very few restrictions. All of our ideas were taken seriously, and I felt the freedom to think creatively. It was so great to see the responses from those customers and the impact it had on them. I loved doing that.
What was your favorite day at the STIK office?
I loved the photoshoots. We did a two day photoshoot at Hive Studio with models and flat lays. It was my first experience doing this, and it’s so impressive to see that for the first time. You never think about the process of taking photos that you see online, so it was really fun to style and be behind the scenes. I never thought I would experience that, so it was really exciting.
The other day was the photoshoot that we participated in. I never thought I would be a model - it was a really fun day, especially with the kids!
What are you going to miss most about STIK
The team obviously. We have so much fun in the office. I’ve loved being in the loop on the projects and seeing goals through too. But the team is number 1.
What are your parting thoughts?
I’ve really loved working here. It’s my first time working on a small team, and compared to my previous co op, it’s been so different and so much fun. I’m 100% sure that I want to work with a smaller team in the future. I’ve learned that it really matters to work with people you like. The team is such a big part of STIK, and it’s been so nice to be part of it.
I’ve enjoyed the process of preparing for the winter season - all of our launches for the winter and now fulfilling orders and responding to customers. Being in the middle of the rush and busyness has been really exciting. Every week in the fall and winter has been different, and that’s been really great. There is nothing repetitive about being here. I’ve never been bored!
I want to thank the STIK team for trusting me as your first co op. I’ve never felt so empowered in other roles that I’ve had. Everyone trusted me and let me do my stuff, and that’s meant a lot to me. I’m so glad that I’ve met this group, and this experience has set me down an exciting path for what I want to do in the future.