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My Most Memorable Moment So Far…

These first six weeks of my internship have flown by faster than ever, and it is already a huge task to pin point one moment that is the most memorable to me. I feel like every day I have been so lucky to experience something amazing while interning as a Merchandising Assistant Intern with Fashion Footwear at Zappos.

After day two of work, I was feeling super homesick and a little nervous in a new city. Fortunately, this feeling didn’t last long due to the wonderful people on my team, and the relationship-building tactics that Zappos lives by. Everyone was incredibly welcoming and encouraging. By the end of day two, I was invited to my first vendor dinner, and had no idea what to expect. So as nervous (and excited) as I could possibly be, I got ready, and went on my way to dine with the vendor and representative from Kork-Ease along with my two managers.

Zappos Interns, Zappos Internship Program, Zappos Intern, Zappos Campus, Zappos Merchandising Inc., Las Vegas StripOur dinner was located at SHe in Crystals at City Center, a restaurant right in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip. It was unbelievably fancy, yet the dinner felt so relaxed; my nerves were alleviated almost immediately once it began. The meeting felt more like a social gathering with friends rather than any type of work gathering. The vendor and his rep were personable, and interested in who I was and what my dreams were. I didn’t even think I was going to get the chance speak! At the end of the meal, our guests even proposed a toast to my success here at Zappos.

It is extremely rewarding to be part of a company that focuses so much on building relationships with both their consumers and vendors. It takes relationships and experiences like mine to maintain such strong bonds with all of the amazing vendors that are working with us at Zappos. It was amazing to be a part of this experience, and I don’t think I could ever find another company that will care nearly as much about their employees or the partnerships. I will also never forget my first vendor dinner!

 

--Kelsey Ferrentino

Merchandise Assistant Intern--Fashion Footwear

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Rock The Strip At Night with Team Challenge

Get fit, make friends and change the lives of others!

If you’ve always wanted to push yourself to the next level by running a half marathon but just never knew where to start, or just waiting for the perfect motivation, Team Challenge is calling your name! Even if you’re already a marathon pro, Team Challenge invites you to the night run of your life!

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Team Challenge is the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America's endurance training and fundraising program.CCFA is also the Official Charity Partner of the Zappos.com Rock n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon!

Through Team Challenge, participants can run or walk a half marathon, train for a cycling event, triathlon or other similar endurance events while helping to find a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that impact 1.4 million Americans.

They are currently recruiting determined runners for the most exciting nighttime running event in the world—on the brightest, most action-packed boulevard in the world: The famous Las Vegas Strip. There will be live bands, fireworks, running Elvis (and who knows what else) on this exciting destination race.

Check out this video featuring Team Challenge runners from last year’s Zappos.com Rock n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon:

Team Challenge offers:

  • Personalized fitness training by an experienced coach for a period of three to four months for all participants.
  • A supportive team to train with each week.
  • Expenses-paid weekend away to the great destination race in glamorous LAS VEGAS!
  • A Team Manager: a dedicated staff person from CCFA who coordinates team events, guides you through fundraising, and is our participants #1 personal cheerleader.

Go to the Team Challenge website to learn more about how YOU can make a difference and experience the most memorable night race of your life!

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Register Now!: Zappos.com Rock n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon 2012

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Is running a marathon or half marathon on your bucket list?  Are you looking for a race that’s full of bright lights, excitement and memorable sights and sounds? The Zappos.com Rock n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon is the race you’ve been looking for!

NOW is the time to register before the registration fees go up September 4th.

Now get out there and start training! CLICK HERE for more info..

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Zappos "The Art of Style" inside P3 Studio

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As Las Vegas residents, a lot of us Zapponians are huge fans of The Cosmoplitan because of its cool vibe and luxe gathering spaces like the Chandelier Bar and the Boulevard Pool. So it’s really exciting for us to partner with The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas to experiment with a pop-up store/art installation concept inside its P3 Studio—a space normally reserved for funky art and performance artists.

From now until October 31st, Zappos is taking over the P3 Studio space with a gallery-like exhibit showcasing some of our categories in clothing, shoes and accessories. From fashion to running to outdoor, our talented and creative designers worked very hard to tell an artistic story through the many products Zappos.com offers.

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If you’re in Vegas, make sure to stop by and check out our space, redeem your Zappos Gift Card or simply shop the iPad® kiosk located inside the studio!

P.S. While you’re at it, there are tons of awesome restaurants located on the same floor as the studio including a certain “secret” pizza joint. If you don’t know what/where that is…just ask!

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Style and art collide in the Zappos.com P3 Studio exhibit/pop-up store.

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Zappos.com Rock n' Roll Marathon Registration Now Open!

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Registration is now open for the Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon. This is YOUR chance to experience Vegas like never before!

Don’t miss out - CLICK HERE to register today!

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2nd Annual Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon

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The second annual Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon, to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, was held on Sunday, December 5th on the world famous Las Vegas Strip. The entire ½ marathon course as well as the first 12.6 miles of the full marathon course was on the Las Vegas Strip so runners could enjoy the excitement of the Strip, including watching live coverage of the race unfolding on the hotel marquees as they passed by.

The inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll race in Las Vegas Marathon took place December 6, 2009, and sold out with more than 28,000 registered runners descending on Las Vegas from all 50 states and 39 countries. This year’s race drew 28,700 participants with over 250 Zappos Family volunteers and 100 Zappos Family runners. Running Elvises, nuns, Santas, Simpsons, cavemen and much more enjoyed music from live bands and local high school cheerleaders every couple miles throughout the race and a celebration concert with rock n’ roll bad boy Brett Michaels at the finish line.

This year’s Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Health & Fitness Expo presented by Power Balance was held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center throughout the weekend.  The Expo featured the latest health and nutrition information with a variety of products for sale and sample as well as offer free fitness related clinics. Check out the video below and make sure you run with us next year at the third annual annual Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon:

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Run Center Brought to You by Zappos.com

The Competitor Group put together this awesome video to recap the events of last week's 2010 Zappos.com Las Vegas Rock N Roll Marathon. Check it out!