Hi guys! I am Kristy McInnis, the style and content intern at Sseko for the summer! I wanted to give you guys 10 tips to rock your summer internship!
Do research on the company
We know by now you have stalked the company’s social media and are back in 2011’s on Instagram, but what is most important is researching the company through their website. Take time to fill your brain with their mottos because for the next few months you will eat, sleep and breathe them. They are what the company was founded on, so take notes! It’s even more important to know the company’s story so you know that you are contributing correctly to their image. Sseko has a special story that they try to incorporate into every aspect of their company, and keeping that in the back of my head through all of the other moving parts keeps me humble.
This year, Sseko is turning 7 and we have a lot of amazing things to celebrate! Seven years ago, Sseko began as a way to generate income for talented young women to continue on to university. To date, we employ 50 women in Uganda and have enabled 71 incredible girls to continue on to University.
There is no doubt that this year has been one of the best ones in Sseko’s history. Today, we are celebrating by looking back on 7 highlights from the past year.
Say yes to adventure.
Do things that scare you.
The walls in the chic urban office that is home to Sseko Designs are plastered with these phrases, as a constant reminder of this company’s roots. Really, the office is a manifestation of what can happen if you live by these laws: if you do say yes to adventure, if you do things that scare you…which makes me think about the things that scare me.
Sseko’s favorite competition of the year-10 Ways 10 Days- has just rounded up! From June 21st-30th we styled our ribbon sandals a different way each day, and we asked you to do the same! We are so excited to share with you some of our favorite styles from the past 10 days.
From whale watching to an afternoon spent amongst the best of local cheeses, the Oregon coast has something to offer every traveler! We love any chance we get to brag about our beloved PNW (visit us in Portland!) and couldn’t help but put together a guide to traveling the coast. Here are some of our favorite places to visit, travel tips and must-sees for your next trip to the Oregon Coast!
Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City, OR – a must-see!
Summer is an exciting time for Team Sseko because we get to welcome a new group of incredible people to the family. We’re so excited to introduce the newest members of the Sseko team, the Summer 2016 interns! These four inspiring ladies are working hard and are determined to make this the best summer yet at Sseko HQ.
We’ve asked the interns to answer a few fun questions in order to get to know them a little more. Without further ado, please welcome the Summer 2o16 Interns!
Name, Hometown, & Sseko Role: Kristy McInnis || Oregon City || Style and Content Intern
University & Major: Oregon State University || Merchandising Management and Business Entrepreneurship
Bio: Hello, party people! I am Kristina McInnis (my friends call me Kristy), and I enjoy long, romantic walks to the fridge. You can find me in any local trendy coffee shop or blogging for my latest article for College Fashionista. Being a foodie, Portland is home to a plethora of tasty restaurants such as Garden Bar–for that one day a month I want to pretend I am on a diet–or cafe Broader, which is perfect for brunch on those sluggish Sunday mornings.
What part of the Sseko Manifesto resonates most with you and why? I like “Surround yourself with people who believe the best in you”. I am a big believer in being the cheerleader for my friends and family. It’s important to have that feeling of support from the ones you love when you’re out chasing your dreams.
Describe your summer style : My current summer style is about as bipolar as the Oregon weather! I am up-to-date on all the latest trends and styles. Right now, I am all over anything “blush” colored or metallic because they look amazing on all skin tones.
Favorite Sseko Product: I am head-over-heels (or sandals in this case) for Ssekos Crossover Slides in metallic gold and silver. They will be coming home with me shortly!
As Americans, we’ve always been intrigued by the idea of Cuba—this forbidden land, rich in history and culture. Can you imagine what it would be like to actually travel there? Earlier year, Ben + Liz of the Sseko team got to visit Havana with their friends Caroline + Jayden. We asked Caroline to put together a Travel Guide to Havana, Cuba for us, so we could share all the stories, travel tips and must-do’s with you! We’ll let Caroline take it from here….
Thamarr Guerrier is a Jacksonville, Florida based nurse by day & a full time fashion-loving positive body advocate. We adore her feminine style and the way she uses her blog, Musings of a Curvy Lady, as a space for advocacy and style inspiration! We believe she is the embodiment of Sseko bravery and we couldn’t wait to share more about her with you!
It’s that time of year again! Another class of students is graduating, and getting ready to embark on a new journey! Is there a young woman in your life that’s graduating this season? If you’re looking for the perfect gift to say congratulations, we’re here to help! We carefully curated this Graduation Gift Guide below, including all of our top picks for the graduates in our lives.
1. Ribbon Sandals
Every Sseko ribbon sandal is made by a young woman who is working towards university in Uganda, and each purchase directly helps her to continue her education. What better gift to give your graduate than one that helps another girl pursue her dreams, too? (Plus, what college student doesn’t want a pair of these strappy beauties?)