Stacey Statham scored a job she loves. A May 2010 ECU merchandising graduate, Stacey is now a sales and design consultant with Furnitureland South, in Jamestown, N.C. At Furnitureland South, Stacey assists clients with their furniture and accessory selections and offers services and advice on interiors. “I attend trainings offered by manufacturers on a weekly basis and visit the furniture market in High Point regularly. Staying knowledgeable about what’s going on in the marketplace directly affects my clients’ experience when working with me,” says Stacey.
Stacey advises current merchandising students to soak up all of the knowledge they can while still in school. “Never think that the work professors give you is useless busy work,”
Stacey says. “I use the knowledge I gained at ECU on a daily basis at Furnitureland South.”