University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Interior Design 420

Interior Design Internship

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    Week 3:

    By jeshedge
    Jul 13, '15 11:05 PM EST

    This week I worked entirely at CBI, and had my very own paid day off on Friday. On Monday, I started on a window display for the TVA bank by Market Square that will advertise for a new Knoll chair. For this, I picked out fabrics and ordered them. In my down time when I have nothing specific to do, I create spec sheets for furniture for both the Knoxville office as well as the Charlotte office. On Tuesday and Wednesday I spent most of the day doing paperwork for ongoing orders, and I worked with a coworker to learn how to check and inventory the drawings, as well as check orders before they are sent out. These can be lengthy, and are incredibly detailed. Thursday was exciting, due to the fact that I got to go to a project site to see an installation, as well as go to another office to do “field administration.”



    Each year, all employees are required to have a certain number of hours in training. CBI offers these training sessions, and they are considered to be so thorough that dealerships such as Knoll, sends their employees to be trained by CBI on their own products. CBi, on any given project can work with architects and designers, general contractors, developers, and real estate brokers. Along with these working relationships, staff belongs to the Knoxville Chamber (economic division), East Tennessee Industrial Council, East Tennessee Economic Council, the Blount Partnership, and United Way. They are also known for events such as CornKnoll, and working with the Cerebral Palsy Center of Knoxville.



    Meet Nicole.

    Nicole is a project manager in CBi’s Knoxville office. She not only works endlessly to provide solutions for clients, but she also has an unhealthy addiction to donut holes, and playing practical jokes on coworkers, namely, Cassidy.

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