Upper school students in grades eleven and twelve have the opportunity to participate in an externship program. Students who take part in this program visit local businesses to gain knowledge related to a specific field or trade throughout a semester. This is a wonderful chance for students to make important life decisions about what careers they would potentially like to explore in more depth.
With over 900,000 square feet of showroom and twelve buildings, Green Front Furniture’s flagship store located in Farmville, VA is the interior designer’s dream! Green Front Furniture offers rugs, furniture, and accessories from around the world. Green Front has served the Farmville community for years, facilitating in the advancement and growth of our rural town.
Senior, Meredith Schmidt, began her externship this semester with Ashley Cooper, associate at Green Front Furniture. Meredith collaborates with Ashley twice a week, working in the showroom and gaining unsurpassable knowledge in the field of interior design. She has learned about types of fabrics, leather, and styles of rugs, and furniture, all while familiarizing herself with manufacturers, companies, and suppliers. Meredith has met numerous Green Front employees and explored the vast square footage of Green Front’s numerous buildings. While Meredith has not made a final college decision, she is currently visiting several college campuses that offer an interior design program, such as High Point University. Meredith looks forward to furthering her knowledge about interior design through her externship experience. Best wishes, Meredith!