Interning at Maine’s Iconic Store — In Japan

STASIW_LLBEAN_062514-5Greg Stasiw ’15 has a paid internship this summer with L.L.Bean, working for its inventory team. This seems a normal enough job for a college student in Maine — until you learn that he’s based in Tokyo.

L.L. Bean, which has had its headquarters in Freeport, Maine, for 102 years, expanded into Japan in 1992 and now has 19 stores throughout the country. This is the first summer the outdoor retailer has hired a Bowdoin intern to work in one of its Japanese branches. Read the full story.


  1. Bob Spencer'60 says:

    If I am correct Chris Wilson,a Bowdoin grad, had something to do with getting L L Bean’s presence in Japan.

  2. PETER H DRAGONAS "59 says:

    Maybe a semester exchange program in Finance, Sponsored by L.L. Bean could be worked out. The Pacific Rim Programs, developed by Prof. Drobnick at the Marshall School of Business could help in do this. He is Dean Emeritus of MBS at the University of Southern California and developed the Pacific Rim Program. There are over forty universities, colleges and institutes involved. Thr new description is “Trans Pacific Business”. All of Bowdoin is welcomed there. I met with him in November to renew our friend ship. An individua and consummate educator.

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