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Behind the Scenes: A Day at APOTHEKE


In our magazine series, Hoppin will take you behind-the-scenes of a variety of careers and workspaces with select Hoppin hosts and shadowers. In this article, born out of a recent job shadowing experience at APOTHEKE, we give you a glimpse of a day in the life of a founder building a luxury home fragrance brand.

This is where Ko Im comes in. Ko has always been curious about working in the aromatherapy space and has been a longtime fan of APOTHEKE. Using the Hoppin platform Ko booked a full day job shadowing experience with Founder, Chrissy Fichtl. Read more about her and her Hoppin experience below.

All About Ko

  • Name: Ko Im

  • Location: New York, NY

  • Bio: Award winning storyteller. Lifestyle expert. Leading by example.

Where can we find you?

Walking into a coffee shop.

Where'd you get your start?

Penn Annenberg then Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Yoga and Meditation for life.

What's one thing you know to be true?

Love is everywhere. #truth

One word your friends would use to describe you?


The Hoppin Experience

What are you currently working on?

Different forms of writing and storytelling as well as personal and professional exploration.

What are you looking to do?

Walk the walk.

Why did you decide to shadow at APOTHEKE?

The company seemed really interesting to me because I love aromatherapy and have heard wonderful things about the founder.

What excited you about shadowing?

Who doesn't want to get hands-on experience in a beautifully aromatic environment and chat about process and building a brand?

What surprised you during your time at APOTHEKE?

I was surprised to learn that everything is still handcrafted with care in Brooklyn.

What did you do during the experience?

During my Hoppin experience we worked on soap pouring, candlewicking and packaging, plus talking shop. I was able to see how hands on things are and how the business operates from the inside out. This experience made me realize that small businesses are run like a working family.

What's your biggest takeaway?

You can find success and you can have dreams.

At Hoppin, we believe in a connected world, where people’s skills and passions are maximized in longer, happier careers. Hoppin is on a mission to open doors and minds through our curated job shadowing experiences.

Photos by Magda Zofia

updated on Tuesday September 2nd

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