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Work Project Internships: Important Fashion Industry Experience

posted by LIM College staff Staff Profiles Desktops & Documents mfinnin My Documents My Pictures Website images buckler resized 600One of the absolute best parts of LIM College is our focus on internships and job experience. During the Fall semester of both the freshman and sophomore years, students are required to get an internship. The first year it is in retail and the second year it can be in a corporate setting.

Luckily, the LIM College Center for Career Development has hundreds of connections to the industry and has a lot of experience helping students find Work Project I and Work Project II internships. Finding a Work Project assignment can be stressful sometimes, but with the right preparation and thought it can be an easy process.

Last spring I had the opportunity to work at Andrew Buckler’s Fall 2010 Menswear fashion show in Chelsea. After this show ended I was invited to help with their Spring 2011 show at Lincoln Center. During this time I was looking for a Work Project II spot, so I asked their in-house press relations person if I could have an internship there during the holidays, and he said yes.

Although no one at LIM had ever done a Work Project at Buckler, it wasn’t a difficult thing to get them into the system, and in the process it creates another connection for future students to utilize.

The Work Project II internship is used to create an understanding of the corporate side of the fashion industry and to relate the things you learn in your Management class to your internship. This experience is so important during school and after you graduate, and this is one of the main reasons I chose to come to LIM College. When you graduate from here you leave with a better resume than 90% of other graduates -- and even people that have been working for a few years.

I am looking forward to my Work Project II internship and I know I am going to learn a lot.

Topics: fashion industry, fashion internships