Having experience in the Visual Merchandising field is very important when getting hired for a full-time position. While studying at LIM College, students are encouraged to gain as much work experience as possible prior to graduating.
LIM College offers a number of ways, including internships and volunteer opportunities, to help students add to their resumes and make meaningful connections in the industry. Following are a few ways in which an LIM student can gain Visual Merchandising experience prior to graduating:
Working in a retail store: During my freshman year at LIM, I took a part-time retail job at the Oakley store in my local mall. While working at Oakley, I learned that Visual Merchandising was going to be my future career path. I learned the importance of product placement and window displays. I also learned that it’s the small things that matter the most in visual displays, such as keeping them clean, neat and relevant to the customer. I think that it is important for any Visual Merchandiser to have retail experience so that they can learn how people shop and the effects of visual displays.
A visual display similar to the ones I maintained while working for Oakley