Fashion Internship Profiles


Britt
Hello! My name is Britt and I am currently a junior studying abroad in London in the FIE program. This past summer I had the wonderful opportunity to be a buying intern at DKNY in Manhattan...
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Hello! My name is Britt and I am currently a junior studying abroad in London in the FIE program. This past summer I had the wonderful opportunity to be a buying intern at DKNY in Manhattan. My tasks included creating assortment sheets, product knowledge packets, checking in future merchandise, running errands to pick up accessories, and create receipt logs for what merchandise is sold each week. I would without a doubt say the fashion program at Marist helped me in my internship, not only with the classes I’ve taken, but how to act in a corporate setting. All the classes I have taken definitely were incorporated at DKNY- first off by knowing what textiles are used to make the merchandise; merchandising planning and control helped me with mark ups and mark downs, cost and retail prices; who their actual demographic is and who they market to. Taking the fashion internship course over the summer helped me with my internship because it let me know how I have improved with my powerpoint and excel skills, how to form a relationship with my supervisor, and how to make connections for the future. My piece of advice for students who want to work and intern in the fashion industry to make your self stand out- make the effort to take on tasks, come in early or late when needed, and be a leader instead of a follower. I could not have asked for a better internship, with better supervisors and because of my experience, I now know what division of the fashion industry I picture myself working in.

Dale Mauri
My name is Dale and I am a senior Fashion Merchandising major. This past summer I interned at LDJ Productions, a full-service event management and production company that primarily works with Fortune 500 companies and other industry leaders...
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My name is Dale and I am a senior Fashion Merchandising major. This past summer I interned at LDJ Productions, a full-service event management and production company that primarily works with Fortune 500 companies and other industry leaders. For the level and quality of work LDJ Productions executes, the company is surprisingly small with only around fifteen full-time employees. Because of this I was able to learn so much by being exposed to every project being worked on in the office, even if not directly involved. My main tasks as an intern included sourcing decor and rental equipment for various events, researching/booking flights, hotels and venues, and updating event spreadsheets and schedules. I felt especially prepared for this internship because of my involvement in Marist's Fashion Show Production course over the past two years. This course provided me with the hands on experience to further my abilities in event planning specifics such as sourcing and ordering items, building relationships with vendors, and creating time schedules, to everyday skills such as efficient and effective interpersonal communication (e-mail, phone, etc.), time management and problem solving. It was through Fashion Show Production that I gained the confidence needed to succeed in a professional work environment.

Marissa
My name is Marrisa and I am currently a Senior Design major.This past summer, I worked in Design at J. Mendel with the Fur Department under the Director of Fur. During my time there, I assisted in any and all aspects of completing samples...
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My name is Marrisa and I am currently a Senior Design major.This past summer, I worked in Design at J. Mendel with the Fur Department under the Director of Fur. During my time there, I assisted in any and all aspects of completing samples. This included handling expensive fur and leather materials,researching/designing/developing/creating textile manipulations,assisting patternmakers in drafting/duplicating/adjusting patterns,draping initial silhouettes, sketching/rendering, and organized boards for design meetings. This was an extremely hands on position and I needed to utilize all of my patternmaking, draping, textile,and design knowledge that I have developed in my previous three years at Marist College in order to be successful at this internship. It was a fast paced environment, but I felt comfortable and confident in my abilities to step up and work along side the team. I was able to see and learn how luxury brands develop collections from initial concept to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015, to which I was actually able to attend!

Samantha
Interning at BCBGMAXAZRIA, and working directly with the Herve Leger sales team, has provided me with a remarkable experience and has prepared me for a career in sales.I helped prepare the sales executives for their market appointments by organizing the showroom, dressing the mannequins, and creating updated line sheets on PowerPoint...
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Samantha, Senior 2015 Interning at BCBGMAXAZRIA, and working directly with the Herve Leger sales team, has provided me with a remarkable experience and has prepared me for a career in sales.I helped prepare the sales executives for their market appointments by organizing the showroom, dressing the mannequins, and creating updated line sheets on PowerPoint. I was in charge of updating a Class Selling document on Excel,which kept track of what merchandise had been sold, or what was still on hand, at major retailers such as Saks, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. A great deal of my work was done using Microsoft Excel,which Marist College prepared me for.Once the Class Selling document was complete each week, I would determine the five best sellers, which were presented to the President of Sales and Development. My merchandising classes at Marist College,such as Merchandise Planning and Control, prepared me to use different mathematical equations to understand how Herve Leger determines their mark-ups and the significance of the data on their Class Selling documents.The feedback from my supervisors helped me grow and allowed me to recognize my strengths and weaknesses. The atmosphere in the office was pleasant, and the employees were very enjoyable to work with.Overall,I gained beneficial experience working with Herve Leger,and built relationships with great people in my field of interest!

Johnson
I am currently a junior at Marist College, majoring in Fashion Design and minoring in Fashion Merchandising. This past summer, I interned in the design department of T Tahari by Elie Tahari...
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I am currently a junior at Marist College, majoring in Fashion Design and minoring in Fashion Merchandising. This past summer, I interned in the design department of T Tahari by Elie Tahari. At my internship, I worked with the assistant and head designer to complete the Pre-Spring ‘14/’15 collection and start the Spring ‘15 collection. Between keeping the team organized, communicating with mills, making tech packs, and even sketching flats, I was able to be involved in so many aspects of the design process. I wouldn’t have been able to complete my tasks without the knowledge I’ve gained in my two years at Marist, especially what I’ve learned from Textiles, Studio Techniques, and the construction aspects I’ve learned from my sophomore year design classes. The most rewarding aspect of my internship experience was definitely the relationships I formed with other interns and employees. It was great to receive feedback, advice, and first-hand information about the industry I will soon enter.