Colleen McDermott

Colleen McDermott is a senior from Monroe, Connecticut. She is a Fashion Merchandising major with dual concentrations in Business and Product Development. 

What has been your favorite part about Marist over these four years?
My favorite part has been all of the amazing people that I have met. From professors to peers, everyone I have met has been wonderful. The connections that I have made here will last a lifetime and have shaped who I am as a person. 

Where do you see yourself headed after graduation?
Hopefully to somewhere in the fashion industry! As long as I’m working with or close to fashion I will be happy. Ideally, I will get a product development job in New York City. And once I establish some connections, I hope to help other Marist students get fashion jobs. 

What is one piece of advice that you would give to an incoming freshman?
Study abroad! I went to London for the fall semester of my junior year and it was the best time of my life. You get to live in, and therefore fully experience, another country. You need to start thinking about where you want to go early. Consider what is best for your major and for what you personally want. But getting to live abroad and travel are some of the most amazing experiences you could ever have. 


Written by Adriana Belmonte '17

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Profile Type: Alumni
Major: Fashion Merchandising
Academic School: Communication and the Arts
Campus: New York