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28-01-2012
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Hey guys! I'm studying in a business school and for my first internship I've received a positive response from Max Mara. I need your advices because I don't know the brand very well... Do you think it's a good step to work in the fashion industry?

A lot of students in my school don't really care about their internship, but I'm obsessed with it!

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Yes ... any internship is helpful. And if you want to get into fashion, it's essential to start to make connections with people who can refer you to job openings ... or actually hire you when you graduate.

But You didn't say what the internship was for ... what department.

For example, if you are studying business, are you looking into going into the business side of fashion? Retail management, marketing, merchandising? If so, working in the appropriate and corresponding department will be the most help. So ... if it's retail ... then working in a store assising the store manager would be very helpful. If you are going into fashion merchandising, then working with the merchandiser (usually at the home office) or at least one of their buyers or their visual merchandiser ( who usualy work under the merchandiser) would be very helpful. if you are wanting to get into fashon design ... then working in the design studio would work the best.

So it's less about which fashion company ... it's more about which department and who you will be working for that will determine how much the internship supports your career goals.

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I'll be in the store, my tasks are to advise the customers and to support the manager. I guess it's retail management... But I hope to see more, that would help me to choose in what department I want to work.
Thanks for your answer!

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Does anyone know of any magazines that offer paid internships for editorial layout/production in NYC? I am a current graphic design student in D.C right now and while a lot of internships in fields are unpaid, more and more graphic design internships are starting to become paid ones because of the nature of the work an intern does. I know there are paid internships here in D.C, but I'm wondering if there are any magazines that do the same in NYC, especially for the summer.

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Hey everyone! I plan to intern in NYC this summer, but I will have to commute from Philadelphia. I'm just wondering if this will hurt my chances of getting an internship and should I let the hiring manager know that I will be commuting? I'm graduating from college in May and plan to move to NYC next year. I just need to get my foot in the door.

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Don't lie ... but don't offer the information if they don't ask. As long as you are sure you can get there and do the job ... it shouldn't matter.

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Hey everyone! I plan to intern in NYC this summer, but I will have to commute from Philadelphia. I'm just wondering if this will hurt my chances of getting an internship and should I let the hiring manager know that I will be commuting? I'm graduating from college in May and plan to move to NYC next year. I just need to get my foot in the door.
I interned in NYC for two semesters and lived in a suburb of Philadelphia--I took the Greyhound. It was about a 2-hr commute to the city. Anyway, my address was on my cover letter so they always inquired in the interview, but it was never a problem. In fact, all of my supervisors liked that I was willing to do the commute for the opportunity. They knew I would work hard.

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So it's looking like I'm not going to be able to do an internship this summer if I want to graduate on time (gotta hit up those community college courses); what are the odds of scoring a fashion internship post graduation? I go to school in the middle of nowhere and am not getting the most marketable degree in the world (English); fall fashion internships are impossible. If getting a post graduation internship isn't possible, can you break into fashion PR without an internship? At this point, is there such a thing as an "entry level" position that isn't an internship? So stressful!

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Biggest problem with a post graduation internship (If you are in the US ... it's different in other countries) is that they usually have a requirement that your unpaid internship must carry college credits (it's required under our labor laws ... or they have to pay you). So start with your college counselor and see if they can help you with that ... maybe they have a post grad intern program? Or ... maybe you could delay your graduation, to get the internship in?

Fashion PR is a highly competitive field, so I'm thinking that they would not want pay an intern ... because I'm sure they have more than enough college students as applicants.

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BetteT and LUXXX thanks for the advice!

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Wondering.......After graduation I plan on going to a community college that offers fashion merchandising....I am curious does going to a community college (nota reputable "fashion school" ) hinder my chances of getting an internship??

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Are any internships, good internships?

I was offered a chance to do a (clothing construction) internship at a "lower end" sports brand (ex. Volcom, Billabong, Hurley... it's one of those, I just don't want to point out and "bad-mouth" one brand)... Anyways, I was wondering if it would be advantageous or disadvantageous (or no effect at all) on my resume once I try to apply for my dream internship at Alexander McQueen or Givenchy?

Thanks. Any and all opinions and advice would be greatly appreciated.

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^Oh! I forgot to put that it would be my first internship.

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Does anyone know any publications that do internships for under 18's in the UK? My friend wants to be a fashion editor and I've asked Vogue, Lula & Wonderland but none of em take applicants under 18 and without a degree some-sort?

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This thread would be incredibly helpful if people came to comment on peoples questions :/ Would anybody like to answer my question?? :p

Menace:I think experiance is experiance, and I doubt they would look down upon you. But I am just assuming here

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