Online Fashion Marketing Talks to Grads
I had the opportunity to speak with two of our online Fashion Marketing students as they prepare for graduation this spring. The online program means you can be flexible with your study habits, work while taking classes, enroll and learn from anywhere in the country or around the world.
Kristina Jones, lives in Chicago, IL, and came to Parsons AAS Fashion Marketing to change her career. With an undergraduate degree in Biology, she knew her passion and interest was really in fashion and retailing. She enjoys the online environment because “online, everyone is forced to participate. I like the dedication and diligence of the professors and classmates. It was at a much higher level than I expected.“ An internship with a Chicago based handbag designer has given her a variety of experiences, from doing a catalog photo shoot, to writing press releases and helping the designer prepare social media strategies. Kristina’s advice to new students is “do not cheat yourself thinking because it’s online it will be easy, be dedicated and determined.”
Rachel Demain surprised herself by learning so much about technology over the course of her studies. “The program is great for busy people. With the initial challenges of time management, it is up to you to get everything done, it takes dedication”. Although Rachel lives in New Jersey, close to Manhattan, she enjoyed taking the program online. Her internships ranged from working Fashion Week with IMG Media, having an Editorial and Styling internship with Brides Magazine and interning in the PR department at Michael Kors. At this point, she is pursuing a position in e-commerce as a result of learning and enjoying technology so much. “Online students bond and form friendships online with classmates, it is great for networking. It is a wonderful chance to be one on one with your professors as well.“
As our Parsons graduates never really leave the Parsons family, we expect to keep in touch with Kristina and Rachel throughout their careers. Congratulations to you both and to all of our Spring 2010 graduating class!
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