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Fashion Insider: The Best Career Tips from Industry Experts

Looking to build a career in fashion? Want to network with pros from NY’s biggest companies? Join us for our full day FindSpark Fashion Conference in partnership with LIM College and meet reps from Latina Media Ventures, Macy’s, NYLON, L’Oreal, ShopStyle, Calvin Klein, NBCUniversal, and more — including keynote speaker Lauren Chan from Glamour! Learn more and get your tickets here: findspark.com/fashionconference


Fashion is more than runway shows and designer clothes. The industry is booming with creative publications, designers, brand representatives, merchandisers, PR coordinators, marketing and social media professionals, and more.

Looking for an internship or job in this lively industry? We checked in with fashion pros from NYC’s top companies for tips on paving your own career path, staying resilient, and never giving up on your dream career in fashion.

Lauren Chan
Fashion Features Editor
Glamour

Lauren’s tip: “Find ways around the ‘no’s.'”

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Justin Mahmud
Fashion Marketing Recruiter, Executive Talent Acquisition
Macy’s

Justin’s tip: “Don’t let anyone tell you there is a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ path to success. Everyone’s journey is different.”

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Alechia Reese
Strategic Marketing Director
Daya by Zendaya

Alechia’s tip: “Learn early that life is a relationship game. To truly win, learn to play it well.”

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Leigh Ray
Blogger-in-Chief & Owner
Pink Vintage Heart Inc.

Leigh’s tip:“Do what you love and love what you do!”

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Veronika Harbick
Co-founder & CEO
Thursday Finest

Veronika’s tip:“Match your interests to the white space opportunities.”

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Avani Patel
Senior Founder & CEO
TrendSeeder

Avani’s tip: “There’s no exact formula to get where you want in your career.”

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Hilary Sloan
Director of Business Development
ShopStyle

Hilary’s tip: “Take time to visualize what success means to you every single day.”

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Shira Galler
Director Senior Outreach Manger
Wix

Shira’s tip: “Never give up!”

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Gisela Aydin
Supervising Producer – Oxygen Media
NBCUniversal, Inc.

Gisela’s tip: “Building relationships is everything.”

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Tiffany Aita
Merchandising Manager
Joe Fresh

Tiffany’s tip: “Be approachable and treat everyone with respect—you never know who may end up being a colleague or boss one day.”

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Nataliya Makulova
Technical Project Manager
SPRING

Nataliya’s tip: “Always have a side hustle.”

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Kathleen Elie
Editor-In- Chic
ConsciousNChic.com

Kathleen’s tip: “Decide what you want to do and make sure you love it!”

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The business of fashion is an exhilarating, fast-paced field offering hundreds of dazzling career options. Located in New York City, the fashion capital of the world, LIM College prepares students for exciting careers in every aspect of the fashion industry.

 

 


Looking to build a career in fashion? Want to network with pros from NY’s biggest companies? Join us for our full day FindSpark Fashion Conference in partnership with LIM College and meet reps from Latina Media Ventures, Macy’s, NYLON, L’Oreal, ShopStyle, Calvin Klein, NBCUniversal, and more — including keynote speaker Lauren Chan from Glamour! Learn more and get your tickets here: findspark.com/fashionconference

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