ITFI Networking

The Power of Networking:
A Personal Lesson

Networking for the Fashion Professional

APPLE PODCASTS ⠀⠀⠀SPOTIFY ⠀⠀⠀ AMAZON MUSIC What if I told you that it’s possible to land your dream job…by just putting yourself out there? It’s true – I’m proof that it can be done by networking. I know, the word “networking” sends most people into a slight panic attack, but when done right, it can …

Mental Health ITFI

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome to Become a Confident Fashion Professional

Strategies to Conquer Imposter Syndrome

APPLE PODCAST ⠀⠀SPOTIFY⠀⠀⠀ AMAZON MUSIC “I have a strong resume, but when it comes time to interview, I feel like I’m lying and like I don’t really have that much to offer because the things I’ve done have just been out of luck and have been things anyone can do. My thoughts spiral, sabotaging the …

ITFI Internships

3 Things You Must Do to Stand Out in Your Fashion Internship

Stand Out at Your Fashion Internship

iTUNES SPOTIFY AMAZON YOUTUBE Internships are an important aspect of any career in fashion because they give a behind-the-scenes look at a particular facet of the industry. In a broad sense, they help you determine what your strengths are and eventually, help you decide what you will be doing as your full time career in …

Career Resources Fashion Jobs Fashion Week

How to Work Backstage at New York Fashion Week

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In honor of New York Fashion Week officially starting, I decided to do a special post that will help many of you. Believe it or not, the number one question I get asked when speaking to students is: “How can I work backstage at a fashion show during Fashion Week?”. To many of you, fashion week …

Career Internships

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Fashion Internship

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You got the fashion internship of your dreams, congratulations! …Now what? As with everything in life and career, in order to get the most out of this new experience, you need to do it strategically and with a game plan in mind. First things first, you need to understand that there are certain things you …

Fashion Internships Career

How to Find the Fashion Internship That Will Launch Your Career

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Ask anyone in fashion how they got their start in the industry and many, if not all, will tell you it was because of an internship; this includes celebrity designers! Once upon a time (before they were the designers we know and love), Stella McCartney interned at Christian Lacroix and Tom Ford was an intern …

Career Resources Fashion Jobs

The Best Resources For Finding Fashion Jobs Right Now

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Normally, the holidays are not the time we encourage readers to seek new employment, but this year – as with pretty much everything else – things in the job market are different. After many layoffs due to the pandemic, it seems more and more companies are opening their doors to new talent. Fashion jobs have …

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Being a Fit Model During Covid and Its Effect on the Fashion Industry – An Interview with Linda Oliver

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As we continue with our Fashion Week series, this week we sat down [virtually, of course] with Linda Oliver, a fit model who has been in the fashion industry for over 20 years. She breaks down what it means to be a fit model in New York City, the journey that led her to this …

Fashion Week Backstage Career

Backstage at Fashion Week: The Roles You Need to Know

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September is here and with it comes that magical time of the year where street styles take over and a special electricity fills the New York City air, signifying one thing: Fashion Week is upon us. Unfortunately, this year due to the pandemic, things will look a bit different than usual. However, this won’t stop …

Networking Pandemic

How to Network & Stay Informed of Fashion Industry News During the Pandemic

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Back in March, no one imagined the world would turn into the craziness we are living through today. However, even in the face of a pandemic, it’s important to continue networking and staying updated on fashion industry news. Working from home has given many companies the inspiration to think outside the box in order to …