My internship involved assisting the buying and marketing team for The Room. Jobs included creating purchase orders for buyers, looking over order confirmations, and assisting events like the Mary Katrantzou Fall/Winter'15 fashion show at the Arcadian Court. I had multiple ongoing projects like creating trend presentations for the the upcoming seasonal trend meeting, buy bibles for sales associates and personal shoppers, and a special order tracker
I learned a great deal about how the buying process works in the designer fashion industry. I learned how to be efficient, detail orientated and very organized. The internship helped me develop my interpersonal skills, along with understanding the importance of vendor relations. I advise future interns to always have a positive attitude! Do not let your emotions get the best of you, and develop a sense of professionalism. Go above and beyond of what is asked of you, but understand boundaries. You need tough skin to make it in the fashion industry, so never let failure get to you. Stand strong, proud and remember to represent Ryerson in the best way possible.