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Katelyn Kelly ’17

Class of 2017, B.S. in Marketing, Fashion Studies minor

  • Katelyn Kelly '17

“In my senior year, I gained experience as a Buying Intern for a company called Steven Alan. I interned in the Women’s Wear division, where I created and revised purchase orders for 24 locations nationwide. I have long wanted to pursue a career in fashion buying, and so this was the perfect opportunity for me!”

I have always had a love for the fashion industry, and an aspiration to work in corporate retail and marketing.  As a rising Junior, I interned for Madison Paige, a brand that designs and sells women’s blouses and dresses to retailers.The showroom internship was a great opportunity because I learned all about the wholesale business in the Garment District. Working in a showroom is a very ‘behind-the-scenes’ job because we sell lines of merchandise to stores. Getting to know how stores choose and buy their inventory was a great learning experience, and I was able to network with industry professionals.

As a senior, I interned for Elizabeth and James.I helped the design team unpack the collection for pre-fall, and steam and organize it by style. I also helped them with some work on Excel to edit line sheets and make sure the garment descriptions were correct.My biggest project was working on  market week for fashion buyers. I have been able to assist the VP of Sales at Elizabeth and James in the new showroom! My previous internship experience helped, because I knew exactly what tasks need to be completed. It is obviously a little different for a high fashion line, so my main duty was to dress a live model. I kept the back room organized, and sent out models for the buyers to see every look.

During my study abroad semester in Paris, I studied at the American Business School (ABS). The courses I took were International Marketing, Microeconomics, Sourcing and Purchasing, Luxury Merchandise Marketing and Sales Techniques for Luxury Brands. The fashion classes were really great for me because I was able to enhance my minor in Fashion Studies as well as shore up my major in Marketing. ABS is also a very international school, so I was always working on group projects with students from across the globe.

I also lived in a homestay with an amazing French family. I spoke French in the apartment, ate some of the best home-cooked meals I have ever had, and met people from all over the world, so I was really immersed in the culture. Every day was an opportunity to learn or do something new, and it was an experience I will never forget! 

In my senior year, I gained experience as a Buying Intern for a company called Steven Alan. I interned in the Women’s Wear division, where I created and revised purchase orders for 24 locations nationwide. I have long wanted to pursue a career in fashion buying, and so this was the perfect opportunity for me!

In my final year, I tried to make the best out of my time left at MMC. I really enjoyed my classes, particularly Organizational Behavior and Fashion, History, and Society.

Class Year and Major

Class of 2017, B.S. in Marketing, Fashion Studies minor

Testimonial

“In my senior year, I gained experience as a Buying Intern for a company called Steven Alan. I interned in the Women’s Wear division, where I created and revised purchase orders for 24 locations nationwide. I have long wanted to pursue a career in fashion buying, and so this was the perfect opportunity for me!”

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