“Spending a semester abroad was a life changing opportunity. I adjusted to an entirely different culture, enhanced my marketing major and fashion studies minor by taking intriguing courses, and was able to travel to eight other countries.”
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, Marketing major
Minor in Fashion Studies