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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Nordstrom, Target, and more!

Hi everyone!

I wanted to chit chat a little bit about landing a job after graduation.

Recently in my Internship Preparation class, a panel of speakers visited our class to speak about the different jobs available for students after they graduate.

The panel included Nordstrom, Target, JL Buchanan, and a few other local businesses. The jobs ranged from HR recruiting, marketing, buying, visual merchandising, and product development. Each of the companies stated that the retail merchandising major is very flexible post-graduation and there are a lot of jobs available for us! This was very exciting news to hear.

At the end, I made sure to take full advantage of the extra time to ask questions. Here are a few tips and tricks I learned to get ahead after graduation:

--Intern, intern, intern! Internships are a great way to get hands-on experience at a job and build your resume. One of the speakers suggested using
***Target mentioned that an internship is essentially an extended interview, so always work hard and do your best!

--Join school organizations. Fashion and Business, or FAB, is an excellent organization to join if you want to connect with other students interested in fashion and business. It's a great way to network!

--Make sure to proof-read your resume. Spelling errors will automatically ruin your chances of landing a job.

Best of luck,

Retail Merchandising