Hey Eva! So in about 40 days (I have a countdown on my phone) school will be out for the summer. I'd like to do something productive, and Im becoming increasingly interested in the fashion/ magazine world as a career. I'm a sophomore in high school so I have a little while to decide. Anyways, do you have any suggestions as to what I can do? Maybe an internship somewhere? Thanks in advance! (:
evachen212 said:

Oh, I remember the days when I used to countdown the days until the last day of school. And then… I’d start summer school. Haha (sigh). I think it’s absolutely wonderful that you have a career goal/path in mind, but unfortunately it can be rather hard to get an internship as a high school student. Most larger companies (Hearst, Conde Nast, Time, etc) require you receive college credit. My suggestion: start by going to your high school’s college or career counselor. Ask them if they know of any alumni who work in magazines or fashion. Reach out to them and ask them for an informational interview (that’s where you sit with them for fifteen minutes or so and ask them questions). If you hit it off, ask them if they need any interns or help—even if it’s just shadowing for a day or two—over the summer. If that doesn’t turn up anything, I’d suggest a summer program in writing, journalism, or fashion design or merchandising. If you’re near Parson’s, FIT, FIDM, or SCAD, I know they all offer summer programs for high school students. (If not, check your local college as well). Relish the summer—remember, there’s no such thing as summer breaks once you’re in the working world… so enjoy!

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  2. fiftyshadesofglitter said: Thanks so much! (:
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