Now I’m switching over to Stylitics, a fashion/tech start-up that lets you build digital closets and tracks the analytics around what people are buying and wearing. Since I’m really interested in creating a fashion start-up myself, it seemed wise to get some experience at one. The small team–about 10 people–have been really welcoming and laidback to work with.
Of course, my summer experience is just a drop in the bucket. Other MBA’s interested in retail have found spots across the board. Here’s a quick list off the top of my head: Nike, DFS, Ralph Lauren, Makeup Forever, Amazon, Dior, and Bloomingdales. Choices abound!
Wherever you go, realize it will probably feel a bit odd to be an intern. After all, I’m 28…and I’m an intern. Weird. Plus, unlike banking or consulting programs, it’s not uncommon to walk in as the lone MBA intern in a fashion company. But it’s sort of fun (or funny?), and the internship process really is the perfect way to test out your new career path before going full steam into it.
If you have any questions about getting an MBA, drop me a line in the comments or find me on Twitter @Kendall_to_go.