I hope the first month of 2018 has been treating you kindly and that you’re smashing all of your bad ass new years resolutions. If not, that’s ok, you’ve got a whole new month coming up to try again.
RESILIENCE IS KEY!
If one of your goals this year is to get more involved in the fashion and/or editorial world, you’ve likely played around with the idea of internships. Internships are a way to kick-start your career, build relationships, and gain experience working in the field you’re interested in.
I created a video almost 5 years ago (yup.. 5.. years.. ago..) titled: My Fashion Magazine Internship Advice. I get questions in the comments section of this video all of the time and thought it was time for an update. If you want to watch baby Jessica, a recent graduate who went through a plethora of internships and had sweet side bangs, you can watch THAT video below.
Now for the updated version.
I created a video on Get Up & Go Girl (have you subscribed? You should by clicking HERE!) and curated questions I got from the above video and answered them below. Questions such as the best/worst parts of being an intern, how to handle competition, and the application/interview process.
Internships have helped me IMMENSELY when it came to observing and learning from talented editors, stylists, and photographers. It has given me an opportunity to be published nationally and was a giant stepping stone for my career. Of course, it’s not always glamorous (I mention the non-glam side of internships in the vid), but it will give you a better understanding if the fashion/editorial career path is right for you.