February 24, 2011

Peer Book Report: The Fashion Intern

The Fashion Intern by Michele Granger

Although some of the more specific step-by-step instructions on how to seek out contacts, for example, are geared towards fashion majors, ANY prospective intern would find Granger’s insight very useful and extremely pertinent.

Some features of the book include:

  • Top Ten Tips for the Workplace
  • Resume writing and “power words”
  • Building contacts
  • Dos and don’ts of interviewing for and acquiring internships

That being said, to all the fashion majors out there: THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ. It speaks to your market specifically (but not exclusively), and some of the features mentioned are:

  • Analysis of different stores’ layout and customer trafficking
  • Sample resumes and application letters
  • Case studies
  • Advice for finding an internship that fits your needs and interests
Our internship counselor here at Career Services, Laura Keegan, had this to say about The Fashion Intern:

"This book offers really great industry insight for fashion interns, and even more so for any intern looking to set structure to an unstructured internship experience. The later chapters can really assist students' understanding of what is 'learned' in an internship class alongside the on-site internship experience."

To see other books in our library, see our collection at http://www.librarything.com/catalog/prattcareer.

Introducing the Peer Book Report!

Most of you know that there is a Career Services Office here at Pratt; and most of you know that there is a library here too.

But did you know that there is a library IN Career Services?

We may not have Tiffany glass floors, but we do have great books, magazines, catalogs, and other reference materials here to help guide you through establishing your professional career.

Check in regularly for our feature book review, or stop in to see for yourself what Career Services has to offer!

***Disclaimer before you read: Just because these books are geared towards certain majors, does not mean that EVERY SINGLE STUDENT cannot hugely benefit from checking out these books!***

February 11, 2011


This coming Tuesday, Feb. 15th, Peer to Peer will be hosting Fresh Meet. This amazing social brings freshman and upperclassmen together to answer the questions Freshman have that their teachers and counselors can't answer, but we can! Anything is fair game, from the best classes to take to which professors will make you cry.

Freshman, don't miss this opportunity!
Upperclassmen, if you want to get involved, email us!