Hello fashion business owner
Welcome to the world of the fashion internship. … ..
Whether you have just opened the doors to a new fashion business or you have been running it for a decade, embracing the fashion internship is the next big trend. So what are the 5 best reasons to start your own fashion internship, … well just a sec, I will get to them later.
If you don’t start leading the way in this business building, reputation staple and collaborate with the new fresh face of fashion……. da da dahhhh the fashion student then you are seriously missing out on a piece of that delicious ‘social savvy, tech talking’ pie.
Like, totally missing out.
Now, this internship thingy is already huge in the market place, granted I am not the first nor will I be the last in doing this. BUT, yes there is a BUT, I for the life of me can not google anything online specifically centred around Australian Fashion.
Nothing, nadda, not a thing. Did I miss something, am I googling the wrong words.
It all started with a conversation in the class room. I asked my class of fashion design students what they were going to do over the summer holidays. In the back of my mind I half expected 90% of them to have a summer job in fashion. With Zara, H&M and Top Shop opening up recently all around our city in the local Westfield’s, it came to a huge surprise that the majority (all except 1) did not have a summer job in fashion but were working in a bar, working as a nanny, moving house and making her own jewellery, had quit her fashion job to be able to spend time with her family from Finland, being a mum or catching up on class work.
1 person out of a class of 10 had a job in fashion over the 8 week break. To say I was shocked was an understatement. This particular group of students are extremely talented and this was apparent from the first assessment work handed in.
Ok, so with the honest feedback they gave then, I thought I would ask some questions. Would you like a fashion job over summer? Would you work part time or full time? What type of work would you like to do? How far would you travel? How much would you want to be paid?
The general consensus was, we just want to get experience, no one will employ us without it. If it means doing it for free to get the work experience and the certificate or reference then we would love the work. Travel, part time / full time, paid / free would depend on the students want for the work and how rich or poor they are at the time.
The irony of this is, as I am finalising this program, a vacancy came into my news feed looking for someone to work in a university setting up this exact type of program…. linking students to work placement. Which confirms the fact that there is a huge gap in the market.
So what are we offering Internship programs listed below:
- Internship Job Advertisement (Template for you to use for layout and wording options.
- Calendar Template so you can easily fill your year up with a continuous flow of interns.
- Goodie Bag Checklist
- Business information Checklist
- Certificate of Completion Template
- Reference Letter for your intern
- Interns Coversheet Template
- Interns Resume Template
- Internship Program 5 days
- Internship Program 2 weeks
- Internship Program 4 weeks (3 options for this)
- Internship Program 6 weeks (4 options for this)
- Internship Social Media Program
- Internship Email Builder / Newsletter Program
- Internship Photography Flat-lay Program
Everything in Violet is included in the Program you purchase. Or you can purchase each document separately.
Ok this is not a red flag…. its cotton drill actually but it got your attention I hope. So what are the 5 tops reasons to start your own fashion internship program?????
Drum roll please
- You are tapping into motivated highly creative ideas people. YES, you are. They will look onto your business with fresh eyes, are these not your target market?????
- It gets you building your business from the inside out. Your learning to streamline it. By breaking it down into step by step teachable parts you are unknowingly creating a superb business. (Think ISO 9000)
- Grow your ideas, products or bottom line. By utilising the talent of the intern you should be getting things done and moving faster. Allowing you to focus on increasing turnover, in what ever capacity that is.
- Try new things. If you are not the tech savvy super nerd, employ an intern that is. Or if you are not a flat-lay drama queen, hell you know what to do. These people exist and are bursting to get this shit done. (ok so I finally said the s word.)
- Just do it. You know that old saying, dance like no body is watching or jump with both feet first. If you don’t do it you will never know how good it is. Start with baby steps, assess it, build on it and work it baby. You can do this.
- Actually there is a 6th top reason, and here it is …….. you are going to build a great reputation amongst the fashion student community. They talk and they are just as in the know as the industry is small. You know how everyone knows everyone, well why not have a great reputation for giving fashion students a great head start.
They are only going to tell everyone on snapchat what they are doing on the first day of the internship (hello, free advertising).
So what do you think, no time to waste……. Jump onto my links and purchase what you need and get this year started or my website will be on fire in February. http://www.fashionstudent.online
Send me a message on firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any information.