When you first decide to work in the fashion industry, going to fashion school can seem like the one thing you need to score your dream job. But as many fashion graduates discover, completing that degree is only one step in the complicated and sometimes frustrating process of breaking into the industry.
In this interview, designer Kate Norkeliunas shares all the details of how she landed her first design job with a well-known company right out of college–without having to work retail, take unpaid work, or move back home!
Despite growing up with a dad who worked for Adidas, Kate Norkeliunas didn’t start out pursuing fashion. She studied something completely different for two years before realizing that fashion was what she really wanted to do. While her family connection may have helped her get a great internship, she was on her own when it came to landing her first real design job.
Kate had to hit the streets and interview for TONS of jobs before she got an offer. What she learned along the way will help YOU as you put yourself out there for your first, or next, big opportunity in the world of fashion.