When people get a chance to intern for Fashion Week they always have high hopes such as:
1. Meeting Celebrities
2. Sitting in on runway shows
3. Instagram-ing, Tweeting, and chatting it up with friends
4. Doing absolutely the least amount of work possible
If some of you thought this was how interning goes it's not true.
Sorry guys I know it may seem like lounging but it really isn't.
During Fashion week a lot of interns like myself go as we call it ghost. Fashion week becomes our only focus which can be or is really hard for most interns especially when your going to school and may have other commitments as well.
For me this Fashion Week was a struggle, I tried every tip possible to try and balance everything but sometimes it just doesn't work in favor. So the best way to help is to explain to you my lessons learned.
1. When you first go for the interview be open with them let them know you are still in school and when any situation comes up let them know you have assignments; the more open you are the easier it will be, just make sure it pertains to important things not your social life.
2. Be calm, your boss has a lot on their plate as well but just make sure the responsibility is evenly distributed do not take on more than you can handle but at the same time understand your limit and your fears; instead of breaking down infront of everyone hold it off till you get home and let it out there than get back to work.
3. Be open with your professors at school if you find yourself falling behind reach out to them there is always help at your school, everyone wants you to succeed.
4. Do not give up, this is the most important tip, even though you might have to step back from some internships do not give up, be true to yourself you do not want to push yourself to the point where your sick.
These are the important lessons and tips that can help so much. Never freak out in front of who you are working for, always hold on to your composure.
The Fashion industry is a lot of pressure when you are first starting out you have to work from the bottom to the top which means enduring a lot of stress and pressure but that doesn't mean losing yourself and falling behind.
Stand Your Ground,
You are human it is okay to ask for help.