Here's How I Landed My Dream Job Right Out of College – M & S
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Here's How I Landed My Dream Job Right Out of College

I was one of those kids who went around telling anyone who’d listen about my life goals. At 6, I said I’d be a marine biologist. By 10, I was going to be on the Harvard women’s swim team. When I was 14, I was convinced that I had to attend Parsons or FIT to study fashion design. I always had a plan (whether or not I knew how to get where I wanted to go).

Given my early interest in fashion, you might think my ending up in my current role at Who What Wear was inevitable, but it actually wasn’t until much later that I really found my path. I have to hand it to my parents, though: Without fail, they entertained every single one of my interests, signing me up for swim lessons at first and enrolling me in drawing classes when the swim team didn’t work out. I changed interests often, but my determination never wavered.

Once I finally narrowed in on the exact career I was after, I stayed laser-focused. Between double-majoring in (shocker) not fashion but art history and Italian, completing 10 internships, working countless jobs, and taking a semester off to go backpacking in Asia (this last part was really important, I promise), I landed my dream job at Who What Wear. Maybe it’s cheesy, but I like to think that every step of my unconventional path here was worth it in the end.

My first summer interning in NYC part-time at CollegeFashionista and part-time at Michael Kors. The interns at the CF offices were the best crew I could’ve asked for.
In 2015 and 2016, I took part in the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, a scholarship slash mentorship program for college students who want to work in fashion. Here I am at the first annual gala held at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC.
I even tried my hand at designing. Here I am lacing up a corset on one of my models at UCLA’s student-run fashion show.
For me, graduating from college meant pursuing full-time something I had been working part-time at already for years.
At Who What Wear, I’m more creative with my outfits, and getting to discover up-and-coming brands is one of my favorite aspects of what I do now.
My fellow Who What Wear editors constantly keep me inspired.
This color is everything.
I never leave the house without this bag.
I’m looking to layer anything and everything with this mesh top for fall.
I can never say no to classic straight-leg jeans.
This cult-favorite shoe brand low-key makes the best ankle boots.
This art-inspired necklace garners so many compliments.
Aiming to wear this every day of winter. Available in sizes XS to M.
I’m already building outfits with this skirt and those By Far boots. Available in sizes XS to XL.
This delicate pouch is too cute to pass up.
I’m convinced my life will be improved with the addition of these cool-as-hell zip-through jeans.
I majored in art history, after all.
My new favorite going-out dress. Available in sizes XS to L.
These sandals bring out the minimalist in me.
Here’s how I’m approaching the croc-effect trend for fall.
I’m building up my ring stack and adding this sculptural piece into the mix.

Next up: how editors Lauren and Kristen landed their jobs at Who What Wear.

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