Successful work placement lands Harriet graduate job in New York

BA (Hons) Fashion Management student Harriet Thoy has been offered a full-time job in New York, following a successful work placement at Oxford Mens.

BA (Hons) Fashion Management student, Harriet Thoy, has been offered a full-time job in New York, following a successful work placement at Oxford Mens.

All students on our Fashion Management course can apply for a placement during the third year of their studies, to give them real-life industry experience and enhance their employability.

Harriet secured an initial six-month placement in New York working for Ralsey Group, as part of the year-long work placement option the course offers. She was so keen to stay in New York for the whole year that she applied for, and was offered, a second placement working with Oxford Mens. Harriet had no idea that she'd impress the company so much that they would offer her a full-time job, giving her the opportunity to move her life across the Atlantic after she graduates from NTU.

Harriet told us: "I did not expect to be offered a full-time permanent job at Oxford Mens and felt honoured by the proposal. I would absolutely love to continue working in New York and love working for the company which makes the job offer very tempting. However, moving 3,000 miles away from family and friends on a permanent basis and beginning a new life in New York is a big decision, and one which I am still contemplating!"

Harriet's role as a Sales, Production and Design intern means she has become a key member of the team. Her responsibilities focus around managing production and creative work, including developing visual merchandising plans, designing logos, branding and developing mood boards. Harriet also leads on the company's social media, producing content for Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram.

Harried explained: "I have particularly enjoyed all the creative work I have been involved in because every task is different, and the end result is always visually pleasing. I will be able to utilise my improved understanding of the supply chain, production methods and the logistics of selling during my final year and throughout my future career."

As well as visiting the main tourist attractions such as the Empire State Building and Central Park, colour runs, free concerts, parades and sports games are just some of the things that Harriet has been up to in her spare time. "There is so much to do in New York, the list is endless! I have also ventured out of the city travelling to Miami, Philadelphia, Washington DC, skiing, Atlantic City and Chicago. I plan on travelling to the west coast to visit LA, Vegas and San Francisco during the summer!"

Course Leader, Liz Watson commented: "With many employers increasingly looking for experience as well as academic achievement, the year-long placement opportunity offered on our Fashion Management course is invaluable. It enables our students to build their confidence and make contacts within the fashion industry, which Harriet has proven makes them more likely to secure a graduate job."

Successful work placement lands Harriet graduate job in New York

Published on 20 May 2015
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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