“Having a year’s worth of industry experience is invaluable - you learn so much industry knowledge and it really gives you something to support your studies with in future job applications.
More about Stephanie
Stephanie completed a year-long industry placement at ASOS as a merchandising admin assistant at their head office in London. Here she tells us about her role and why she’d recommend studying BA (Hons) Fashion Management.
Can you tell us a little bit about your main responsibilities at ASOS?
“My main responsibilities involved working with brands to manage the intake into the business in line with our department intake targets. I also had to lead on delivery meetings to the team every Monday to ensure they were aware of the deliveries and forecasts. A daily task involved sending new stock live on the website and communicating the reactions to the rest of my team.”
What have been the highlights of your placement?
“One of my highlights was having the opportunity to work towards the Street MB AW17 strategy that was presented to the management team. Another highlight was when I was able to propose a business idea to the CEO Nick Beighton with my intern group. Our presentations were so well received that we were given the opportunity to present to the rest of the board.”
How do you feel your placement has prepared you for industry?
“Having a year’s worth of industry experience is invaluable - you learn so much industry knowledge and it really gives you something to support your studies with in future job applications. I would 100% recommend completing a placement to any fashion student.”
Why would you recommend your course to someone looking to study Fashion Management?
“The reputation of the course in the fashion industry is very strong. During my placement I met so many people that have previously studied on the course and have got far in their careers. The course is really broad so it’s perfect if you don’t know exactly what area you want to go into. Having knowledge across all areas such as buying, merchandising and garment technology is very helpful when you come to work in a fashion head office.”