If you pursue a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management, Fashion Marketing, or Global Fashion Supply Chain Management, you'll complete either a 3-credit internship that includes an in-class component or take an advanced management course.
The internship's class component explores the types of jobs available in corporate and store environments and covers professional development topics. The management course, Influencing in Organizations, helps you develop skills that are important to succeed in nearly all work settings, including receiving feedback, making persuasive presentations, influencing others, and managing negotiations. The course is experiential, providing opportunities to observe, analyze, and practice your influencing skills.
If you're in the Global Fashion Supply Chain Management program, you can take People & Project Management, a course which focuses on the human relations and project management aspects of supply chain management. You will learn how to manage complex team structures, such as those often found within the supply chain network. You'll also acquire basic project management skills, such as resource and time management, while learning how to assign and monitor responsibilities within a project team.
You can complete your final semester internship within a variety of areas related to the business of fashion at the company of your choice. You'll spend a minimum of 21 hours per week interning in a field such as buying, planning, public relations, supply chain, beauty, or fashion media, depending on your program and area of interest.
If you're seeking additional industry experience, you may also complete an optional 1-credit career exploration internship, coupled with an online reflective class, in your first and/or second semester (additional tuition fee required).
The Graduate Studies Program* offers a Career Success Track that consists of three required career internship or seminar courses across three consecutive semesters. These courses aim to provide students with real-world skills, knowledge, and experience to explore, prepare, and achieve their career goals.
*Not available in The Business of Cannabis program.
CHOOSE TWO (2) CREDITS OF THE FOLLOWING:
- MPSI 691 - Graduate Career Accelerator credit(s): 1
- MPSI 692 - Graduate Career Launcher Internship credit(s): 1
- MPSI 693 - Graduate Career Explorer Internship credit(s): 1
CHOOSE ONE (1) OF THE FOLLOWING:
- MPSB 608 - Internship in The Business of Fashion credit(s): 3 or
- MPSM 608 - Internship in Fashion Marketing credit(s): 3 or
- MPSR 659 - Internship in Fashion Merchandising and Management credit(s) 3 or
- MPSS 610 - Internship in Global Fashion Supply Chain Management credit(s) 3 or
- MPSX 700 - Developing and Exercising Influence in Organizations credits(s): 3 or
- MSCA 713 - Analytics Project Consultancy credit(s) 3 or
- MSCA 714 - Internship in Consumer Analytics credit(s) 3
In order to be afforded the maximum flexibility in fulfilling the track, students should declare the track at the start of their first semester.
Previous Internship Sites/Fields
John Varvatos Enterprises: E-Commerce/Digital Production, Planning
Bottega Veneta: Strategic Planning and CRM
Network Showroom: PR
Salvatore Ferragamo: PR
Small Girls PR: Public Relations
Warner Music Group: Marketing
Yves Saint Laurent: PR
Alex Mill: Visual Merchandising
Anna Sui: Showroom Sales
Sony Music Entertainment: Merchandising
alice + olivia: HR & Talent Acquisition
Christian Louboutin: HR, Wholesale
Kleinfeld Bridal: Assistant Consultant
Behno: Design and Merchandising
Isabel Marant: Sales
Jimmy Choo: Buying
Oscar de la Renta: Sales Intern, Buying
Rosie Assoulin: Wholesale
Learn by Doing
From luxury brands to retail giants; PR and marketing firms to publishers; entertainment conglomerates to savvy startups—our students gain workplace experience at industry-leading companies.