Alumni Spotlight: Jacqueline Wheaton ('17)

How did you find your job at DevaCurl?
I interned there for my LIM College Senior Co-op.

Where else did you intern while you were an LIM student?
I also interned at Empire Showroom, C. Wonder, Jenny Packham and John Varvatos.

How did your LIM College education help prepare you for what you’re doing now?
LIM’s intense internship program prepared me for the career I’m in now. Sometimes working in the Fashion/Beauty space isn’t as glamourous as you think it would be. It takes a lot of hard work. The internships I had at LIM taught me how to deal with all the stress of working in a corporate environment.

What are some of the challenges you’ve faced?
Balancing. At LIM, I feel like it’s a balancing act. You’re juggling your career, your schoolwork, your social life and family life. I’m a people pleaser and perfectionist, so I want everything to be amazing and everyone in my life to be happy. It’s taken some time to work through letting things go and understanding not everything will be perfect.

What advice would you give someone who’s considering a career in social media?
A career in social media is so much more involved than you think! Be prepared to learn as you go and adapt. Social media is ALWAYS changing. Stay up-to-date on trends and do your research.

If you could go back in time and give career advice to yourself, what would it be?
Relax! Everything will work out! I also wish I had taken EVERY chance to network. Networking is so important and connects you to so many opportunities!