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Making a Career Change from Education to Fashion

  • Rachael Green
  • '21
Rachael Green

Rachael was working as a teacher and pursuing a degree in education before realizing she could turn her love of fashion into a serious business career. She’s now enrolled in LIM’s online BBA program in the Business of Fashion. Rachael balances her coursework with working full-time as a Productions Operation Coordinator at a roofing company, so she values the flexibility earning a degree online provides. As she considers her future in fashion, Rachael is particularly interested in merchandising, sustainability, and the supply chain.
 
Why did you choose LIM’s online program in the Business of Fashion? 
When I realized that my love of fashion could really be a career, I began researching what kind of education and skills are relevant to various positions. This led me to LIM, which came up in a search of fashion business schools that offer online programs. 
 
What was the process of transferring here like? 
Transferring to LIM was seamless. I submitted my transcripts and a personal statement, and from there the acceptance and enrollment process was simple and straightforward. My advisor, the financial aid department, and the Career and Internship Services staff have been really supportive.  
 
How’s the interaction with your professors and classmates? 
I cannot stress how amazing the professors have been. They have been willing to provide student examples for reference, meet one-on-one to discuss any questions, and offered to remain connected after the course was finished. I have also been able to connect with other fashion students around the country. 
 
How is this program helping you work towards your career goals? 
There are so many amazing opportunities in the fashion industry. The curriculum at LIM has really helped me to identify what I’m interested in and has given me great foundational knowledge of how fashion works as a business. 

I plan to pursue my master’s in Sustainability or Textile Management after completing this degree. Net-A-Porter and Brown’s Fashion have launched some really intentional sustainability programs, and Vestiaire Collective has been so impactful in extending the life of clothing. It makes me really excited to be a part of this industry.