FASHINNOVATION - Facilitating connections & Inspiring an entrepreneurial mindset

Business Development Intern

May - July 2022 • Miami, FL

What I liked

thoroughly enjoyed my job for several reasons, with a significant highlight being the opportunity it provided to immerse myself in the world of sustainable fashion. Exploring this rapidly evolving field allowed me to gain invaluable insights into ethical and eco-friendly practices within the industry. What made the experience even more enriching was the chance to engage with pioneering innovators and visionaries in the fashion world. Through various networking events and encounters, I not only expanded my knowledge but also cultivated meaningful connections that continue to inspire my journey. This role not only satisfied my professional growth but also nurtured my passion for sustainability in fashion, making it an incredibly rewarding experience.

What I wish was different

I do wish for certain aspects to have been different, as you point out. One significant factor is the format of the internship being online rather than in person. The online environment brought its own set of challenges, including limited face-to-face interaction with colleagues and mentors. It required a higher level of self-discipline and accountability. In-person interactions can foster a deeper sense of connection, collaboration, and mentorship that can sometimes be challenging to replicate online. While I gained valuable skills and experiences, I believe the overall experience could have been even more enriching with the added dimension of in-person engagement.


One invaluable piece of advice I'd share about this experience is to make the most of the available platform for networking. Networking is a powerful tool that can open doors, create opportunities, and build lasting connections. Engage actively in networking events, reach out to industry professionals, and seek mentorship. Don't hesitate to ask questions, share your ideas, and showcase your passion. Building a strong network not only enhances your knowledge but also provides a supportive community for personal and professional growth. Harnessing the platform's resources for networking can prove instrumental in shaping your journey and making the most of your experience.
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