Kickstarting a Career in Fashion During School


Kickstarting a Career in Fashion During School

Starting a career in fashion can seem pretty daunting.  Although all of us probably dream of being a world-famous fashion exec, designer, or the next Anna Wintour, we’re well-aware that the fashion industry is highly competitive.  However, we’re in luck: fashion companies have recently devised college ambassador programs, through which full-time undergrads can apply to represent their brands during the school year!

Stylitics and Madewell currently offer great opportunities for fashion-focused college students. By serving in one of these roles, ambassadors move one step closer to realizing a career in fashion—both in terms of résumé-building and developing a solid rapport with well-respected companies.



Established in 1937, Madewell focuses its collections on high-quality, comfortable, stylishly wearable clothing and footwear.  Girly dresses, silk tops, Italian leather boots, and handbags complement its vast denim offerings, and the brand is seeking college students to represent its fashionably accessible offerings.

Madewell is hiring a select group of campus ambassadors across the country to work as a team and spread the word about its brand. Representatives will have the opportunity to build a strong relationship with the company in a variety of ways, such as through hosting campus and in-store shopping events and creating online buzz.  Ambassadors are promised to gain experience in public relations, marketing, event planning, and social media—plus discounts and other fun Madewell rewards.

If you consider yourself highly motivated, organized, and involved on campus, especially with interests in marketing, PR, and event planning, you could truly benefit from this program. Madewell is looking for enthusiastic, outgoing, trendsetting girls with strong social networks and campus relationships.

If you’re interested, send a résumé, cover letter, personal photo that shows your style, and the number of your Facebook friends and Twitter followers to



Stylitics, an up-and-coming fashion startup, is likewise seeking college ambassadors.  Through its innovative web platform, the company’s users can organize their style, discover trends, share opinions, and—most notably—sort and develop virtual closets through Stylitics’ real-time data.

Stylitics is looking for “fashion-focused and entrepreneurial-minded” Brand Ambassadors who are both interested in entering the fashion industry and developing business pursuits.  As a Stylitics Ambassador, students have the chance to create brand awareness via social media, press, networking, and presentations; publicize the brand and motivate peers to sign up; maintain a “virtual closet” while promoting personal style, and work on special projects for partner retailers.  In turn, ambassadors will grow a network of industry professionals and peers, develop professional skills such as marketing, earn perks, and have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals on a regular basis.

If this piques your interest, send a résumé and cover letter to, discussing why you’d make a great Stylitics Ambassador, why the program interests you, and how your personal skillset will be useful in promoting Stylitics to your peers and social network.


Stay tuned for info about other ambassador programs including Warby Parker!

– Alli Kaye

Images courtesy of  Style File, I Know What You Wore, Stylitics, The Content Strategist

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