Christian Nollner (BPS '08) successfully completed an unpaid internship at Vera Wang Maids, the bridesmaid showroom and companion to the Vera Wang Bridal House in New York City. She said, "I've always been interested in fashion. My first job was at a retail store." Nollner's eight week internship helped her better understand the fashion industry and the company. She is now a bridal stylist at the Vera Wang Bridal House. "I think it showed a lot of courage to actually move up to New York City from Memphis to do an unpaid internship. They didn't offer housing or board for me. That was a little tough, but I think it spoke volumes." The internship provided the perfect springboard for Nollner to land a full time position with the company.
How do I find an Internship?
Start early! Begin your search as early as a year before you plan to do an internship.
Consult with your academic advisor about the types of internships and courses available
to you for academic credit—see the list of Internship Contacts.
Develop your resume and cover letter and have them critiqued by the Career Services
office. Visit Career Services on the 4th Floor of Wilder Tower or e-mail email@example.com to schedule a resume appointment.
Create a profile in eRecruiting and upload your resume to find internship opportunities. You can view some of the
current opportunities available here.