Wednesday, November 2, 2011 myBiz Blog
Interested in a career in fashion? Check out Fashion Draft NYC! by Kelly Cuene

Students: Apply for the inaugural Fashion Draft NYC – an exciting new program to attract top business-minded students to NYC’s fashion firms.  An initiative of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Parsons The New School for Design, Fashion Draft NYC will select 25-30 graduating college seniors from around the world and bring them to New York City, all expenses paid, to interview for management-track positions with some of the City’s top fashion firms. 

There is a wealth of challenging business-oriented careers in fashion.  This program is targeted to outstanding graduating seniors who have an interest in pursuing business careers (e.g., management/strategy consulting, finance/investment banking).  

The inaugural installment of Fashion Draft NYC will take place from Feb. 16-18th, 2012. In addition to the interviews (for roles such as buying and marketing), students will have the opportunity to learn more about the business side of the industry through behind-the-scenes company tours, networking with fashion industry executives, and keynote addresses. 

All program details, including qualifications, application deadline, and an application form can be found at Applications must be received by Nov. 14th. View the program flyer for more details.

Fashion Draft NYC is a unique opportunity to connect top business-minded talent from around the globe with New York City fashion firms like Alice + Olivia, Ann Inc., Armani Exchange, Bloomingdale’s, Club Monaco, Gilt, LF USA, Macy’s, Ralph Lauren, and Theory.  

Fashion Draft NYC is one of six fashion industry-focused initiatives announced in November 2010 by NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg as part of NYC’s push to help build on its competitive advantages and enhance its status as a global fashion capital. Fashion Draft NYC is the second of the initiatives to launch; the first was Fashion Campus NYC, also a joint venture between NYCEDC and Parsons, which took place this summer. 

Should you have any questions, please contact Caletha Crawford, Fashion Draft NYC Project Director, at