My summer with YMA prepared me for my future career and gave me the opportunity to learn from successful executive leaders.
After winning the YMA FSF scholarship, I knew I wanted to pair the summer YMA curriculum with an internship in NYC. After interviewing and applying to many internship positions, I was offered a buying and planning internship at Chanel in the watches and fine jewelry department. Looking back, my internship was greatly enhanced by the advice and knowledge I received from the YMA events, speakers and mentors.
One of the highlights of my YMA experience, was the "Breakfast with the Boss" series. We were exposed to several different companies and their leaders. This broadened my horizons and gave me a better understanding of all the opportunities in the fashion industry which helped shape my personal career goals. I left each breakfast inspired and more motivated to reach my full potential as a professional. Each executive was so welcoming and genuinely interested in sharing their knowledge with us.
I also enjoyed all of the networking events and being paired with mentors who were young alumni as well as individuals with established careers.
Lastly, I want to thank the YMA team for all of your support. I feel so fortunate to be a part of such a great organization and look forward to giving back in the future.