Vocational area: Hair & Media Make Up
Duration: 4 weeks
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Working at Vancouver Fashion Week has made my CV stand out. After my placement I was invited to work as a backstage coordinator at London Fashion Week.
I wanted to gain more independence and see first hand what it was like to be a local abroad.
I was working in the office of Vancouver Fashion Week, doing admin work in preparation for the Fashion Week shows. My tasks included identifying sponsors, finding contact details of celebs and influencers, finding model agencies, writing invitation templates and managing the socials.
I found out that building a rapport with your colleagues is just as important as completing the work itself. I learnt to say ‘yes’ more and eventually was given new opportunities through it.
I liked being in a country that I would never have planned to go to. There were so many things to do in Canada starting with Canada Day that we got to experience on the first day. The views were amazing and there was lots to explore.
I have gained independence from staying at the University of British Columbia. I got to experience uni life which I am grateful for as I did not attend uni and did not want to miss out on the experience.
Working at VFW taught me the importance of time management and reaching tight deadlines. It has made my CV stand out. After my placement I was invited to work as a backstage coordinator at London Fashion Week. I worked closely with a designer from Japan to prepare her outfits for the models and organise the model lineups, and observe the hair and make up teams.
Exposure to cultural experience
Improved people skills
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