FTT 488 is an upper division class meant for juniors and seniors in the Fashion and Textile Technology Department. An internship provides students with an on-site professional experience. Students are expected to apply knowledge, skills and professionalism learned in the classroom to actual practices in the fashion business. Internships are 3 credits and you may take up to two internships during your time at SUNY Buffalo State. Students must complete 120 hours per internship and locations may not be duplicated. Only one internship per semester is allowed. Make sure to plan wisely. Internships are an important connection for your future in the fashion industry!
Past FTT internships have included:
NYC, NY: Marchesa, Max Mara, Wilhelmina Models, Marc Jacobs, Aiden Mattox, Kay Unger, Phillip Lim, Red Light PR, The Row, Lyst, Tom Ford, Talbots, Coach, Teen Vogue, Lyn Devon Designer, Jump Design Group, Tiger J, Bevin Dillon and more.
Buffalo, NY: New Era, Blush Boutique, Village Designs, Bureau Veritas, MMW Style Studio, Buffalo Spree Magazine, Target, Blum's Swim, Made by Anatomy, The Factory Buffalo, Michael Kors, Thin Ice, Napoli's, Janie's Emporium, Head Over Heels, ShoeFly, Tony Walker, Fisher-Price, Delaware North, Second Chic, I'm Livin B, Franci Jewelry, 26 Shirts, Alleyway Theater, Red Disk, Black Monarchy, Trend Up and more.
Rochester, NY: Lovely Bride, Shop Peppermint, Jill Bates Fashion, Adrian Jules and more.
Office: TECH 320
Phone: 716-404-5041 (call or text)
If you are looking for a spring/summer 2021 internship, please make an appointment with Ms. Habes. It is very important to brainstorm and research opportunities in your field. Ms. Habes is here to help get you on the right path!
Please review the following career coaching questions before talking to Ms. Habes. Click HERE.
The Career Development Center is a great resource on campus. Use it! Please fill out the Career Development Center Workshops Verification Form (changes have been made for COVID-19, see below) – by attending the following: (1) resume writing workshop, (2) cover letter writing workshop and (3) interview techniques workshop. You may take them individually or as a 3-in-1 (recommended) workshop special.
Don’t know where to start? View fashion resume templates on cdc.buffalostate.edu.
Click > students > resumes/cover letters > sample resumes > scroll down to fashion
Click > students > resumes/cover letters > sample cover letters
Once you’ve completed your resume and cover letter, please send to Ms. Habes at email@example.com.
FTT has fostered partnerships in Buffalo and New York City providing students with connections to internships through our alumni network and beyond. Students are encouraged to explore all opportunities through hard work, research and determination.
Due to COVID-19 our internship program has gone remote. Students have three options to complete their internship for SUMMER 2020 - (1) in-person or/ remote internship (2) career preparation project or (3) YMA case study.
Please contact Ms. Habes to discuss your options further - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once students have found an internship, they must create an internship proposal that will act as a contract between the student and the business. You and your internship supervisor will both sign the "Internship Learning Agreement & Work Contract" and then give to Ms. Habes.
Internship learning agreement & work contract template: CLICK HERE
Fall/Spring 2020 remote learning agreement: CLICK HERE
Upon acceptance into the course, Ms. Habes will give you an override.
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