FTT 488 is an upper-division class 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 three credits, and you may take up to two internships at SUNY Buffalo State. Students must complete 120 hours per internship, and students may not duplicate locations. Only one internship per semester is allowed. Make sure to plan wisely. Internships are an essential 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 (Remote office during the summer)
Cell: 716-628-9244 (call or text during business hours Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.)
If you are looking for a fall 2022 / spring 2023 internship, please make an appointment with Ms. Habes. It is imperative to brainstorm and research opportunities in your field. Ms. Habes is here to help get you on the right path!
*Finding an internship is the responsibility of the student. Ms. Habes will help and coach, but it is up to the student to network and professionally ask for an internship.
Please review the following career coaching questions before reaching out to Ms. Habes. Click HERE
The Career Development Center is an excellent resource on campus. Use it! Please fill out the Career Development Center Workshops Verification Form – 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 special 3-in-1 (recommended) workshop.
Don't know where to start? View our Resume Guide.
Once you've completed your resume and cover letter, please set up an appointment for review with the Career Development Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once approved, please send it 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.
Please contact Ms. Habes to discuss your options further at 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 sign the "Internship Learning Agreement" and send it to Ms. Habes.
Learning agreement template: CLICK HERE
Upon acceptance into the course, Ms. Habes will give you an override.
Indeed Career Guide: Resume & Cover Letters: CLICK HERE
The Right Way to Ask for an Internship in an Email (With Examples!): CLICK HERE
A Guide to Choosing the Right Resume Tense: CLICK HERE
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