Domique Nottage is a Fashion Merchandising major with a minor in Fashion Media. Last spring while studying in the Big Apple, she also interned with Kleinfeld Bridal. As a Kleinfeld intern you assist consultants and help them during bridal dress appointments. Interns help style the dress and select dresses for brides according to their wishes, budget, style, and size.
A work day for Dominque consisted of team meetings, bridal appointments, challenges, and victories. When arriving at work the team gets together to discuss upcoming events, new merchandise, and appointments going on that day. The team then has between 4 and 5 appointments. Every bride is different and brings different challenges and circumstances. The highlight of Dominque's experience was getting her first YES, to the dress (if you know, you know). "It was great to make that bride happy and to know that I contributed," she told us.
Dominique's piece of advice for anyone looking for an internship is to not be afraid to apply. "I applied to this internship on a whim and wasn't sure if I was qualified but it worked out for the best!"