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Title:
Vault career guide to the fashion industry
Author:
Han, Holly.
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Edition:
Second edition, updated and revised.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Vault Inc., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xi, 111 pages ; 23 cm.
General Note:
"Internet resources": p. 109-110.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781581312010
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

From the Vault Career Library - breakdown of different functions in fashion, with detailed looks at typical days for buyers, designers, resources and training programs, interior design careers, top buying programs for department and specialty stores.


Author Notes

Holly has over nine years of experience in the apparel and textile industries. Ms. Han has developed product and designed textiles for companies such as Express, J.C. Penney, and Macy's. As a consultant, she helped 7thonline.com and SmartWear define their business model and plans. At the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, Holly was the Vice President of the Management Consulting Association and received a fellowship from the Young Presidents' Organization; she also wrote a technology column for the Anderson weekly paper. Ms. Han holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is currently Chief Operating Officer of SmartWear, a company that is developing a new class of patented smart textiles and partially funded by the National Institute of Health.


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Choice Review

In this series, Vault offers a useful addition to academic libraries having career sections (as many community-technical colleges do). Each title includes an overview of the profession (e.g., accounting, fashion, consulting), a categorization of subspecialities within the field, industry trends and outlook, the hiring process, resume writing, sample interview questions, and what to expect on the job. Glossaries add to the series' usefulness. Somewhat distracting are the ads for Vault's own career consulting services, and those of other companies, strewn throughout the books. Three titles, dealing with the top law firms in Chicago, Boston, and Texas, are arranged differently: they offer four-page profiles of the top firms in these areas, giving the number of attorneys, types of law practiced, employment contact, salary range, benefits and drawbacks (called "uppers" and "downers") of working for the firm, and highlights from a survey of employees conducted by Vault. Affordable additions to most college libraries; the law firm titles are more appropriate for law libraries. ^BSumming Up: Optional. Undergraduate and community-technical college libraries. L. K. Miller Paradise Valley Community College