Fashion Design/Merchandising Program

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Fashion Alumni Spotlight

Alumna Brandy Marks lands an internship with Burlington Stores

Brandy MarksThis summer, Brandy Marks will start living her dreams as she begins her summer internship with Burlington Stores within the buying and merchandising departments.

Four years ago, Brandy set out on a path to pursue her lifelong dream of working in the fashion industry. She chose Rowan College at Burlington County to begin her education and it is here that she decided to pursue her path in fashion merchandising. After receiving her associate degree from RCBC, Brandy transferred to Jefferson/PhilaU to complete a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising.

While she was studying abroad in Rome, she received the exciting news that she was accepted into the Summer 2018 Internship Program at Burlington Stores. This prestigious opportunity is only for students entering their senior year.

The window to this opportunity opened at RCBC. While working toward her associate degree, she was selected to attend a one-day merchandising workshop at Burlington Stores.

“I knew right then this was a company I would love to work for, but it would be such a long time before I would have the opportunity to apply for the internship,” said Brandy. “The time goes by so fast and I am so thankful to have this opportunity to go to work every day and be a part of this amazing team.”

The Fashion Department is so proud of Brandy for getting her start at RCBC and we can’t wait to have her come back to visit in September and hear all about her internship adventures. We also want to thank Brandy for volunteering to model in the annual Fashion Show for the last four years.

Brandy will be graduating from Jefferson University in May 2019.

Congratulations to Christiana Sallard            

Christiana SallardChristian Sallard graduated from RCBC three years ago with a degree in fashion and transferred to Philadelphia University to continue her passion in fashion design.

The Fashion Department at RCBC would like to congratulate Christiana on her graduation from PhilaU, and send extra congratulations for landing a full-time job as an Assistant Fashion Designer at Catherines, a plus size retailer group under the Ascena Retail Group.  

In her new role, she will be assisting in the design of woven tops and jackets. Her responsibilities will be to collaborate with CAD artists, merchandisers and technical designing teams to develop multi-seasonal lines from concept stage to production stage. Christiana will work on tech packages for overseas development, garment sketches, sourcing and preparing merchandising presentations.

Prior to this position, Christiana held two internships at Lily Pulitzer and Catherines. Christiana will be relocating with the company this fall. We will miss her visits to the RCBC Fashion Department to volunteer her time to speak to the fashion design students about what to expect when transferring after RCBC and her experience interning. We look forward to hearing about Christiana’s many successes in the future!

Sallard DesignsSallard Designs

Sallard Fashion Sketch

Sallard Fashion Sketch

 

Huyen Doan, RCBC Alumni

Huyen DoanCongratulations to RCBC alumna Huyen Doan for her outstanding achievements. Upon graduating from the RCBC Fashion Design Department, Huyen transferred and completed her fashion design degree at Philadelphia University (PhilaU).

Her senior year at PhilaU has been an exciting one filled with recognition for her collection, “The Floating World.” In addition to winning the Best Senior Collection and Best of Show awards, her collection was chosen for the New York Fashion Week (NYFW) 2016 Premier Designers Showcase. On Sept. 16, 2016, her designs were shown on the runways of this highly-recognized industry event. Huyen was chosen to participate as a fashion designer for Convergence 2016, the Handweavers Guild of America’s international fiber arts conference, and as a co-fashion designer in Epson Digital Couture at NYFW. Over the next few years, we will look forward to hearing more exciting success from Huyen as she embarks on following her passions and dreams as a fashion designer.

Rowan College at Burlington County thanks Huyen Doan for choosing RCBC to begin her exciting journey and proving anything is possible if you work hard, follow your passion, and stay committed to your education.

Collection II “Unrestricted”

The Floating World

The Floating World

RCBC Alumni, Information Session

Interview with Sarah Devine, RCBC Alumni

Interview with Gozde Ucar, RCBC Alumni

To read more about Gozde's experience at RCBC, click here.