Subject: Meet former intern, now Personal Shopper Alex
Name: Alex Mckevitt
Location: Warrington/ Cheshire
Current occupation: Personal Shopper
Have you ever interned? If so, where?
Yes! Look Magazine and You & Your Wedding Magazine.
One thing you wish you knew before starting out in the industry:
As an intern keep every receipt for your expenses and make sure the company is covering these! Get yourself a day travel card if you are in London rather then printing off your oyster history as companies may not cover your travel in and around London if you are making multiple journeys during your working day.
Smile, ask questions and make an impression!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?:
I would love to be living in London and working as a fashion stylist/ assistant at a magazine or creative agency.
One piece of advice to someone who wants to follow in your footsteps:
Get as much experience as possible! if you don't do this throughout university be prepared to intern after university because the experience is everything! also have faith in yourself and your future!
What advice would you give to someone who has no clue what they want to do?
Get as much experience as possible and you will find something you love! It may not be something you have considered before or even knew existed! Smaller companies are great because you will have a lot more freedom and opportunity to get involved with different areas. Always ask if you can get involved with as much as possible!
One fun fact about you?
I was shortlisted for the Drapers Fashion Publication award at Graduate Fashion week 2018!
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