Alana Ciarcia's Resume
To whom this may concern,
Please accept this letter in application for an employment opportunity among this incredible company.
My name is Alana Ciarcia. I am a student at FIT, and an aspiring stylist, in pursuit of an internship within the fashion industry.
This past Spring, I have graduated and earned an AAS Degree in Fashion Business Management as a transfer student at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Additionally, I will be returning to FIT this Fall to study for my BS Degree.
Throughout my journey as a transfer student, I have grown as an individual, both personally and professionally; learning the importance of self-trust, respect, loyalty, communication, and organization. After enrolling at FIT, I have become more positive, motivated, and strive to gain as much knowledge and experience as I can.
As a fashion student, I have studied the various different aspects of the fashion industry, while learning to implement that knowledge into a professional work environment. The information I have gained from these classes, have equipped me with the skills and understanding needed to work successfully within the fashion industry.
This past semester my studies focused on product development, the business of styling, and photo styling. I learned the ins and outs of developing new items, as well as the structure/process of a fashion shoot, and the different roles involved. I also learned the necessities, tools, and techniques needed, in order to be a proficient fashion stylist.
Working as a retail associate, I was involved in the floor set and visual display. I consistently surpassed sales goals during each shift I worked. Additionally, I learned the true significance of teamwork and discovered my aptitude for excellent customer service.
As an assistant to the office manager, I learned the importance of organization and time management; as well as how to implement both into the other aspect of my life, both professionally and personally. Additionally, I learned what characteristics make up a successful business, and how that business must operate in order to be successful.
Furthermore, I am incredibly passionate about vintage clothing and spend the majority of my time searching for hidden treasures in vintage and thrift shops. Thus, working in an environment pertaining to this passion would be an ideal career for me.
To conclude, I am confident that my previous and current education, work experience, and passion for the fashion industry makes me a viable candidate for a position with this incredible company. Attached is my resume further explaining my additional qualification. I look forward to hearing from you.
182 Freeman St. #3R, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Passionate fashion business-oriented student, in pursuit of a promising career in the industry. A detail-oriented, motivated, and organized individual dedicated to meeting goals. Possesses positive work ethic, experience in the retail field, excellent customer service skills, and knowledge of the inner workings of the fashion industry. Quick-thinker and loyal team player who thoroughly completes presented tasks in a timely fashion. Values and respects authority, rules, and instructions.
High School Diploma: 2015
(Wethersfield High School, Wethersfield, CT)
Fashion Merchandise Major: 2015 - 2017
(Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, NH)
Fashion Business Management AAS Degree: 2019
(The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY)
Fashion Business Management BS Degree: In-process - 2021
(The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY)
o Vintage Fashion
o Detailed Oriented
o Problem Solving
Garage Clothing | The Mall at Rockingham Park, NH | January 2017 – May 2017
Assisted the store and regional manager with the visual merchandising. Greeted customers and listened to their needs and made recommendations to help them find the right items, as well as creating a smooth sales process and processed transactions or administered returns. Maintained the back-stock room, restocking merchandise and setting up retail displays on the sales floor.
Office Manager Assistant / Receptionist:
CT Family Dental Group | Rocky Hill, CT | 2014 - 2017
Administered the front office functions and worked with managers and employees to carry out procedures efficiently and effectively. Welcomed and served patients by greeting them and directing them properly in person and on the phone; notified office personnel of patient arrival. Made and edited appointments, as well as processed transaction.
Barista & Key Holder:
The Fresh Monkee | Wethersfield, CT | March 2015 – August 2015
Consistently created and served menu items. Provided patrons with genuine customer service and operated the register. Prepped products for use, managed product freshness, stocked product and supplies throughout the store, maintained facility cleanliness and inventory. Prepared the store for open, arranged the store for close and managed revenue.
Private Childcare Provider:
Various Families | 2012 – Present
Supervise and care for children in the absence of parents. Follow the rules given to me by the parents and the children’s regular routines. Establish positive relationships with the children while keeping them entertained, providing meals, assisting with their hygiene, and driving them to appointments and other engagements.
Private Petcare Provider:
Various Families | 2017 – Present
Supervise and care for pets in the absence of their owner(s). Establish positive relationships with the pets while providing exercise for clients' pets in half-hour or one-hour increments. Pick up after the pets and make sure their basic needs are met before, during, and after walks. Notify owners regarding any problems or issues.
Private Petcare Client
Private Childcare Client
Dog Walking Client
Fashion Student, Looking for Internship/Job, AAS Graduate