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SFD Careers


With your Certificate in Fashion Design from the School of Fashion Design,
you will be well-prepared for a successful career in the fashion industry.


 
"After graduating from SFD, I wondered how would I stand out in the crowd of design graduates from other schools?  But when I got my first job at Ralph Lauren, I realized I was the one who stood out!  I was a step ahead of everyone because of the skills I learned at SFD.  Companies don’t pay you to only come up with creative ideas. In the real world, they also want you to understand how to make a great pair of pants!"
       
Laura Buchen Breneman, Class of 2006


Alumni success stories

School of Fashion Design graduates are currently or have been employed with: 

Adidas
Alice Walk
Appleseed's
Bennett & Company
Bergdorf Goodman
Caramelo Clothing
Cirque du Soleil
Daniel Faucher Couture
Denise Hajjar
Emporio Armani
J. Crew
J. Jill
Juicy Couture
Kit & Ace

Luke Aaron
Natick Labs Navy Clothing
& Textile Research
New Balance
Philip Lim
PUMA North America Inc.
Rag and Bone
Ralph Lauren
Reebok
Timberland
TJX Companies, Inc.
Talbots
UNIQLO
Zac Posen


Career resources

Boston has a robust local fashion industry. The School of Fashion Design works with students as they are completing their Certificate or 3-year Diploma program to find employment opportunities upon graduation. School of Fashion Design graduates may find employment at any of the following local fashion companies.

Adidas
Alice Walk
Appleseed's
Bella Sera Bridal
Bennett & Company
Blauer Manufacturing
Caramelo Clothing
Charles River Apparel
Daniel Faucher Couture
Denise Hajjar
Firas Yousif Originals Inc
J. Jill
Kit & Ace
L.L.Bean
Luke Aaron
M. Miller
Natick Labs Navy Clothing
& Textile Research
New Balance
PUMA North America Inc.
Reebok Int’l Limited
Rue La La
Talbot's
TJX Companies, Inc.
Timberland

The School of Fashion Design emails job opportunities to our alumni,
so if you’d like to receive our emails, please contact
jleclerc@sfdboston.org

We also post jobs to the School of Fashion Design
Alumni Facebook Page.


Internships

While studying at SFD, you are starting your own network of professional contacts in the fashion industry. Our experienced faculty will help to introduce you and your work to others in the fashion community.

Considering the type of design experience you are looking for is important in helping you weed through so many opportunities. And chances are, the more you know about both what you want to do, and how you want to do it, the better prepared you'll be when a company asks you that question in an interview!

At SFD, you are strongly encouraged to complete an experiential internship.
The school assists students in finding the internship that is right for you. 
SFD students have had internship opportunities at:

Luke Aaron
Daniel Faucher
Denise Hajjar
Michael Kors
PUMA North America Inc.
Rag and Bone
TJX Companies, Inc.
Very Eclectic Clothing
and more


Career outlook

From the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Fashion designers create original clothing, accessories, and footwear. They sketch designs, select fabrics and patterns, and give instructions on how to make the products they designed.  Fashion designers work in wholesale or manufacturing establishments, apparel companies, retailers, theater or dance companies, and design firms. Employers usually seek applicants with creativity, as well as a good technical understanding of the production process for clothing.

The median annual wage for fashion designers was $62,860 in May 2012.


Hire a designer

Are you a company or organization seeking to hire a talented fashion industry professional?

School of Fashion Design graduates have received a competitive fashion education built on a solid foundation of traditional and contemporary design techniques.  Our graduates bring these skills to the workforce with the confidence that they have learned to be among the best in the industry.

If you would like to post a job opportunity or internship for our alumni and graduating students,
please contact the School of Fashion Design at

fashion@sfdboston.org