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Career Opportunities in the Fashion Industry, Second Edition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Peter Vogt; Foreword by Angie Wojak
  • From the Series: Career Opportunities
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816068410
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6841-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Ferguson
  • Published: 09/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 746.9
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 272

Summary

Praise for the previous edition:
"...essential...For job seekers with a 'passion for fashion' or high school students needing up-to-date career information, this is an excellent resource."—Library Journal

"Clearly written and arranged, this excellent overview will make a fine addition to career collections."—School Library Journal

"Most reference collections in which there is a demand for career information will find this a useful addition."—American Reference Books Annual

In 2005, Americans spent some $181 billion on fashion and apparel, according to the NPD Group, an international marketing information company specializing in consumer purchasing and behavior. Fashion trends are always changing, and each season presents new styles for the public and new opportunities for all sectors of the fashion industry.

Career Opportunities in the Fashion Industry, Second Edition covers the exciting developments in this trend-setting industry. Comprehensive and accessible, this second edition has had a complete makeover: it now features revised and updated entries, concise new job profiles, and updated appendixes.

New and revised career profiles include:

  • Fabric librarian
  • Fashion buyer
  • Fashion designer
  • Fashion photographer
  • Fashion stylist
  • Fashion writer
  • Pattern maker
  • Production manager
  • Runway model
  • Technical designer
  • Textile designer
  • Visual merchandiser
  • and more.

Specifications

Index. Appendixes. Bibliography.

About the Author(s)

Peter Vogt holds a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Moorhead State University. He writes weekly career advice articles for students and recent grads and answers dozens of questions each month on MonsterTRAK’s “Career Planning for College Students” message board. Vogt is the author of Ferguson Publishing's Career Wisdom for College Students. He has also written articles for National Business Employment Weekly, Managing Your Career, and CollegeJournal.com and CareerJournal.com, both produced by the Wall Street Journal. He lives in suburban Minneapolis.

Foreword author Angie Wojak is the director of career services at Parsons The New School for Design, where for the past 10 years she has worked with students, alumni, and employers to connect designers with career opportunities. Wojak is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and the University of Missouri, where she received her M.F.A. in fine arts. Before joining Parsons, she taught drawing and printmaking at Lincoln University and was a lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art. She lives in New York City.

Reviews and Awards

"...[a] useful title for the career collection."
Booklist

"Most reference collections in which there is a demand for career information will find this a useful addition."
American Reference Books Annual

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