Public relations

You have to start somewhere. For me, it was Tommy Hilfiger’s in New York City. During my final semester at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, I landed a public relations internship at the company. I earned a range of responsibilities and experiences: I wrote and distributed press releases, tracked media coverage, and helped designers set up fashion shows (my favorite part). On top of that, being in NYC was its own adventure — I’ll never forgot how I almost got hit by a bike courier while crossing the street, eating Haitian food for the first time, hanging out in Central Park, and meeting the coolest people from all parts of the globe.