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Fashion Interns Find a Way

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Joshua Golden

Joshua Golden

Joshua Golden, the fashion merchandising and design senior from Lansing, secured a highly competitive internship at Oregon-based Nike. He'll work remotely in global apparel technical development and present the findings of a departmental project to a panel of vice presidents.

His experience in a CMU learning lab prepared him for the challenge.

"Working at the Center for Merchandising and Design Technology has helped me gain real-world experience using state-of-the-art textile testing machinery," he said.

Mollie Wiltzius

Mollie Wiltzius

Meanwhile, fashion merchandising and design senior Mollie Wiltzius, from Gladstone, Michigan, will intern — virtually — on the other side of the country, at New York City-based luxury bridal showcase Wedding Salon.

The company normally hosts events in New York; Chicago; Miami; Los Angeles; and Washington, D.C. Wiltzius' official title is event production and marketing intern.

"With everything going on right now, we obviously are unable to host these large trade shows," she said. Instead, she's helping to revamp the company's website, social media platforms and newly introduced webinars.

"I'm extremely excited to be completely redoing Wedding Salon's virtual presentations," she said. "I am very lucky to be given the opportunity of a virtual internship, as many were not able to do so."

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