Parsons x Teen Vogue: My Experience

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On April 12th, I received my graduation certificate from Parsons X Teen Vogue. For those of you not familiar, the Parsons X Teen Vogue program is a new certification program in Fashion Industry Essentials.

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When you sign up, you do everything online and have up to one year to complete it. The certification has five sections: Unlocking Visual Style, Thinking Like a Designer, Understanding Fashion Production, Working in Fashion Media and Developing Fashion Marketing and PR Skills. These give people interested in fashion an overview about what each aspect of the industry is like. The sections are all helpful no matter your primary fashion interest. For example, you may know for sure you are not a fashion designer (I definitely struggled with those assignments), but the design course allows you to still understand what a designer does which is critical for any fashion career.

Each section has videos from industry professionals (such as Aliza Licht, Marina Larroude, etc.), a communication board for discussing with other students and an assignments portion. All assignments must be completed to earn the certificate. If you do plan on completing this certification, take your time doing these assignments and networking with other students. Some assignments even include going to the mall and going shopping (every fashionista’s dream). Everything in this program is for YOUR benefit and you can choose to be as invested as you want. By the end of the program, you have a complete portfolio you can submit to jobs! The portfolio is also reviewed by a member of Parsons staff and they give you feedback. Here is my portfolio cover!

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Overall, I think this program is a steal for the cost! I learned so much about how the fashion industry works and what career options are available in it. This program also gives you things like the portfolio and the certificate that you can use to apply for jobs.

Please feel to ask me any questions in the comments! The full tuition cost is currently at $549 in total or it can be broken up into payment plans. If you are interested in signing up, use my link or the code KELSEY2 for a $50 off discount. ‪http://ssqt.co/LvZO 

xx,

Kelsey Knepler

Image Source: Featured Image is a screenshot from the Parsons x Teen Vogue site

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15 thoughts on “Parsons x Teen Vogue: My Experience

  1. Savannah says:

    I am really interested in this program and am looking into signing up, I was wondering could I submit 2 codes for this course? I have a code given to me from the application website.

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  2. Alejandra María says:

    I’m also doing the certificate, how long did it took for them to send you the certificate online? And did they gave a feedback from the portfolio? Did you really add every single item on it, or just the really good ones?

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    • kelseyknepler says:

      You choose what to put in it at the end of the program! It’s usually like a 4-5 page PowerPoint or presentation format including a cover page. A lot of people usually put their resume as one page too. The other 2-3 pages are just meant to showcase your work and focus in fashion.

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  3. Alma says:

    Hi Kelsey
    I came across your review about this online program. Some your certificate was given in 2016, I was wondering how soon were you able to find a job in your field of study?

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    • kelseyknepler says:

      I am currently pursuing some other interests, but I was able to obtain two internships in the fashion industry in NYC with this certification. Typically with fashion you must do internships before getting a job regardless of educational background.

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