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While to most of us, it might seem like fashion students run this city (or are at least everywhere), Parsons has decided that it wants more, more, more of them, and they've teamed up with the New York City Economic Development Corporation for a program called Fashion Draft NYC. WWD describes the gist of it as a "networking opportunity meant to attract young talent to the fashion industry."
Eager "business-minded students" from all over the world will be sent to NYC to meet with fashion executives from companies like Macy's, Bloomingdale's, and Gilt Groupe, with the potential to score a future job. But not just any eager, business-minded student can hop on board—after applying to the program on the official website, only 25 finalists will be picked. One thing to note: It sort of sounds like a more grown-up version of Fashion Camp NYC, which among other things, teaches kids how to blog.
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