Working with Ilene Rein of Pounding Pavement 101 was not only a pleasure, but it was also an awakening experience. As a recent graduate, I had a goal of gaining myself an entry-level job or internship in the fashion industry. Ilene changed my outlook on how to achieve this goal from my initial mindset of “something will come to me” to “I need to bang on every door I can find until I get where I want to be.”
Ilene enhanced my motivation to be aggressive about getting out into the industry with specific learning and preparation methods. Covering resume and cover letter templates, the correct way to reach out to a company, and one of the most useful, interview question reviews, were just several of the steps Ilene took with me to build my drive and achieve my goals.
What I appreciate most about working with Ilene was her ability to give me the full motivation to getting my name out there, that I never knew I had. After several weeks of working with her, I’ve received feed back from the companies I’ve reached out to, as well as gaining an internship. Today, I am more than excited to reach out to companies with full confidence and a beautiful resume that showcases my design background. I cannot thank Ilene enough for all of her help and guidance through this journey.
— G.L., Client, Recent FIT Graduate
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— M.K., Client, Recent College Graduate