Featured Intern for July at Fashion Intern PH

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Remember my post, Going to Work, last Sunday? 
Those photos are actually for a collaboration I made with Fashion Intern PH
Fashion Intern PH is a website that provides the news on the latest internship openings. 
I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to be their featured intern for the month of July! 

Jessica is a Senior Entrepreneurial Management student at the University of Asia and the Pacific. She is currently a marketing intern for SPACE, design and travel Magazine. She shares her story on how she was able to land an internship at SPACE Magazine through the help of Fashion Intern PH.

Pen, check. Resume, check. Do I have everything I need? Do I look okay? What else could I have forgotten? I knew paranoia is striking again so I took several deep breaths and kept reassuring myself that everything is going to be okay.

Two weeks after discovering Fashionintern.ph, I found myself at a Starbucks store about to be interviewed by the editor-in-chief of SPACE Magazine. I was wearing a simple button-down black blouse paired with a beige-colored blazer, a pencil skirt and a pair of nude heels. I googled “job interview outfit” the night before so I was pretty sure that my outfit is appropriate for the interview but the jitters just won’t stop. I guess I watched, The Devil Wears Prada way too much so I can’t take out the picture of Miranda Priestly with her blank expression and high raised eyebrows off my head. And just when I thought that the nerves would kill me any minute, the editor-in-chief and her assistant greeted me with a warm smile. I wanted to rub my eyes just to make sure they’re actually smiling at me. But I didn’t do that. Sporting a smudged makeup look during my first internship interview isn’t part of the plan.

Twenty minutes was over and what can I say — I never knew interviews could be fun! I prepared for all those tricky questions like “If you won $1M, what would you do with it?” But I was surprised that they just asked about my college course, interests, hobbies and if they could take a peek into my blog.

I waited for the big reveal of the new set of interns. And when it was finally out, I kept reading and rereading the announcement, just to make sure that I wasn’t able to make the cut. I’m not going to lie and say I didn’t feel bad for a tad bit. I did feel a little sad but I assured myself that there’s nothing that ice cream can’t fix.

A week after the announcement, just when I was ready to move on and revisit fashionintern.ph, the “when a door closes, a window opens” moment happened to me. I received an email from the editorial assistant inviting me to become the marketing intern for SPACE Magazine. I was ecstatic. I forced myself not to jump up and down like an idiot would. Right there and then, I learned the value of patience. Sometimes, no matter how prepared we are, we just don’t get lucky during the first try. But that doesn’t mean we will just throw in the towel and give up. Here’s what you can do: buy yourself a cone of ice cream then try again. You’ll never know. There might be something bigger and better in store for you!

With you running in heels




  1. Oh my goodness, congrats on being the featured intern! That's so lovely. :) And you look amazing in this outfit--so professional, but still so put together and pretty. The banded skirt is especially an awesome piece. And such a good color!

  2. I just stumbled across your blog and it's adorable!! Looks like the perfect outfit for a job interview!


  3. Congrats on the feature! You look so cute and professional in this outfit, it's perfect for an intern. I'm a new follower :)

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