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Gap Inc. for Community Colleges Workshop
Austin Community College, Cypress Creek Campus
April 6, 2013 | 8:30am-4:00pm (Lunch included)
In the Workshop you will discover your communication style, how to "get it all done" and what it takes to get your foot in the door!
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Gap Inc., a national retail chain, is one of six charter companies to initiate Skills for America's Future, an industry-led initiative to improve industry partnerships with community colleges and build a nationwide network to maximize workforce development strategies, job training program and job placement. Gap Inc. chose to partner with Austin Community College. According to Ina Midkiff, Department Chair, who is helping to coordinate the workshop, ACC was chosen because of its commitment to helping students prepare not just for entry level jobs but skills that will help them move up in companies.
This is a great way for students to receive current information from people in the industry on what it takes to get a job in the 2013 job market. The three modules in the workshop are fun and engaging, and cover everything from identifying your personal communication style, how to work with other styles effectively, how to make the most of your time and finish everything important, and lastly, how write an effective résumé and be prepared to put your best foot forward in your interviews. As an option, after completing the workshop there is an opportunity to participate in a job shadow at one of the local stores and take part in a mock interview with a Gap, Inc. leader.
In addition to providing the workshop, Gap Inc. is offering scholarships and job placement opportunities to qualified Austin Community College students. Fashion merchandising and design students are not the only ones to benefit from the workshop. These skills transfer to students in business, communication and marketing. Fashion and Marketing Majors at ACC will be given priority, but the workshop is open to all ACC students.
ACC is offering students the opportunity to learn from the real-world experience of their Leaders and their in-house training. Be sure and take advantage of this unique workshop and remember, those who participate in the workshop are eligible to apply for the scholarships.
For more information, read the original press release about the program.
Graduating in Style: Fashion Merchandising and Marketing Major Finds Her Path
This profile of Lauren Dominguez, Spring 2012 graduate in Marketing & Fashion Marketing, appeared in the ACC Newsroom on April 19, 2012.
Name: Lauren Elizabeth Dominguez
Major: Marketing/Fashion Merchandising
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science
Graduation is almost here. How do you feel?
I feel very excited but nervous about graduation. It hadn't really sunk in quite yet that I was actually going to be walking the stage until I bought my tassels the other day. Now it all seems so real and coming up quickly, and I don't even have my gown yet! As exciting as it is, it also makes me nervous to think that I'm entering the real world where I have to be a grown-up and make decisions about my life that could impact me forever. I just have to have faith that I will make the right ones.
Marketing is creative and dynamic — it's an ongoing process of discovering what consumers want and delivering value to them by offering the right product at the right time and place. Marketing involves people skills, sales skills, communication skills, analytical skills, creative skills, and initiative skills. Want to help rollout new products and work to improve the perception of those products by the media then you may be well suited for a career in marketing.
If you are interested in working in marketing, promotions, public relations, advertising or sales, you should be mature, creative, highly motivated, flexible, and decisive. The ability to communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing, with other managers, staff, and the public is vital. Marketing, advertising, promotions, public relations, and sales manager jobs are highly coveted and will be sought by other managers or highly experienced professionals. In particular, employers will seek those who have the technical, analytical, and creative skills to conduct advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales activities in all media areas.
Marketing Degree and Certificate Options
Marketing – If you wish to transfer to a four-year university baccalaureate program you should follow the curriculum for the Business Administration Associate of Science Degree.
Marketing is an approved Tech Prep program. Students completing a high school Tech Prep Program with appropriate competency may receive some college credit.
Fashion Marketing (Merchandising)
Are you creative, have an eye for trends, fashion retail, promotion, and wholesale operations? Fashion Merchandising is a great mix of manufacturing, buying, promoting, and selling all types of fashion items. An associate degree will prepare you for an entry-level fashion position in retail, promotion, or wholesale fashion businesses.
Please note: We do not offer courses or an associate in fashion design. Houston Community College Central http://ccollege.hccs.edu/instru/fashion/ has an exemplary program in design.
Fashion Marketing Degree and Certificate Options
Fashion Merchandising is an approved Tech Prep program. Students completing a high school Tech Prep Program with appropriate competency may receive some college credit.
Where and how are the programs offered?
Marketing and Fashion courses are offered during morning, afternoon, evening, weekends, and in online Distance formats to meet the students' needs. It is possible to complete your Marketing associate online. Class sizes are small and this enables us to provide you with individual attention. Not all courses are offered every semester at all locations. The semester course offerings are announced in a course schedule distributed on the campuses, or on our ACC web site. Complete course descriptions are listed in the ACC catalog.
The Marketing department is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs http://www.acbsp.org. ACBSP is the premier accrediting association for business schools and programs with a focus on teaching excellence.
The Austin Community College District is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Austin Community College District.
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