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Grace Ouma

Student / Grace Ouma


As she completed a degree in Journalism at Rutgers, AAS Fashion Marketing student Grace Ouma had an epiphany—and a problem. Working frontline retail jobs to help her through the undergraduate years, she realized that her longtime passion for fashion had grown into a full-fledged professional calling. “I knew I loved fashion. I just didn’t understand how to make it a career.” She was determined to learn and eager to adapt her interpretive talents to the fashion marketplace; but she needed a fulltime job. She began a career in advertising, putting the call on hold. Then she discovered that Parsons offers its AAS Fashion Marketing program in the evenings and online. “It’s amazingly hands-on and collaborative,” says Ouma of the online program, with lots of field assignments and dynamic group projects. Heading into her last year, Grace still is working full time. But because Parsons’ Career Services staff helped her make a career change, she’s working in the fashion industry at a job that she loves.

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