My Life is Changing…..

So, as many of you fashionistas know, I have not posted for about a month now and I feel that I cannot go another day without explaining to you why I have been gone.

In an effort not to drown you in text, i’m including photos of myself from while I was away…..

To begin, iiamcouture.com is changing because, well, i’m growing up and changing. I haven’t posted about fashion event coverage because I have been transitioning into my career. I have been tirelessly working on establishing myself early-on and pre-graduation as a Public Relations practitioner.

Now, onto what I will be blogging about!

In my absence, I snagged an internship with none other than:

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I’m nothing short of COMPLETELY EXCITED and can’t wait until I start. I’ll be working with the Director of Publicity and the Public Relations team for:

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TLC is an amazing channel and airs shows like: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Say Yes to the Dress, My Strange Addiction, etc. I’ll be sure to keep you all updated on my journey through my internship for those of you out there seeking internships-so you know what to expect.

Next, is my baby, my Public Relations firm that I have already begun to craft. I currently have 5 clients:

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Beautiful Sista’s Full Service Salon

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Karma’s Dance Factory-Dance Studio

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University of Taste- Street Wear Apparel Brand

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F-Gutta- Hip Hop Artist

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For those of you who want to become Public Relations practitioners, it’s never too early to start. I’ll be documenting my work with my clients as it happens to give you all insight on what it’s like to be entry level in the PR world.

Last, but not least, I will be continuing to post about my heart: FASHION! However, I will be focusing on outfit of the day looks, looks for less, style spotlight and my top celebrity looks.

Thank you to all of my loyal followers who have stuck with me in my absence and , as promised, the giveaway will be posted as soon I get back to Maryland (I’m in Florida now 🙂 )

So stay tuned and enjoy these photos:

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XoX0, Jada

College is almost over: What are you going to do? Tips on how to snag an internship

So, now that I have shared with you my views on two things going on in society, I decided to get BACK TO FASHION!

Now, as  most of you know and for those who don’t, I am a beloved PR major at Morgan State University. With graduation right around the corner (yay, class of 2013), I decided to share with all of my PR Practitioners to be, a few tips to snag you a great internship!

Tip #1: Alter your resume to fit that job posting. Make sure that you align your qualities with the qualities that the ad is seeking. I.e. if the ad seeks an intern with social media coordination skills and you feel confident in that skill set, then make sure you put social media coordination in your skills section.

Tip #2: Personalize your cover letter. Your cover letter is your chance to show that job who you are, so let your personality shine through. The occasional witty line never hurt anyone. Also, at the end of your cover letter, be sure to suggest an interview. i.e. I would love to come in and discuss with you the many things that I can offer your organization; something along those lines. It suggests some kind of call to action for them.

Tip #3: Have questions ready. Employers love to see that you have done your research and that you are invested in acquiring that position, son have 3-5 questions tailored to that particular employer ready to go. They ALWAYS will ask if you have any questions.

Tip #4: Always have your portfolio ready for the interview process. Make sure that it contains at least 3-5 really great samples of your writing and also bring along an exceptional piece of writing or a really great project that you can leave behind with an employer. Don’t forget your business cards!

Tip #5: Be persistent! If you are attempting to obtain a position in the field of PR or Fashion (in my case, BOTH) BE PERSISTENT! These organizations are used to receiving hundreds of applications. Make sure that your name is the name that they see the most.

Tip #6: No job ad? Don’t let that deter you. Sending out unsolicited cover letters are not uncommon. Just make sure you accurately depict your skill set and inform them of all of the qualities that you have to offer.

I hope that these tips help you, and if you need any assistance, feel free to contact me using the contact form at the top of the page.

That’s all for now, i’ll keep you posted with my luck!

XoXO, Jada