As a girl, Alyssa Rohmann ’15 spent her days designing and sewing, dreaming of a career in fashion. She could have gone on to design school, but after high school, she chose to attend Providence College instead, majoring in marketing with a minor in finance. That choice didn’t crush her childhood dreams. It only made them stronger. And with the help of PC’s Career Education Center, Rohmann was able to land a coveted sales internship with New York fashion designer Zac Posen.
A day at Zac Posen could see Rohmann helping out with Market Week — when buyers from all over the world choose pieces for the following season — creating sales sheets, or running gowns and resort wear all over Manhattan to be worn by celebrities and models.
Her PC experience has made all the difference. She worked closely with the Career Education Center to polish her resume and cover letter. Her Organizational Behavior class covered questions to ask prospective employers. Her involvement in various clubs and organizations has made her feel comfortable in almost any setting — especially an interview. And her academic experience has set her apart from her peers.
“My liberal arts background has given me such an advantage over interns from other schools,” she says. “I just have different knowledge. Development of Western Civilization helped develop my writing skills, and that’s a really big part of the industry — you have to communicate well. I’m definitely going to stay in this industry. It’s truly what I’m passionate about, and I see how what I’m learning in the classroom applies in the real world.”