On November 15, two of our own Village School Entrepreneurship Diploma students, Hajra A. and Kurumi T., had the unique opportunity to intern for critically acclaimed Houston fashion designer, Danny Ngyuen Couture and assist with his most recent fashion show fresh off the Paris runway. From seating arrangement design to readying the models to walk the runway, the students experienced first-hand the behind the scenes work and preparation required to execute such a premier event.
“In the time I’ve worked with him thus far, I have gained so much knowledge not only about fashion, but on how to present oneself in the industry, utilizing things like networking and building a brand,” said Hajra, Village 11th Grader. “For Danny and his amazingly kind team to welcome me in has been such an honor. I left the show that night even happier than when I arrived!”
“The fashion show looks brilliant from audiences, but behind the scene, there is a lot of effort put in to it,” said Kurumi, Village 11th Grader. “Those experiences are something that I am not able to have back in my country, and I have really appreciated that I can take these opportunities and start my career from a high school life.”
Internships are a key part of earning an Entrepreneurship Diploma at The Village School and provide our students valuable opportunities to explore careers, learn the unique workplace culture of various professions, and hone the soft skills necessary for future jobs of the 21st century.