The next best thing to an in-person fashion internship.
Fashion Career Accelerator is a six-week, online experience to give you a deep-dive, inside look into the remarkably competitive world of fashion. With the role of a fashion stylist as the foundation of the course, you will learn how to align yourself for a career in the fashion and entertainment industry, and get the resume experience needed to position yourself for coveted jobs.
You're going to learn:
• What does a fashion stylist actually do?
• How does a red carpet look come together from A to Z?
• Where do all of the clothes come from?
• How do I reach out to designers and showrooms? What do I say?
• What is the difference between styling someone for the red carpet and an editorial photoshoot?
• What skills can I start honing now to set myself up for success?
• I don’t know anyone in the fashion industry - how do I get my foot in the door?
• How can I start building a portfolio if I don’t have access to photographers, models, or high-end clothes?
• Do I need to study fashion in college in order to purse a career in fashion?
• Besides styling, what other careers are there in fashion?
• What does a fashion publicist do?
• How do I get a job at a magazine?
• There are so many positions at a magazine. How do I know what each person does?
What does this look like?
• Weekly live and interactive workshop sessions with Andrew (June 9 – July 14, every Tuesday from 8pm – 9:15pm ET)
• One 45-minute individual session with Andrew to map out career goals, develop an achievable and strategic action plan, and ask questions
• Weekly live office hours with Andrew to ask your specific questions (every Thursday from 3-4pm ET)
• Recorded video interviews with guest speakers from top professionals in the fashion community, including magazine editors, VIP fashion publicists, buyers, Art Directors, and more.
• Weekly assignments and worksheets, ranging from building your own action plan, case studies, creating an original and attention-grabbing moodboard, among others.
• Email templates for networking outreach
• Networking tracker
• Informational interview guide
• Resume templates
• Thorough list of key figures to know and follow in fashion, both behind the scenes and in front of
Hear exclusively from:
• Creative Director, Cosmopolitan
• Costume Designer, Saturday Night Live
• Art Director, Glamour, Allure, Self
• VIP Public Relations Coordinator, Coach
• Beauty Editor, WWD
• Sales Executive, Re/done
• And more
Learning Objective #1
Learn the different facets of the fashion world and how they relate to one another
Learning Objective #2
Define the career path and job opportunities that align with your passion and skills
Learning Objective #3
Gain relevant skills and insight that are transferable to future job opportunities
Meet your instructor.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Andrew Gelwicks is a New York City and Los Angeles-based celebrity fashion stylist.
Andrew began his career in the fashion department at GQ magazine, and later worked in celebrity booking at Teen Vogue. Andrew’s clients benefit from his extensive experiences in public relations, marketing, and celebrity relations at Hearst Magazines, Michael Kors and Starworks Group. He understands the nuanced art of creating fashion star power.
His clientele involves a mix of young Hollywood elite and seasoned stars. His extensive portfolio includes working with Catherine O’Hara, Delilah Belle Hamlin, Tommy Dorfman, Michael Douglas, Nicole Scherzinger, Tove Lo, Lisa Rinna, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Luna Blaise, KJ Apa, Josie Canseco, Dascha Polanco, and Queer Eye cast, among many others.
In addition to his career in celebrity styling, his writing has been published in Harper’s Bazaar, The Hollywood Reporter, Out, Teen Vogue and The Huffington Post.
Andrew has been featured internationally in The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes, WWD, People, Good Morning America and InStyle, among others. He has contributed to titles such as Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, PAPER, WWD and People.
This is personal.
I've been where you are. Each summer I was in college, I desperately looked forward to coming to New York City and interning. Those months not only defined my future career path, but also equipped me with much-needed practical and professional skills.
In my internship at Hearst magazines, I learned about public relations through working on my favorite brands: Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s BAZAAR, Marie Claire, and Seventeen.
At Michael Kors, I worked behind the scenes at fashion shows and helped cast top models.
With Starworks Group, I discovered the ins and outs of celebrity dressing, and how celebrities get their hands on the most beautiful clothes.
In my spare time, I was on-set with stylists, assisting them on shoots for Interview and Vogue, and doing informational interviews with people whom I was desperate to learn from.
I came to life in these experiences and realized a career in fashion was not something I just wanted, but was something I knew I could achieve.
As someone who benefited so much these experiences, I am devastated by the canceled internship programs this summer due to COVID-19.
I want to offer the next-best thing to an in-person internship for those who are just as eager as I was to get my foot in the door.