By Elise Borja
Photos: Stephanie Eng
As a journalism major and art minor at Northeastern, Julia took advantage of every opportunity the co-op program presented her and is now an accomplished freelance stylist in Manhattan.
During her first co-op, she worked for The Improper Bostonian, a lifestyle publication located here in Boston. She stated that although this internship was unpaid, the experiences and skills she gained were payment enough.
For her second co-op, she worked as a fashion closet intern for the world-renowned W magazine. As an intern, she had the chance to work on photo shoots as early as on the second day of her co-op. After months of hard work and determination, Julia was promoted to personal assistant of Alex White, the former fashion and style director of W magazine.
In Julia’s final co-op, she landed another position through Condé Nast Publications, working this time in the international office for Julia Von Boehm, the New York fashion contributor for French Vogue. Although this job was shorter than the previous two, Julia enjoyed its relaxed setting compared to the constant hustle and bustle at W magazine.
Since graduating, Julia has worked as the assistant of stylist Mel Ottenberg. Through this experience, she had the chance to work with Rihanna, Drake, Miley Cyrus, and the infamous Karl Lagerfeld, the head designer for Chanel.
Julia’s co-op experiences were very impressive and she hopes to help every student receive the same experiences she did as a Husky. She is currently working with Kellianne Murphy, a faculty coordinator in the journalism co-op program, to help the fashion-forward students at Northeastern have more access to many more co-ops in New York with fashion designers, PR agencies, and magazine publications.