Solihull College & University Centre student Zahrah Mehmood is proving a brilliant ambassador for the College and for her course.
Zahrah, 18, a Level 2 Diploma Retail Fashion student has been making waves after completing a successful work experience placement at the Asian Wedding Show at Manor Grove in Handsworth back in April.
Zahrah’s placement was a varied one. Assisting in all things media she photographed at the event, was asked to conduct interviews with exhibitors and assisted with social media. She was able to use the skillset learned on her yearlong course to apply herself and impress. The event also offered her a well-rounded view of all aspects of an exhibition.
Impressing Roshni Gohil, Operations Director for the Asian Wedding Magazine, Zahrah was subsequently asked if she’d like an internship with the magazine. Tasked with submitting a piece of work, her first article on Celebrity Fashion at the Cannes Film Festival has just been published.
With an avid interest in marketing, Zahrah has high praise for her course, ‘The course teaching is amazing, it’s not like other colleges where you can be left too much to your own devices. You are supported on a one to one level and really given individual attention and the practical experience feels fresh and helpful. ’
On her course so far Zahrah has learnt about customer service, health and safety, visual merchandising, buying merchandise and law. Students also have the opportunity for hands on, practical experience in the fashion retail world and have helped out at the NEC Clothes Show, observing first hand event running and assisting in a multitude of tasks.
The future looks bright for Zahrah, coming to the end of her course shortly, with the possibility of more published work ahead, she is looking towards a career in marketing. Utilising her growing skillset she’s hoping to follow her dream career path. Well done Zahrah!
To read Zahrah’s article, please visit the Asian Wedding Magazine Website
Find out more about Solihull College & University Centre’s Retail courses.